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Tug-of-War

Tug-of-War

For Ages: 8 - 12
Chris can’t wait to return to Pine Haven Camp and reunite with her camp BFF Maggie, except for one little snag—this summer, her BFF from home, Devon, is coming to Pine Haven for the first time. Chris loves both of her friends, but she knows they’re like night and day, and she just hopes they’ll get along somehow. Unfortunately, it’s hate at first sight when Maggie and Devon meet, and soon enough Chris is caught right in the middle. How will Chris salvage the summer she’d hoped for without losing both of her best friends for good?
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416991618 | 
  • April 2010 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7 | 
  • Lexile 700L
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Sunday, June 15

Five minutes. We’d barely been at Camp Pine Haven for five minutes, and I was already tempted to push my best friend Devon into the lake.

We were standing on the edge of Lakeview Rock, this gigantic rock formation that loomed up over one end of the lake, giving us a great view of just about everything from up here.

Not only could we see the lake below us with the wooden dock sticking out over the water and the rows of canoes lined up on the banks, but we could catch a glimpse of the tennis courts nearby, slightly hidden by the trees.

Devon and I had just gotten off the bus, and since... see more

About the Author

Katy Grant

Katy Grant was born and grew up in Tennessee, and spent five summers at a girls' camp in North Carolina, first as a camper and then as a counselor. She now lives in the Phoenix metropolitan area with her husband and sons, where she teaches college and university classes in writing and children's literature.

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