One Brave Summer by Kiersi Burkhart

By decafJess - January 04, 2017

One Brave Summer (Quartz Creek Ranch)One Brave Summer by Kiersi Burkhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Middle schooler Paley has been sent to Quartz Creek Ranch, a summer camp for troubled youth, to help break her addiction to a MMORPG game that has taken over her life. In this quick read, Paley realizes her strengths and gains confidence and lasting friendships. She doesn't have to pretend to be a Blue Elf warrior online to feel powerful; she is a capable and brave young woman in real life.

(She learns that there's nothing wrong with being a super tough Blue Elf warrior online for fun, as long as she isn't hiding from the real world in doing so. Don't worry about shaming any hardcore gamer kids with this one.)

Recommended for older elementary readers, or reluctant teen readers. The prose is easily read, but deals with complex emotions like forgiveness and empathy for those who hurt you.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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