“Wow! What an exceptional voice. From the opening pages, you’ll fall in love with Shan, the wonderful, wise, brave protagonist of this wonderful, wise, brave novel. I couldn’t put Camp Outlook down – I laughed with Shannon, cried with her, and saw the world through her eyes when the book was done. Brenda Baker writes with great fluidity and poise, tackling big issues with humour, skill and page-turning plot. Terrific.”
- Alice Kuipers, author of Life on the Refrigerator Door and 40 Things I Want to Tell You

“Camp Outlook is a book that will make you smile ‘like you’ve swallowed the sun.’ It will also make your heart ache. Baker’s brilliance as a writer is evident in every sentence. She tackles a tough situation with great sensitivity, infuses it with light and is never didactic. Shannon is one fiercely honest, funny, reflective, unsentimental character. Shipped away to church camp because her parents need some space, she unravels her tale. We fall a lot in love with her and the world she’s discovering. This is simply one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time.”
- Sheree Fitch, author of The Gravesavers