Being a teenager is complicated when you’re only eleven, but I am soooooooo ready for the challenge.
"Every now and then you get the chance to connect with a book, to find a story and a group of characters that tickle all the happy, nostalgic parts of your brain and takes you back to places you thought were gone forever." ~ C. Clark, Author
I'm so excited for my first week at sleepaway camp! I’m also nervous, nauseous, terrified, and sad that I can’t share it with Lisa. But I still have Nate watching my back... and helping me lie about my age to the hottest boy at Camp Wakonda.
You heard me. Darla Decker, recent sixth grade graduate, is pretending to be an undercover counselor. What could possibly go wrong? Besides some girl named Reggie dousing me with chocolate milk on the first day, of course.
Stay close, bookface. I think I’m in for a lot of magic and mayhem this week.
A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, "Darla Decker Takes the Cake" continues the journey of love, loss, and the nitty-gritty of growing up through Darla Decker’s eyes.
"Oh, camp life. It's humiliating and magical, heady and miserable, all at the same time. You're never really ready to go, but then again, you never really want to leave. Jessica McHugh does a brilliant job of capturing that poignant childhood experience...." ~ Ellie Di Julio
Evolved Publishing presents the second book in the Darla Decker Diaries series by Jessica McHugh. This edgy young adult novel follows a girl's tentative journey toward adulthood. [DRM-Free]
Discover the Complete Darla Decker Diaries Series
- Book 1: Darla Decker Hates to Wait
- Book 2: Darla Decker Takes the Cake
- Book 3: Darla Decker Shakes the State
- Book 4: Darla Decker Plays It Straight
- Book 5: Darla Decker Breaks the Case
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About the Author
Writers Association and a 2013 Pulp Ark nominee, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting. Jessica has had thirteen books published in five years, including the bestselling "Rabbits in the Garden," "The Sky: The World" and the gritty coming-of-age thriller, "PINS."
Next up on her publishing schedule are the first 3 books in the edgy "Darla Decker" Young Adult series, coming from Evolved Publishing in 2014-2015.