Why did I love this book?
When 12-year-old Mia moves to a Vermont town at the start of summer, she enrolls in two-day camps – “Warrior Camp,” for ninja warriors, and “Launch Camp for Young Entrepreneurs.” For the latter, Mia decides to help her grandmother’s struggling cricket farm. But when serious problems arise at the farm, sabotage is suspected. While looking for the saboteur and trying to boost business, Mia finds the courage to “chirp,” or speak up, about important issues to her – including a secret she’s been carrying about her former gymnastics coach. I love all the layers in this book: the strong female friendships, the #MeToo movement, entrepreneurialism, science, and the page-turning mystery. Chirp is also the first book to get me to consider eating a bug. The cricket recipes intrigue!