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Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties: 02/23/19
Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat is the third in the Frazzled series. Once again I'm reminded at just how grounded this series is in San Diego as Abbie and her classmates go on a week long school trip to "outdoor school" which outside of the book is just known as "sixth grade camp."
Abbie is excited to go but there are a couple of hiccups. First is, her perfect brother is attending as a counselor. The second is, she's in a cabin full of strangers. Abbie is on her own and in complete wallflower mode.
Thankfully before it's too late, Abbie gets the pep talk she needs from her brother and the other counselors. She gets to try new things and be a different Abbie. Abbie 2.0 as she calls it.
Abbie's adventures and mishaps at outdoor school brought back memories. The big game during her week at camp is keeping the golden pig safe from the counselors. In story, no group of campers has managed to keep it safe for the entire week.
This detail brought back a memory of the real world game played at camp the year I was there. Instead of a golden pig, it was a plastic farm animal, like one of those sets you can get at Target or similar. I just remember that when my friend Omar has it, we started calling him "Farms" because he usually like to be called Homes (as in homeboy). The name became sort of a codeword for whomever had the animal.
I don't know if a fourth book is planned. I hope one is. I would definitely read it.