To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

Hilarious and sweet, this epistolary novel keeps the reader turning the pages. The premise is adorable: two 12 years old girls from opposite sides of the country are sent to the same summer camp by their single gay dads who are planning to woo each other on once in a lifetime trip to China. Bette and Avery are Dogfish and Night Owl. They refuse to speak to each other at camp (because their dads want them to learn to be sisters) so they email each other. Nothing goes as the girls (or their dads) plan but the story is heartwarming — and the double cross of the reader at the end is killer!

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