Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

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All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range—Russian summer camp.

Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Cece Bell, and Victoria Jamieson, Vera Brosgol's Be Prepared is a funny and relatable middle-grade graphic novel about navigating your own culture, struggling to belong, and the value of true friendship.

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ISBN : 162672444X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Gabby rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2018

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher, via my work, in order to give an honest review. Be Prepared reminds me of being the kid who couldn't go to camp because they were too poor to do so, in the best possible way though. Add to that she makes it so easy to relate to her desp...

Edward rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

A sweet, poignant, funny middle-grade summer camp graphic memoir .

Sneha rated it ★★★★☆

February 22, 2018

Utterly charming and relatable!

Lindsay rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2018

There is a special circle of Hell in childhood designated to summer camp, at least for some of us, and this newest from Brosgol captures it perfectly. While I don't share the same experiences of being Russian in America, I certainly sympathized with the essence of her childhood--when you're alrea...

Eva rated it ★★★★☆

November 08, 2017

The illustrations were by far my favourite part of this book. By turns funny, sweet, and poignant, they really brought a depth to what might have otherwise been a fairly typical outsider story. It was definitely intriguing to see a second generation Russian immigrant story, as that's not a sub-gen...

Alyssa rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2018

I really enjoyed Be Prepared. I felt that the relationship felt very real and accurately depicted the ups and downs of relationships during the tween/teen girl years. The illustrations were great but the color palette took some getting used to. I would hand this book to fans of realistic fiction...

Billie rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2018

Although aimed at the middle grade reader, if you're an adult who ever went to summer camp and found yourself not among the popular, sneaking-out-to-make-out crowd, you'll find yourself wincing in sympathy with Vera's every misadventure. Both delightful and cringe-inducing. Brosgol's newest graph...

Jen rated it ★★★☆☆

February 25, 2018

I love camp books. I only went once and I didn't have a great time, but I love reading about them anyway. This was a cute, quick middle grade reads that most kids will enjoy.

That One Librarian rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2017

Love, love, love everything about this book. Cannot wait to display it in the library! Being a kid is hard. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Being part of a single-parent, immigrant family with customs much different than those of your classmates? Well, for Vera that's a whole new level of di...

Danielle rated it ★★★☆☆

March 06, 2018

I received a copy of this book as a B&N store employee. I breezed through this charming story of a young girl who wishes she could attend summer camp like all her peers. When she finally goes, summer camp isn't quite what she expected. There's bugs. There's no real toilets. Oh, and the camp is...

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