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All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak.

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.

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.

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Published by Candlewick Press


I devoured every page and fell back in love with graphic novels. A perfect memoir.

[Wipes away tear.] Honor Girl is, all at once, heartachey (but never precious), dry-witted (but not cynical), and incredibly beautiful.

Maggie Thrash’s memoir is agonizingly accurate about what it feels like to be a teenager—serious and ridiculous, confusing and profound.

I couldn't stop reading. I felt like I was right with Maggie at this crazy southern sleep-away camp, falling in love for the first time. Fantastic.

Though I am neither a teenage girl nor a lesbian, I found this story super-real and relatable.

I couldn't put Honor Girl down, even while my heart was aching. I loved this book!

Honest, funny, and so real you can smell summer camp while you read it. Maggie Thrash's Honor Girl hits dead center.