Title: Faith and the Camp Snob: #1
Author: Jen Jones
Publication: August 1, 2012 (reprint)
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Middle Grade
Audience: 10 and up
SummaryFaith, the new girl, knows she's not the typical cheerleader. She's lanky, shy, and avoids the spotlight. When she goes to cheer camp, her snobby teammate stops at nothing to embarrass her. To shine on her new squad, Faith will have to learn to lean on her friends and believe in herself.
My Thoughts: This is a very cute story. Faith is new in town. She meets Gaby, who lives a few houses away, and is encouraged by Gaby and her mother to try out for the Cheerleading squad. Faith is really excited about being on the squad and going to cheer camp in July. The team doesn’t even get to leave for cheer camp before Ella lays in to Faith. Faith gets put in a situation where she must prove that she is one of the squad or the loser that Ella makes her out to be. I identify with Faith on so many levels. I was the shy new kid so many times. I also identify with being on a team with a b***h, I mean snob. I think this is a great read. This story shows how true friends behave and how to deal with bullies. I’m going to check out the other books in the series.