Hello Friends!

We’re so pleased to announce our first book giveaway at The Write Teacher.  Currently, The Write Teacher is at 540 LIKES on Facebook.  Those who opt to LIKE the Facebook between now and the time when we reach 600 LIKES will be entered in a contest to win an autographed copy of CAMP, by Elaine Wolf.

Praise for CAMP

“CAMP should be required reading for every middle and high school student nationwide, as well as for all teachers, parents, and everyone who works with teenagers…and everyone else!”

        ––Cara T. Greene, psychotherapist & director of a group practice that specializes in working with teenagers and their parents

“A high school English teacher friend of mine says he thinks CAMP will be the YA “sleeper hit” of 2012, and I think he’s absolutely right about that. I hope word of this well-written debut YA novel spreads very quickly so that multitudes of people read it and share it.”

        ––Micki Fryhover, middle school language arts teacher

“I love character-driven fiction, and Elaine Wolf has created believable three-dimensional characters––especially Rory––a character who could have been a one-dimensional villain, but the reader is made to understand in some small way what could drive a person to be so awful to other people. CAMP is a book that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.”

        ––Beth Fehlbaum, author of “The Patience Trilogy”

“The best book I have read this year.”

        ––Uniquely Moi Books



“CAMP is definitely a book that should be read and discussed.  It’s intense, surprising, and chock full of emotion. It could easily be added to units on bullying and/or familial relationships.”


 SYNOPSIS of CAMP, from Elaine Wolf herself: 

A coming-of-age novel about bullying, mothers and daughters, and the collateral damage of family secrets.

Every secret has a price.

For most girls, sleep away camp is great fun. But for Amy Becker, it’s a nightmare. Amy, whose home life is in turmoil, is sent to Camp Takawanda for Girls for the first time as a teenager. Although Amy despises spending summers at home with her German-immigrant mother, who is unduly harsh with Amy’s autistic younger brother, Amy is less than thrilled about going away to camp. At Takawanda she is subjected to a humiliating “initiation” and to relentless bullying by the ringleader of the senior campers. As Amy struggles to stop the mean girls from tormenting her, she becomes more confident. But then her cousin reveals dark secrets about Amy’s mother’s past, setting in motion a tragic event that changes Amy and her family forever. 

CAMP is a compelling family drama that will resonate with a wide teenage readership. It will be a strong addition to recommended reading and summer reading lists, and it is appropriate for anti-bullying programs. Mostly, though, CAMP is a mother-daughter story for mothers and daughters to share.

Perfect for mother-daughter book groups.

It’s an awesome book.

Enter the contest and it’s a FREE book,

and come on, who doesn’t love FREE BOOKS?!?!


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