Friday, June 25, 2010
Lovely Little Shelf has a Friday Flashback feature that highlights a book read in childhood.
I recently found a copy of the Sleepover Friends book Kate's Camp-Out in the free bin at the library. I remember loving this series as a kid. I picked it up and read it quickly. It's another childhood series that's out of print.
They are simple books that revolve around a group of fifth grade friends that have sleepovers every weekend. Between the Sleepover Friends and the Babysitter's Club I always wondered why I didn't have a similar group of friends that did things like that. It makes more sense now. Did anyone have something like these groups?
One passage in the book made me gasp though:
"I could stand to walk off some of this breakfast," Stephanie said, licking cream cheese and jam off her finger, "before it collects on my hips."
Eeek! This is a 5th grader saying such things.
Besides that, I thought it was a cute book about friendship.