Synopses & Reviews
Abby is back at the same old camp she goes to every summer — except for the fact that this summer, nothing is the same. Her friend Rose is a cabin assistant, her friend Beth is pierced, and now the only person who doesn't seem too cool for Abby is Shasta, the new girl.
1. who is one-eighth Cherokee.
2. who was struck by lightning.
3. whose Internet boyfriend is a senior in high school.
4. who can't do any activities because of various questionable ailments.
5. who is totally annoying to everyone but Abby.
Can Abby be friends with a girl who all her other friends can't stand? Especially when Shasta has secrets that she isn't even telling Abby?
Brilliantly plotted by Eisner Award winner Hope Larson, this is the story of one summer that will most definitely be different from the rest.
"Eisner Award winner Larson effectively mixes magical realism with the timeless rituals of summer camp in this pitch-perfect graphic novel for 'tweens....A delightful addition to any duffle (or library)." Kirkus Reviews
"Larson won an Eisner Award in 2007 for Special Recognition as an up-and-coming artist, and here she delivers upon expectations. Her characters and situations are completely believable..." VOYA
"This may be well-trod territory, but it's traversed with a freshness, sureness, and understanding that speak very well for Larson, who was recongnized with a 2007 Eisner Award for new cartooning talent." Booklist
"Larson delicately handles both the usual middle-school angst and the additional pressures that come with being somewhat different. The style is more Craig Thompson than Shojo Beat, and the content is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students." School Library Journal
"Chiggers is an entertaining graphic novel whose intended audience is younger teenage girls; they will relate to Abby's friendship travails and her romance with Tiel, which consists of kissing and hand-holding." KLIATT
"[A] deft take on the reality behind the friendships made, lost, and made again at an average summer camp....An honest and obviously personal title....A great new book from a comic artist." A Fuse #8 Production
It's summer and Abby is back at camp. Then Shasta arrives. She and Abby share a lot in common — but none of Abby's friends can stand Shasta. What happens next will be familiar to anyone who has ever been torn between friendships. Illustrations.
About the Author
Hope Larson is the author of Mercury, Chiggers, Gray Horses, and Salamander Dream, which Publishers Weekly named one of 2005's best comics. She won a 2007 Eisner Award, the highest honor for a comic artist. She lives with her husband, acclaimed cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley in Los Angeles. You can visit her at HopeLarson.com.