Camp Scare (Hardcover)

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Camp Scare (Hardcover)


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An eerie, twisty ghost story about twelve-year-old Parker, who only wants a summer of fun and new friendship at sleepaway camp but ends up finding a nightmare instead!

Don't forget your flashlight. . . .

Parker Nelson can’t wait for summer camp. She’ll have fun and make amazing memories, far away from the bullies who made seventh grade unbearable.

But then something terrible happens: The mean girl who made life a living nightmare is in Parker’s cabin. Soon all the other girls turn on Parker, too—no one wants to be her friend. Except Jenny.

Jenny’s the only one who is willing to listen. The only one who understands. The only one who feels the same way Parker does: that there's a deep, dark secret to making friends and she’s the only one who doesn't know it.

But there’s something else Parker doesn’t know. Something bad happened at the camp a long time ago, and it just won’t stay buried. . . .
Delilah S. Dawson thought she would be a visual artist, but she somehow ended up a writer. She has worked as a muralist, an art teacher, a barista, a reptile caretaker, a project manager, and a dead body in a haunted house, which was probably the most fun. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Mine, Star Wars: Phasma, and seventeen other books for kids, teens, and adults, as well as the comics Ladycastle, Sparrowhawk, and Star Pig. She loves gluten-free cake, adventures, the beach, Disney World, Star Wars, and vintage My Little Pony. She lives in Atlanta with her family. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @DelilahSDawson or visit her online at
Product Details ISBN: 9780593373262
ISBN-10: 059337326X
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Praise for Camp Scare:

A Bram Stoker Awards finalist!

"Dawson conjures campfire urban legends in a page-turning novel of summer camp cruelty. [A] fast, immersive ride."--PW

"Satisfyingly spooky adventure."--Kirkus

"Satisfyingly engaging...An easy-to-digest horror camp romp with a deeper message."--SLJ

"I devoured this book in one sitting."--Mystery & Suspense Magazine