Nathan’s dad is still stuck in the past, his mom still can’t cook, and his big sister Abby is still a pain, even after he saved her life last summer. He’s looking forward to spending the summer with his best friend Tommy, until he finds out he and Abby are going to summer camp. But when Tommy’s parents let him go to camp with Nathan, things start to look up.
Nate Rocks the Boat follows the same basic format as the first book: whenever Nathan puts pencil — or pen, marker, or anything else that writes — to paper, his imagination runs away with him and he daydreams that he saves the day again and again. The camp setting offers up new adventures for Nathan, both real an imagined; an overzealous counselor, Color Wars, and a campout are just a few of the scenarios that lead Nathan down the road to imaginary greatness.
The Nate Rocks books are geared toward boys, but boys and girls both can relate to Nathan’s annoying older sister, his fear of team sports and his desire to be accepted by his peers. Nate Rocks the Boat is rated for kids in the 8-12 range but I think it skews toward the lower half of the range.
Both books are available in paperback or Kindle format.
This review is part of the Nate Rocks the Boat blog tour, and we have one copy to give away! Leave a comment below and the winner will be announced on May 16. This giveaway is now closed.
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