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.
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Sep 16, 2016
9/16/16 Update, Fourth reading: This is better and better every time I read it, and reading it with others always increases my love for it, too. I'd just read this for a summer class in July, but I connected it this fall with Ghost World and Black Hole because they all deal with teen g...
Sep 15, 2016
Me the whole time:Full review to come! ...
Jul 21, 2016
The marriage between the story & the graphics are a beautiful relationship!!!You couldn't have the graphics without the story, and you couldn't have this story without the graphics. The story is bittersweet, powerful, charming, and sad.....a coming of age young adult gorgeous graph...
Apr 12, 2016
This story follows Rose's yearly summer trip 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. This One Summer felt like a great summer re...
Mar 24, 2016
This One Summer is about Rose. Every summer, her and her parents drive up to Awago Beach. She has an Awago beach friend, Windy, and her summers are her getaway. But this year things are different. Her parents are fighting. Her and Windy don't always get along, and get caught up in summ...
Mar 8, 2016
A very low-key, beautiful story with amazing artwork. Also very Canadian. ...
Jan 27, 2016
This book is what comics are all about, a masterful use of both language and visuals to effectively evoke and tell a story. I mean, the big thing here is evoking, more than telling. It is a story capturing a feeling, more than anything. The artwork is freaking phenomenal. It is detaile...
Jan 24, 2016
This graphic novel has staked out a little nighttime beach bonfire around my heart.Really wonderful, understated, quiet, subtle "sketchy watercolor" drawings and storytelling that perfectly capture, as I recall, the dreamy and uncertain feelings of being a young adolescent girl on the ...
Jan 10, 2016
The huge bummer of the graphic novel is that someone labors for ages over their creation and then you sit down with your pint of Chubby Hubby and make mincemeat of the both of them within the hour. I always feel a little awful about it, and this is probably the kind of thing the French...
Dec 14, 2015
Esse quadrinho tem uma sutileza incrível. A história caminha entre temas "adultos" e conflitos banais que surgem naquela idade onde a gente não é mais criança mas ainda não é adolescente. E os criadores dessa graphic novel fizeram essa transição de assuntos d...