Review: This One Summer by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki

Published: 2014
By: First Second
Source: FMPL
Format: Paperback
ISBN:   9781596437746

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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!

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About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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3 Responses to Review: This One Summer by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki

  1. I just finished this one yesterday and really loved it. I think the artwork got me, there were some really beautiful panels!

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