Camp by Kayla Miller


Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails.Olive and Willow are happy campers!Or are they?   Olive is sure she’ll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow – but while Olive makes quick friends with the other cam...

Details Camp

Release DateApr 23rd, 2019
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Comics

Reviews Camp

  • Lana
    I was so excited to get my hands on this review copy of Camp from Kayla Miller! I love to find new books about camping and this one is adorable and very relatable.Olive and Willow are super excited to spend two weeks together at camp. But once they get to camp, things get more complicated than Olive had hoped. Olive hits it off right away with the other campers and is ready for fun! Willow has a harder time fitting in and she’s not very happy a...
  • vanessa
    This hit the spot! I think the story and payoff is much better in this one than Click. I really enjoyed seeing the conflict, the different POVs, and then how the two girls resolved it. Definitely would recommend to kids at my library.
  • Katie Reilley
    I loved this sequel to Kayla Miller’s graphic novel Click! Olive and Willow are headed to camp. Olive is super excited, and Willow’s a bit nervous. Once they arrive, Olive’s ready to try new activities and make new friends, and Willow is a bit more apprehensive, struggling to fit in and share Olive with the other campers. My students would refer to Willow as a “clinger.” Being a 4th/5th grade teacher, I felt the friendship challenges we...
  • Lindsey
    This one hit the nail on the head for my kiddo with attending camp. I like that this series takes topics that are often discussed in children's lit but then shows a different perspective (which happens to be my kid's perspective). Thank you for filling that need. We can't wait to see what Olive is up to next!
  • Lorraine
    I was excited to read this because I enjoyed the previous story, Click. This was a cute graphic novel about 2 friends, Olive and Willow, who go away to sleepaway camp together. Olive is more outgoing and adventurous and has no trouble adjusting to life at camp or making new friends. Willow has a much harder time. She is not as outgoing, afraid to try new things, a picky eater and she misses home. As a result she clings to Olive and and only wants...
  • L.E. Fidler
    it's that time of year again...summer! when i read compulsively!but this one is actually part of my summer reading with fiona - and it's definitely one she likes a lot more than I did. for me, it's predictable with indistinguishable voices among characters. for her, it's the closest she'll get to raina telgemeier until the fall when her new book comes out.she might have a countdown going.this one is full of typical middle school drama - friends g...
  • Rod Brown
    The first book in this series was a bit mild but an enjoyable enough kid's graphic novel. This one is nearly catatonic. Extroverted Olive goes to summer camp with her friend Willow, who is introverted and feeling homesick. Willow's increasing unhappiness causes just about the tamest bit of conflict possible. Ho-hum.I was pleased to see Rube Goldberg machines explained to a new generation.
  • Jenna
    A cute read but the character development still doesn’t reach the same level as other middle grade graphic novels from Raina Telgemeier and Svetlana Chmakova. I did enjoy this more than the first book, Click, but the conflict was resolved too quickly once more. Very cute drawing style.
  • Stephanie
    This was so cute! I loved it!! I just ordered her other book because I am obsessed! :) I’m so happy this isn’t a standalone!
  • Kim Bongiorno
    The perfect book to buy your tweens who are heading to camp this summer (sleepover or not). I have not been shy about my love for CLICK, the first book about Olive and her circle of friends and family, and this is a great follow-up.Olive and her BFF head to sleepaway camp, and there are many different people and activities to pull them in different directions. This is natural. It's expected. But it's always tricky on both ends.CAMP shows how this...
  • Nay Keppler
    i felt personally attacked but i liked it
  • Bookphile
    I enjoyed this. RTCThis is my first Kayla Miller graphic novel, though I'm an avid fan of the genre in general. I really appreciate how well middle grade graphic novelists handle complicated issues like bullying, friend problems, tolerance, and other themes. Some spoilers to follow.This book is no exception. The plot centers around friend drama while Olive and Willow are at camp. Olive dives into camp with great enthusiasm, wanting to try new thi...
  • Mehsi
    My first vacation book and boy it was a disappointment. -2 for Willow, -1 for the dreadful magical and poof solution to the problems. I loved Olive, I loved the camp, I love the art, I love the colours, I just adore the activities (wish camps here were like this) and the counselors, I even loved the other kids. However, obsessive and hurtful Willow was just the worst character. She makes comments that Olive can't have other friends because they a...
