By: First Second
Every summer since she was five, Rose and her parents have been coming to Awago Beach for the summer. Her family was different and the tension was suffocating the fun the family could be having. To avoid contact with her mother Rose spends her time with her long-time summer friend, Windy. Windy is a year-or-so younger than Rose and they spend every waking minute hanging out, swimming, watching movies. But this year, things were going to be different.
I really enjoyed the art in this book and the story-line made it all the more enjoyable. Although I got lost a few times, I did catch-up quickly allowing the emotions and unease, and the subplot to just hover over and allow itself to conjure up in my mind.
This story deals with a few things: Adoption (not a lot of it, but it’s there). Teen pregnancy. Summer crushes. Coming-of-age. And so many other topics that are just too obvious that I shouldn’t tell you but insist that you pick up a copy from your local library or buy it!