Thursday, April 21, 2016

Graphic Novel Review: Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle

I received an ecopy of this graphic novel from Netgalley and Image Comics in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Camp Midnight
Author: Steven T. Seagle
Illustrator: Jason Katzenstein
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Pages: 248
Source: Netgalley

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Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creator Steven T. Seagle returns to comics with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein for a new graphic novel.

Reluctant Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong summer camp. Not wanting to please her "step monster," Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. That won't be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight--with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia--is a full fledged monster! The perfect book for fans of Raina Telgemeier's "Smile".

My Thoughts:
Skye is un-pleasantly surprised when her mom drives her to her dad's to stay the summer only to find that her step-monster has signed her up for summer camp. Despite her pleas, she ends up on a bus to Camp Midnight. Luckily, she ends up making a friend, Mia, who seems to hate camp just as much as she does. But at midnight on the first night, she finds out why it's called Camp Midnight and she realizes that she is not at the right camp!

This middle-grade graphic novel is full of creepy crawly monsters and fun summer camp experiences. It's perfect for a late summer,early fall read! 

I can't exactly say that I enjoyed the illustrations because they are mostly crude, hard to make out in most frames, and not the type of art that I can easily appreciate but I really liked the story. That being said, it's possible that these may not be the finished artwork. Skye is a sarcastic teen dead set on disliking everything and ends up making a friend and actually enjoying camp. 

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