Things get worse: Stella loses all her hair (by accident!) and has to share a dorm with snobby Karen and Louise, who are determined to make her life miserable. Worse still, she is forced into terrifying swimming lessons with Uncle Pong! It looks as if she’s in for a nightmare summer.
Can Stella survive, learn how to swim and maybe even make friends and start to enjoy herself?
Kelly Hunter reads 'How to Survive Summer Camp' by bestselling, multi-award-winner Jacqueline Wilson.
Jacqueline Wilson once again showcases her unique ability to tackle the issues affecting children all over through witty prose, relatable characters and masterful storytelling. In How To Survive Summer Camp we follow Stella, who has been sent away to summer camp whilst her newlywed parents jet off on their honeymoon. Naturally she’d rather not be there and she struggles to fit in, particularly when she is forced to share her quarters with two bullies. To make matters worse, Stella can’t swim, and despite her mother promising that she won’t have to, she still fears that it might be unavoidable.
Strange noises and an unexplained wet patch appearing overnight further compound her misery, but despite this Stella ends up making some friends along the way, and to her surprise starts to enjoy herself despite the best efforts of the two girls she has to share her living space with. Surely summer camp can’t last forever, can it? Will Stella survive the ordeal?
This heartwarming tale of a young girl in an unenviable situation is one with which many children will identify. Read by Kelly Hunter, it is available to purchase here either as an MP3 audiobook or on CD.