This One Summer #1

This One Summer #1

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Jillian Tamaki Publisher: First Second Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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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. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening.

It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. 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 childhood - a story of renewal and revelation.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 15, 2014

    Though the themes and issues of "This One Summer" are large and emotional, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki execute the story with such precision and care that it never tips into melodramatic, instead preferring to be quiet and nuanced and thus infinitely relatable, real, and emotional. "This One Summer" is a near perfect book and an example of two creators working in such perfect sync they appear more as one creator than two. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 14, 2015

    This One Summer is great for young adults since it's very much for them and the main characters are young adults. But I would also recommend it to anyone that reads, whether they read comics or not, because there's no chance that someone picks this up and doesn't get swept away by the story. There's no way they don't start seeing a little of themselves in these pages or a little of their family and friends. It's not just a graphic novel, it's an experience and one that I would highly recommend you jump into much like the characters on the front cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker May 16, 2014

    This is an all ages entry, especially perfect for tweenage girls, looking for something with characters they can relate to, but also looking for something a bit more adult at the same time. This One Summer, is the perfect read during the upcoming summer days. Read Full Review

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