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This One Summer

Tamaki, Mariko (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
This One Summer
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Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.
Authors: Tamaki, Mariko
Title: This one summer
Publisher: New York :, First Second,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 317 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.
Additional Contributors: Tamaki, Jillian - 1980-
ISBN: 159643774X
9781596437746
1626720940
9781626720947
Branch Call Number: 741.5971 Ta
Statement of Responsibility: Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
Subject Headings: Teenage girls Comic books, strips, etc Teenagers Conduct of life Comic books, strips, etc Adolescence Comic books, strips, etc Interpersonal relations Comic books, strips, etc Friendship Comic books, strips, etc Love in adolescence Comic books, strips, etc Coming of age Comic books, strips, etc Summer Comic books, strips, etc Vacations Comic books, strips, etc Cartoons and comics
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Teenage girls
Teenagers
Adolescence
Interpersonal relations
Friendship
Love in adolescence
Coming of age
Summer
Vacations
Cartoons and comics
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Aug 01, 2014
  • Nintendork723 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A perfect summer read! The story is a very realistic look at two girls' transition to adolescence. Both the main story and sub-plot contain mature themes that many teens or pre-teens could relate to (i.e. fighting parents, unplanned pregnancies, responsibility, etc.). Without giving away spoilers, the story is really engaging, fun, but also sometimes gritty and sad. The blue-ink artwork is gorgeous and really bring Awago Beach and the hard-hitting emotion to life as the pages turn. Overall, I highly recommend this book not just for graphic novel-lovers but for pre-teens just entering middle school.

Jul 16, 2014
  • rebekahgordon1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Missed my stop on the train reading this book. Can't think of a higher recommendation than that.

Jul 09, 2014
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The characters were very realistic. By the end of the book, I felt like I really understood them.

Jul 08, 2014
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A subtle, quiet, poignant look at some of the harsher realities of growing up. Reflecting its setting of a lazy, minimal summer spent in a cabin at a lake beach, the story has a leisurely surface of the mundane, with very little apparently happening. Underneath Rose's humdrum existence lies a quiet desperation, though, as she observes through furtive observation and eavesdropping that every older person in her life she might view as a role model is seemingly overwhelmed by simmering conflicts. The book is a marvelous depiction of her inner turmoil as it leaks out through her actions and interactions. Its tone captures her mood of listless angst, both with the understated storytelling and the brilliant art.

Jun 30, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is for anyone who had a summer where childish things were set aside in favor of the exciting, sometimes disturbing world of teenagedom and adulthood.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/this_one_summer_tamaki

Jun 19, 2014
  • WVMLlibrarianTara rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is the best graphic novel I've read in ages. Every page is beautiful. From the talented collaborators and cousins Jillian and Mariko Tamaki.

Jun 09, 2014
  • JCLDennisR rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Unique, original graphic fiction, highly recommended.

Their CBC interview : http://www.cbc.ca/books/2014/06/illustrator-jillian-tamaki-and-writer-mariko-tamaki-discuss-their-latest-graphic-novel.html

Jun 02, 2014
  • hopelesspizzafangirl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really great and realistic graphic novel.

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Aug 01, 2014
  • Nintendork723 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Nintendork723 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 01, 2014
  • Nintendork723 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sex isn't actually depicted, but it's discussed frequently among the two heroines. An unplanned pregnancy plays a very important role to the sub-plot and the father and his friends treat the pregnant girl cruelly. Birth control is also frequently mentioned.

Aug 01, 2014
  • Nintendork723 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Stronger language than the typical teen graphic novel (including F- and S-words) but it's used realistically.

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