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Camp Spirit Paperback – March 23, 2020
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“Axelle Lenoir weaves a sympathetic story around a very endearing heroine. Inside: tons of humor and a beautiful accuracy in human relationships, but also a veil of mystery that makes us even more eager to read to the end!” — Canal BD
“Perfect light reading for the summer, proving that the classic blend of fantasy and teenage comedy still works!” — BoDoi
“Axelle Lenoir is still a teenager at heart… Camp Spirit is a summer read that makes us relive our first emotions of adolescence with a smile.” — Le Journal de Québec
“Camp Spirit is a solid example of the genre, it is a bright, enjoyable story, perfect for the intended teenage audience and anyone else who has passion for coming-of-age stories.” — British Fantasy Society
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Trigger Warnings: Camp Spirit contains some homophobic comments and bullying
The last thing Elodie wants is to spend her summer watching after a bunch of bratty kids at a summer camp. After being sent away for the summer to work as a camp counselor, Elodie has extremely low expectations. The other counselors all seem a bit off and there’s something extremely strange about the woods surrounding the camp. She just wants to try and scrape through this experience with as little trauma as possible, but soon her campers help her to loosen up and see the possibilities for her time at camp. She even begins to open up to the possibility of friendship with the other counselors. Everything is becoming easier, but the looming truth of what is happening in the woods refuses to let Elodie rest. If she doesn’t find out what powers are out there- and what they want- it’s possible that some of them won’t make it out of this summer alive!
You can get your copy of Camp Spirit on April 21st from Top Shelf Productions!
Axelle Lenoir has created a spooky and thrilling summer camp story in Camp Spirit! I loved reading a mysterious story set in the summer, as it’s something I’ve not encountered very frequently before. The art was quirky and fun to look at, which definitely captured the mood of the story! This book was an extremely quick read for me, because I didn’t want to stop reading!
I would recommend Camp Spirit to fans of mystical creatures that lurk in the shadows, and people who enjoy quickly paced stories. If you have been looking for a graphic novel to break up some of your other reading, this could be a great pick! Camp Spirit would be perfect for fans of Lumberjanes, Mooncakes and Snapdragon!
Story: Elodie's in her last year of high school when she finds out she has to go to Summer Camp to be a counselor. Annoyed at leaving her urban life in Quebec for the country, she's not pleased at the prospect. Once at camp, she has serious trouble adjusting - public restrooms, open showers, and the creepiness of the camp are not making her life easier. Not to mention that she also was put in charge of 'the redheads' - the rowdiest and most unmanageable of the campers. Fortunately, she's made friends with fellow counselor Catherine; slowly but surely the two will navigate the Summer. Until Elodie starts seeing images of a forest demon, having terrible supernatural nightmares, and begins to suspect the camp chief has ill intentions for his campers!
Author Lenoir captures 1990s teen rebellion perfectly - from the soundtrack of NiN and Nirvana, the lumberjack shirts with chunky boots, and a skate-punk personna that would later be immortalized by Avril Levigne (to whom (likely not coincidentally) our protagonist bears a strong resemblance). Along with main character Elodie are a cast of personalities that are distinct, if a bit narrow in nuance, enough to make for an interesting read. Even the kids are quite fun and Elodie's handling of each of them makes perfect sense in a fun way.
The art is excellent - conveying the story when needed without requiring dialogue. The snappy comebacks are, of course, very welcome. But he story lives and fails on the art and here it is emotive and yet rich. The backgrounds keep a 'comic' feel but the art also feels a bit 1990s - channeling Nickelodeon quite a bit. But I have to say that this also feels it owes a lot to Scott Pilgrim in terms of influence.
The story has several themes: Elodie learning to survive outside the city, a blossoming friendship with fellow counselor Catherine, winning over the hearts and trust of the camp kids, and the mystery of the camp owner and his connection to a myth of the area. It would seem like the parts wouldn't work and yet, like Scott Pilgrim, they do in a way that makes the story very unique and readable. At any other hands, the supernatural could have felt tacked on or out of place yet it all works here beautifully.
I truly enjoyed and loved this title. I was rooting for Elodie and Catherine to get together the whole time, was invested in the mystery, and loved the camp kids and counselors. There are some very funny moments within and it is a story I would have loved to see animated or made into a movie. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher
This book was just straight up a fun time! I didn’t entirely know what to expect going into it which I think was a good thing; if I’d had any preconceived notions I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much. The graphic novel does leave many unanswered questions, and does feel more like a surface-story, but beyond that I had a great time with it. I would definitely recommend this as a lightheaded and fast read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 stars!