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Cabin Girl

by Kristin Butcher

tagged: bullying, friendship, business, careers, occupations, new experience
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publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Sixteen-year-old Bailey struggles with her job but stays because she loves the stories of the area—including the legend of a local ghost.

Bailey is working at her first summer job, as a cabin girl at a fly-in fishing camp at Witch Lake. April, an older waitress with street smarts, takes Bailey under her wing and the two girls become friends. It’s all good until another waitress burns her arm and has to leave. Bailey gets a sudden promotion, and April is asked to help clean the cabins. April becomes far from friendly and Bailey finds herself alone again and messing up on the job—and possibly seeing the ghost.

About the Author

Kristin Butcher is the author of twenty books for children. She has been shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award, the CLA Children's Book of the Year, the Red Cedar Award, the IODE Violet Downey Book Award, and the Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award, among others. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"A well-structured and well-developed novel. The characters are fleshed out, the emotions are real and earned, and the plot holds well. I especially liked that Bailey grew stronger from April’s bullying and actually used the experience to gain confidence in herself."

— Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"A fast-paced read that will appeal not only to older, reluctant or struggling teen readers but also to stronger readers looking for a quick, engaging story. The subject matter and character conversation level is appropriate to older teens despite the use of simple, straightforward vocabulary."

— CM Magazine

"Appealing and approachable...offers readers a summer story succinctly told, complete with adolescent girl dynamics, first-job jitters, and even a resident ghost. This story of a balanced, relatable heroine respects its readers, giving them a novel serious in tone, smartly paced, and skillfully executed."

— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"Overt messages are presented engagingly for reluctant teen readers."

— The Horn Book Guide

"Teens will enjoy this riveting tale of frenemies and root for Bailey's success."

— Washington State Young Adult Review Group

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