Be Prepared

Be Prepared Review

A gripping and hilarious middle-grade summer camp memoir from the author of Anya's Ghost.

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.

Title:Be Prepared
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Lola

    Some stories… don't need to be told.First of all, although this is marketed as a graphic ‘‘memoir,’’ the author admits in her note that a lot of the some stuff in this book is made up, so…...

  • emma

    IF VERA BROSGOL DOESN'T HAVE THE CUTESTBEST ART STYLE IN THE WORLD, I SURE DO NOT KNOW WHO DOES.that's pretty much the standout part of this book in either direction. it's a classic indoors-kid-goes-t...

  • Nat

    Summer Camp, Russian Culture, and BelongingHaving adored Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol, I was keen on checking out her spin with this gripping and hilarious middle-grade summer camp memoir.All Ve...

  • Whitney Atkinson

    I enjoyed this! This will be a short review just because the rating speaks for itself. I have nothing particularly outstanding to say about it, but there's also nothing terrible about it. It was enter...

  • Sam Quixote

    Be prepared - for a middling childhood memoir comic! Vera Brosgol’s latest book is about her going to a Russian summer camp as a kid and having a bit of a tough time of it. But it’s not all bad an...

  • David Schaafsma

    Vera Brosgol created Anya's Ghost, which I liked very much, so I looked forward to this tale, since summer camp was important to my early life, and is important to some present members of this house n...

  • Julie Ehlers

    Be Prepared is the second graphic novel I've read by Brosgol (the first was Anya's Ghost), and I liked this one much better. Based on the author's own experiences, this is an absorbing story of a girl...

  • Erica

    FYI: This story is not about a power-hungry, Machiavellian uncle who hangs out with hyenas.It's an autobiographical graphic novel about nine-year-old Vera's experiences at a Russian summer camp. Not a...

  • Jessica

    Wonderful! Think Shannon Hale's REAL FRIENDS, but set at summer camp! I love Brosgol's art (she did one of my top books from last year: LEAVE ME ALONE!), and the true(ish) story of her trying to fit i...

  • Jay G

    Want to see more from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this in exchange for my honest review! Everyone Vera...