This One Summer

This One Summer

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596437746
159643774X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Tamaki TEEN
Characteristics: 317 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Tamaki, Jillian 1980-

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Banned/Challenged: 2018, 2016 for profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations

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JCLBrittanyC Nov 01, 2019

The summary of this graphic describes Rose and her family heading to a
beach house each summer, but this one is unlike the rest. Rose’s parents are
constantly fighting while she finds herself caught up in a small beach town
tragedy. Now, when I read that, I was fired up; oh the drama, what could it
be! But in actually reading the graphic, I was quite disappointed. It didn’t
quite have the drama I was hoping for, and the parts that did grab my
attention left me wanting more. I would say you could skip this one if you had
it on your list.

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OdessaO
Oct 17, 2019

Wonderful art, well written. I too think it's a great summer read. I enjoyed it a lot and would read it again.

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the_axolotl
Oct 09, 2019

The art in this novel was beautiful and did a great job of transporting you into Awago Beach. I felt really disappointed that there was barely any plot, turning points, or climax. So much was set up in the beginning but then barely anything happened?? I liked how the book brought up how everyone has their own problems, some being harder than others. You don't know what others are going through and how deeply it affects their actions.

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Sophia222
Aug 16, 2019

I loved both the story and the illustrations in this graphic novel. The subject matter was heavy, but the author handled it beautifully and created a captivating narrative. The beautiful artwork drew me in, and the story kept me going to the end. The story had swearing, the difficulties of parenting, the hardships of teens and the sorrows of miscarriage, and I recommend this book to teens of all ages.

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Cinnimon_Bunnycorn
Jun 28, 2019

When I first saw this book, I thought that it would be a boring read. In truth, it was incredible. This is the first graphic novel that I read with swearing and mature subject matter. It captures those awkward years, and difficult family issues, with a seasoning of humour. And in the end, Rose and Windy's summer does not become a bummer after all.

ArapahoeChrisP May 21, 2019

Really enjoyed this one! Captures awkward adolescence pretty well. Good for both boys and girls.

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zoeythekat
Feb 08, 2019

This book really seemed to capture the feel of being 11. The artwork was gorgeous.

OPL_MichelleC Jan 17, 2019

A very authentic coming of age tale.

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dylankemp
Nov 02, 2018

Really very cool.
My 14 year old daughter and I both really enjoyed it. Covers some big topics but with a very light hand. The artwork is gorgeous, and changes pace with the story. Characters are likeable and believable.
Please don't believe graphic novels have to be stupid or about superheroes. This one is neither.
Recommend.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 28, 2018

This One Summer is a graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki. Every summer Rose and her family go to the lake house in Awago Beach. Together with her friend Windy, the duo discover that this summer is much different than the last. I wouldn't normally address this, but the book does have some language and content that people may or may not be comfortable with. When I first started reading it caught me off guard, but it really helps to capture the true innocence of being a child. Don't be fooled by the cover, are plenty of times when the book turns morbid and sad. There's really not much else to say about This One Summer, aside from the very well done illustrations. 2 Stars @Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Nintendork723
Aug 01, 2014

Coarse Language: Stronger language than the typical teen graphic novel (including F- and S-words) but it's used realistically.

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Nintendork723
Aug 01, 2014

Sexual Content: Sex isn't actually depicted, but it's discussed frequently among the two heroines. An unplanned pregnancy plays a very important role to the sub-plot and the father and his friends treat the pregnant girl cruelly. Birth control is also frequently mentioned.

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Two young teens reunite for another summer vacation, only with this vacation, they experience darker tones coming from older teens and adults around them.

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