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In "The Girls of Central High in Camp Or, the Old Professor's Secret" by Gertrude W. Morrison, readers find themselves submerged in a captivating tale full of mystery, friendship, and adventure. This young adult novel seamlessly combines elements of both coming-of-age and detective genres, creating a unique and engaging narrative for its target audience.

The story follows a group of teenage friends from Central High School as they embark on a summer camp adventure. What starts as a seemingly typical camping trip quickly takes an unexpected turn when the girls stumble upon a mysterious old professor and his secrets. As they delve deeper into unraveling the truth, the girls find themselves facing danger and relying on their bonds of friendship to solve the puzzle that lies before them.

It is clear that Gertrude W. Morrison's writing is geared toward young readers, as she expertly captures the spirit of adolescence. The characters are relatable and authentic, each possessing their distinct personalities and strengths. The author skillfully portrays the complex dynamics of teenage friendships, highlighting the importance of trust, loyalty, and teamwork.

The camp setting adds an extra layer of excitement to the story, making it feel fresh and adventurous. Readers will feel a sense of wanderlust as they explore the scenic landscapes alongside the girls, immersing themselves in the wonders of nature. The author's vivid descriptions create a vivid backdrop that enhances the readers' overall experience.

Morrison's talent for suspense shines through in this installment. As the girls uncover one clue after another, readers will find themselves on the edge of their seats, eagerly turning the pages to uncover the truth. The plot is well-paced, with just the right balance of action, intrigue, and character development. Additionally, the author subtly weaves in valuable life lessons throughout the narrative, teaching readers important values such as perseverance and the importance of using one's intelligence to overcome challenges.

"The Girls of Central High in Camp Or, the Old Professor's Secret" is a delightful read that will captivate young audiences and leave them yearning for more. Morrison's ability to craft a compelling story, coupled with relatable characters and an exciting setting, makes this book a wonderful addition to any young adult reader's collection. Overall, this installment in the Girls of Central High series showcases Morrison's talent and further solidifies her place as a notable author in the genre of young adult fiction.

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[Illustration: A PARTY OF PARENTS AND FRIENDS CAME TO SEE THE CAMPERS START. Girls of Central High in Camp Page 49 ]

THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH IN CAMP

or

THE OLD PROFESSOR'S SECRET

by

GERTRUDE W. MORRISON

Author of The Girls of Central High, The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna, Etc.

ILLUSTRATED

THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO.

AKRON, OHIO NEW YORK

MADE IN U. S. A.

Copyright, 1915, by

GROSSET & DUNLAP

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. Where, Oh, Where? 1 II. Plans for the Summer 12 III. Visitors' Day 20 IV. "Lonesome Liz" 29 V. The Start 39 VI. Prettyman Sweet Makes a Friend 50 VII. The Barnacle 61 VIII. Up Rocky River 72 IX. The Camp on Acorn Island 80 X. Getting Used to It 92 XI. Liz Sees a "Ha'nt" 102 XII... Continue reading book >>




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