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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. Rose's latest summer at a beach lake house is overshadowed by her parents' constant arguments, her younger friend's secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.
Authors: Tamaki, Mariko
Title: This one summer
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 317 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm
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.
Rose's latest summer at a beach lake house is overshadowed by her parents' constant arguments, her younger friend's secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.
Additional Contributors: Tamaki, Jillian - 1980-
ISBN: 1626720940
9781626720947
159643774X
9781596437746
Branch Call Number: 741.5971 Ta
Statement of Responsibility: Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
Subject Headings: Teenage girls Fiction Teenagers Conduct of life Fiction Adolescence Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction Friendship Fiction Love in adolescence Fiction Coming of age Fiction Summer Fiction Vacations Fiction
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Teenage girls
Teenagers
Adolescence
Interpersonal relations
Friendship
Love in adolescence
Coming of age
Summer
Vacations
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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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Jul 09, 2014
  • maroon_falcon_3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

maroon_falcon_3 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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