A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Awardwinning and New York Timesbestselling Hope Larson.Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he's acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story....
|Title||:||All Summer Long|
|Number of Pages||:||176 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
All Summer Long Reviews
This is the perfect summer read! It's summer and that means only one thing- it's time to pack in as much fun as humanly possible before having to head back to school. The only blip in Bina's plan is that her best friend in the whole world is going away to soccer camp, leaving her all alone, not even responding to her texts. After lazing in front of the television, her parents send her out to play and meet new friends. This book is all about making new friends when your old ones drift away becaus ...more
Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!
Hello, perfect summer read!
I'm really loving all of the perfect-for-summer graphic novels that are popping up recently. They're really helping me to get into the mindset for summer (which I typically hate, by the way), with lazy days, friendships, and characters that really pop off the pages. Also, in the case of All Summer Long? There's cats. A lot of cats. And they're all freaking cu ...more
this was a quick, summery read with really cool/unique/interesting/choose-your-own-adjective art. like a lot of graphic novels, the main cool thing about this was the art, and everything else was pretty meh.
the characters didn't feel full (understandable, i guess - it's a graphic novel - but that seems like a major flaw of the genre???). the story was a lil quick. could get pretty trope-y (claaaassic story of a middle school summer where the protagonist is, gasp, growing apart from her friends! ...more
I'm not quite sure I understand what the overall point of the graphic novel was about. There seemed to be a random assortment of relationships, action, and exploration on Bina's part that were loosely related but never fully connected back.
Larson showcased a platonic male/female relationship between two middle school kids that have spent summer glued to each other creating a fun index for summer- but they're older and he's going away to soccer camp, leaving Bina directionless. There's a mix of ...more
Aside from Goldie Vance, this is my fave Hope Larson work to date. I do question how much kids reading it today will relate (I don’t know any thirteen year olds who burn CDs or even know how to use a CD drive, but maybe that’s a retro trend that has become popular in some places? Do computer manufacturers even include CD drives on new machines anymore? Maybe I’m needlessly fixating on one minor anachronistic point?) but I had MAJOR listening to music/going to underage shows nostalgia reading it. ...more
It’s summertime and thirteen-year-old Bina has just found out that her best friend Austin will be away at soccer camp for the month; what is she going to do?! An ode to the awkwardness of middle-school friendships, as life starts to get confusing and complicated. Overall, a warm and happy summer read! Bonus points for LGBT characters, loving interracial relationships, and a tattoo-covered mom!
I'm glad I read this in the summer, the peach/yellow illustrations give it a warm vibe and is really a perfect short summer read! The drama in this book is coming of age types of issues, where friendships can be strained as both people are trying to find themselves a little bit more.
If you enjoy Raina Telgemeier this is a type of book I would recommend trying out!
I won an ARC via a Goodreads giveaway
This was a very cute graphic novel. It is easy to read this and think back on past friendships and reflect on how they changed, began, and sometimes ended. Watching Bina go through this definitely took me back. The color scheme for this GN was great too. I loved the use of the various shades of orange, and it truly set the atmosphere for summer vacation. This graphic novel won't wow you, but it will leave you with a smile on your face. It was just what I need ...more