Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She’s from Atlanta, she’s never kissed a guy, she’s into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl, and Maggie’s savant-like proficiency at the camp’s rifle range is the only thing keeping her heart from exploding. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it’s too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle, let alone to understand.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; lesbian; lesbian teenager; gay teenager, gay sibling, same-sex relationship
mother and father
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult
Best Books for Teens, 2015
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2016 Ages (14 and Up)
Cybils Awards, 2015, Finalist, Graphic Novel
Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Twelve to Fourteen
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Teen Graphic Novels and Manga
Choices, 2016 Biography And Autobiography
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2016 GLBTQ Children and Teens: NonFiction
summer camp; guns; rifles; shooting; camp counselor; crushes; first love; boy bands; ostracism
Thrash, Maggie, "Honor Girl" (2015). Diverse Families. 1489.