"Abby Silverman, 11, decides that during her summer at Camp Nashaquitsa she will try to learn courage so that she can become the person she thinks others want her to be. She tells her bunkmates that she never says no to a dare, and what follows gets her kicked out of camp — but not before she learns to like herself. . . . Vail is particularly adept at portraying adolescent girls — their insecurities, awkwardness, and discovery of themselves."
— School Library Journal