Where Trouble Leads

Where Trouble Leads

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Bannon agrees to spend her summer as a camp counsellor at White Pine Camp with her best friend Ambie and her younger sister Leslie. But Jennifers summer in the isolated wilderness on Georgian Bay turns into a roller coaster ride of suspense and danger. Not all is as it appears, and Jennifer is quickly entangled in camp mysteries and the deep secrets of girls assigned to her cabin. There are mysterious after-lights-out activities and strange people who catch Jennifers eye, including a particular male counsellor. When Jennifer discovers somebody lurking in the woods past curfew, she knows that her first responsibility is to the girls in her charge, but she is nevertheless determined to find out what lies beneath the surface. What she discovers in the woods leads her to believe that someone is smuggling drugs and using the camp as a cover-up. As the summer heats up, suspense reaches a boiling point, and Jennifer must race to solve the mysteries of White Pine before tragedy rocks the camp.

Publisher: Dundurn Publisher
ISBN: 978-1-89491-744-5

Reviews of Where Trouble Leads

The storyline is easy to relate to and it is definitely a roller-coaster ride. . . . A worthy read – for the suspense and the mystery. I give this book five puzzling stars out of five. It blew me away!

Reviewed by Melissa – age 15.   Read the entire review in the November issue of Sarah’s Stars

Sarah’s Stars – November 2007

The mystery unfolds slowly, but Chapman uses the time to accurately capture the daily life of summer camp and explore the growing friendships between the campers who share Jennifer’s cabin. Where Trouble Leads is an ideal read for teens looking for a smart story, a strong heroine and a juicy mystery all rolled into one.

Liam O’Donnell, CANADIANbookseller Volume 3 – 2007
CANADIANbookseller Review

Very highly recommended and entertaining reading, “Where Trouble Leads” by Brenda Chapman is a superbly crafted mystery for adolescent readers that will hold their rapt attention from first page to last.

Midwest Book Review – Children’s Bookwatch – August 2007

Jennifer Bannon life has taken a strange turn. Her mother just married another man and is thinking of taking her younger sister from Ontario to California to live. Confused and worried about what changes life will bring, Jennifer decides to take a job as a camp counselor for the summer.

Excited about this camp experience, Jennifer and her best friend Ambie plunge into the outdoor life. But Jennifer finds a few things to be strange…why would the gorgeous counselor, Chad be at this camp? Surely someone as smart and wonderful and old as Chad would be able to get a much better paying job. And why do the cook and nurse seem to be so horrible at their jobs? But most confusing of all, who is the person sneaking around the camp at night?

Jennifer will soon discover that camp life may be more full of adventure than she wished. But with the help of her friends, she is determined to solve these mysteries.

This was a great story! There were many subplots into the complicated lives of the young campers. The story was intriguing and more complex than I originally thought. It was enjoyable and fun, and I couldn’t put it down!

Reviewed by Rista Tompkins
The Romance Readers Connection

Reluctant teen readers, or readers already fans of the Jennifer Bannon novels, will be rewarded by Chapman’s deft handling of clues, her detailed evocation of a Canadian setting (Springhills, Ontario, and the Georgian Bay area), and a likeable, unflappable heroine.

Reviewed by Ellen Wu
June 2007 CM Magazine

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