  • Misti
    Olive and her friend Willow are off to summer camp, and Olive is super excited about all of the fun activities to try and the new friends she will make. Willow is a bit more apprehensive, and when they arrive at camp, she becomes clingy and controlling, wanting Olive to do everything with her. Can their friendship survive two weeks of this tug-of-war?This sequel to Click stands fine on its own and can be read independently of the other book. It's...
  • Gemma
    Really enjoyed this book and thought the author did a great job in portraying the subtle difficulties of two close friends learning to give each other space to make new friends. The illustrations are full of colour and detail, giving the reader a full sense of the fun and excitement of camp. I thought that the cast of characters was well done -- focusing on Olive and Willow, but including side characters who round out the story (particularly camp...
  • Lacy
    It's the first day of Summer so I figured it would be the perfect day to finally read Camp. Growing up, camp was a huge part of my life and my summers. I even spent quite a few years as a counselor. I knew from that very first Summer that camp would become a huge part of my life but I also remember all the scariness and newness too. I can talk about camp for days but this isn't really the place for that. This book definitely took me down memory l...
  • Laura Gardner
    CAMP is the sequel to CLICK, which I loved. @kayke is again exploring friendships, this time at summer camp. Olive is excited to be at camp, but her best friend from home, Willow, is being clingy and weird. Very realistic! Grades 3-6. .
  • Michelle
    I've read a lot of books like this recently, middle grade stories focused on the complications of friendships and they are all starting to feel redundant but the reading has been totally enhanced by sharing them with my niece.
  • Allison Wysong
    This is such a good summer camp story for both sides! I only wish it was a bit longer!
  • Kris
    There are so many really, really good middle grade graphic novels out there, so this one is disappointing. It is okay, but there is just such better stuff out there. Weak, one-dimensional characters were my biggest frustration. The art is cute, and it is a quick read, but it could be so much better.
  • Tammy
    For kids who love books about summer camp and friendship troubles, this is a book to put in grades 3-6 readers' hands.
  • Chelsey
    This was an astonishing improvement over the first book. The character conflict was totally believable and made me cringe for middle school me, who totally would have been a Willow. The good art finally has a strong story to support it!
  • Samantha
    Even better than the first one! I love stories of summer camp since I never got to go away to one, and this one was no exception! A more thorough review will follow shortly.
  • Diana
    Willow and Olive are best friends who go to summer camp together. Willow doesn't want to make new friends at first, and only wants to hang out with Olive. graphic novel good for younger teens
  • Chelsea
    Super sweet and relatable tale of summer camp and making new friends
  • Liz
    Pretty straightfoward middle school story, the art style is great and it will have mass appeal with the Smile crowd.
  • Melissa
    Summer camp is a time for friends and fun, but Willow and Olive end up having almost two weeks of feuding and fuming instead. After arriving for their sleepaway adventure, Olive makes fast friends with their bunk mates while Willow is shy and ready to make camp about just the two of them. As our main characters discover their very different personalities, readers discover what it truly means to be a friend.Two of Miller's fun and quirky character...
  • Christina
    School’s out for summer! I experienced a huge wave of nostalgia reading Camp by Kayla Miller. I sought out this graphic novel after enjoying her first, Click. Olive’s going to attend Camp Acorn Lake with her best friend Willow. It’s their first time at a sleep-away camp and they have two very different experiences. Things start out OK with each of the girls choosing their bunks and scheduling some cool classes to take together, but there’...
  • Alory Shannon
    Very cute! The friction and clinginess that causes the problem in the first place is very believable, though the "making up" between Olive and Willow seemed a little easy (and maybe a little too mature-sounding, dialogue-wise, for middle school kids). But not everything has to be super complicated, and it's a nice story about learning to share your friends and make new friends as well.I enjoyed it, and hope there are more Olive stories in the wor...