Gold medal in Eric Hoffer Book Awards, YA category
Bronze medal in Florida Book Awards
While her friends head off to college, Shannon Burke is stuck with a dead-end job and the responsibility of saving her mother’s business. The only bright spot is her upcoming birthday and a visit from her eccentric Aunt Rebecca. But before Shannon can blow out her candles, she receives devastating news: Rebecca is dead. When she learns that her aunt has gifted her a beat-up camper, Shannon decides to sell it for cold, hard cash. Then she loses her job and finds a mysterious map in the glove box, and in a moment of desperation, she jumps behind the wheel and hits the road.
Following Rebecca’s maps, Shannon journeys deep into New York’s Adirondack Mountains where she faces her greatest fears and navigates a new reality that is as unpredictable as the wilderness itself.
During her scavenger hunt of self-discovery, Shannon experiences the healing power of nature, uncovers a stunning family secret, and comes to realize that a person’s path through life is never clearly marked.
Praise for Camper Girl
“Camper Girl takes readers on a remarkable road trip alongside brave adventurer, Shannon Burke, who learns that there are many roads to growing up. Glenn Erick Miller is a new voice to watch!”
– -Jennifer Caloyeras, author of Strays and Unruly Creatures