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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This One Summer Reviews
This One Summer es el verano hecho novela gráfica. El sentimiento de nostalgia y de tranquilidad que transmite en todas y cada una de sus páginas es mágico. Las ilustraciones son una pasada, y es una historia que disfrutas y devoras sin darte cuenta. Es una novela preciosa, de esas que te hacen sentir calentito por dentro. En resumen: una maravilla.
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 :)
Me the whole time:
Full review to come!
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!
I didn't love this, but I didn't dislike it.
I liked it. I enjoyed what I think they were going for, feel wise. I just felt like something was missing, or wasn't QUITE right.
I loved the art. I enjoyed the storytelling format. I liked the type of story they were telling, and the perspective they chose to tell it from, however, it still felt like it was lacking a sort of... oomph. I don't know how else to describe it.
Again, I would recommend it for someone who enjoys this genre. It just didn't qu ...more
I was a fan of these authors' previous collaboration, Skim, but I had resisted this one because I've generally found First Second's YA comics kind of unsatisfying. I should have known this one would be head and shoulders above the rest. In addition to having beautiful, fabulous artwork, This One Summer reminded me of the 1970s YA novels I'd check out from the library as a kid: slightly risque, with a main character on the cusp of puberty and a best friend who's still on the childish side, encoun ...more
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 read. And even though the plot wasn’t the most exciting, it still kept me flipping page after page. Plus, the friendship and banter between the two main characters added some needed humor to the story.
(Windy’s dance ...more
Artwork: 5 stars
Plot: 2 stars
The artwork was STUNNING in this book but that's where my love ends. I felt this could have told a bigger story and made a bigger impact but it felt very open ended honestly.
I did resonate with the mother so very much ( you'll know once you read the book)
But I wanted more plot, more depth.
The artwork though? A++++