• Graphic

This one summer

by Tamaki, Mariko.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Graphic Novel / Tamaki, Mariko, R Caldecott Honor 2015, R Printz Honor 2015

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Malletts Teen, Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen, West Teen

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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.

Community Reviews

Coming of Age

Great graphic novel that touches on family dynamics, depression, teen age angst and growing up's pit falls.

So absorbing

I read this in one sitting I was so absorbed in this story about a young girl growing up. She is caught between the simplicity of childhood and the complexity of what she is learning about the adult world around her and her place in it. I loved it.

Meditation on summer

This graphic novel by the Tamaki sisters is a lovely, moving meditation on summer and growing up. Rose and her family have been going to Awago beach since she was five years old and nothing ever seems to change- the same cottage, the same summer sister Windy, the same traditions. But once you start becoming a teenager and then an adult, nothing stays quite the same, and Rose is faced with crushes, a summer of scary movies, and a mother who, inexplicably to her, seems wildly unhappy to be back at Awago. I loved the quiet drama of this graphic novel, and Jillian's illustrations in shades of purple perfectly complement Mariko's words. Read this and go back to your own memories of summer vacation and the ache of growing up.


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