In the time-honored tradition of laugh-out-loud kid notes, the letter home from camp holds pride of place. While cute to-do lists and subtle commentaries on aging have their charms, they really don't hold a candle to the colorful anecdotes, blunt requests and dramatic pleas for help addressed to moms and dads each summer.

In the uproarious sequel to her 2010 book, "P.S. I Hate It Here," one-time camp-letter recipient Diane Falanga has collected some true gems -- eight of which you can read in the slideshow below.

If you're still unsure whether it's appropriate to send cell phones to camp, this book may sway you to toward the old-fashioned world of paper and pen. Somehow, we don't think a book of "Texts From Camp" would have nearly as much character; for one thing, just think what autocorrect would do to the kids' most adorable misspellings.

The following images are from "P.S. I Still Hate It Here! More Kids' Letters From Camp," edited Diane Falanga and published by Abrams Image.

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