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This One Summer

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It's a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.In This One Summer two stellar creators redefine the teen graphic novel. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of her teen age a story of renewal and revelation....

Title : This One Summer
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ISBN : 9781626720947
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Status : Available For Download
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This One Summer Reviews

  • Wendy Darling

    Great artwork, lovely mood...but I think I just wanted more from this story.

  • Ariel

    This was a tiny bit of a disappointment :(

    The thing about graphic novels is that you have TWO giant elements: the writing AND the art.

    The art in this book was phenomenal. Absolutely wonderful. I have not a single complaint. There was a giant combination of different types of panels - squares, rectangles, splash pages.. and all of them were gorgeous. And it was all purple! I loved that it was all purple. Very moody and lovely.

    The writing/story, however.. meh :( It felt a little boring, and not fo
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  • Antoinette

    This is my first graphic novel! I decided to read this book for Freedom to Read Week as this book has been banned in certain states in the U.S. Some libraries in Florida as well as a school in Minnesota have banned it because of some profane language. This book is marketed for 12-18 yr old.

    We meet Rose and Windy, both pre teens, who always reconnect at the cottage over summer. This is a different summer though- it is not happy go lucky as per their usual. Rose's parents are fighting; things are
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  • First Second Books

    Possibly my favorite thing about this book is that it is blue.

    I mean, I love the plot and the characters and how the problems of growing up are presented and then not easily resolved like tying a bow; I love that there are parents who have their own problems; I love that the dialogue is spare and meaningful and that the art is gorgeous.

    This One Summer is a wonderful book.

    But I love that Mariko and Jillian made the creative leap to think of this book in another color -- this book was not drawn in
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  • Whitney Atkinson

    I wish there was a clearer evolution of charcter development but this is the first graphic novel ever where i've been able to relate to a character and I adored the art and plot!

  • Eilonwy



    Three and a half stars, rounded up.

    This is a very quiet, subtle story that other reviewers seem to either embrace or find very annoying because "nothing happens."

    The Weird: This book is awkwardly unclassifiable. So far as I can tell, it's being promoted as a YA story, but main character Rose is too young for YA, as she seems to be around 12, and her friend Windy is a year and a half younger, so she's about 10. Then, much of the story is actually about adult problems.

    I think kids from 11 or so
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  • Melina Souza

    Tô encantada com esse livro.

    Eu, que não gosto do Verão, fiquei com vontade de passar uns dias dentro dessas artes.

    Adorei a amizade entre as protagonistas, as conversas delas e também a forma com que as autoras trouxeram, entre os temas banais e característicos dessa época da vida, conflitos familiares e mais adultos.

    Já quero ler mais graphic novels dessas mulheres talentosas :)

  • Steph Sinclair

    This One Summer is worth a read for the breathtaking artwork alone. Check it out:



    Unfortunately, the story didn’t do much for me. I really liked the idea of a summer of firsts and lessons, but when it was all said and done, I don’t really think the main character learned anything. There’s some slut-shamming done and she never understood why it wasn’t okay to say certain things. Though her friend did correct her a few times, she seemed to just write it off. The book also never felt like it actuall
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