This One Summer

By TAMAKI, Mariko

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ISBN
9781626720947 9781596437746
Publisher
First Second


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2014  |  Graphic Novels

Gr 8 Up—Every summer, Rose and her parents vacation at a lakeside cottage. The rest of the world fades away as Rose reunites with her friend Windy and delves into leisurely games of MASH, swimming, and the joy of digging giant holes in the sand—but this summer is different. Rose is on the cusp of adolescence; she's not ready to leave childhood behind but is fascinated by the drama of the local teens who are only a few years older, yet a universe apart in terms of experience. They drink, they smoke, they swear. As Ro...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

Rose Wallace and her parents go to Awago Beach every summer. Rose collects rocks on the beach, swims in the lake, and goes on bike rides with her younger "summer cottage friend," Windy. But this year she is feeling too old for some of the activities she used to love -- and even, at times, for the more-childish (yet self-assured) Windy. Rose would rather do adult things: watch horror movies and talk with Windy about boobs, boys, and sex. In their second graphic novel -- another impressive collaboration -- the Tamaki cousins (Skim, re...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Rose's family goes to Awago Beach every summer. This year she's feeling too old for some of the activities she used to love--and even for her...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2014

This honest, understated graphic novel grows more complex and compelling as Rose and Windy learn about the local teens, and as the conflict between Rosie’s parents unfolds. Jillian Tamaki’s illustrations combine detailed backgrounds with expressive human characters, creating a palpable sense of space and adding nuan...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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