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....
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All Summer Long Reviews
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Set in the summer before 8th grade, Bina is bored, lonely, and sulking after her best friend goes away to soccer camp. Bina and Austin have always had the best summers, complete with a Summer Fun Index scale and now everything is ruined. All Summer Long is all about how Bina fills her summer after her best friend messes up their plans. It's a fun graphic novel about growing up, summer nights, and letting frien ...more
All Summer Long is a pitch-perfect book for tweens that find themselves right in-between wanting something a little more mature but not quite ready for full-blown YA romance. A great book about growing up, and all that comes with that. It doesn’t mean you have to grow apart from childhood friends, but that maybe your friendship changes, and that’s okay. Being in each other’s life, finding your own path, and having someone who always roots for you is a pretty cool thing to have.
You're more you every day. That's going to draw people to you, and it's going to scare some away.
I adore Hope Larson. The last books I've read from her were adventures (the fantastic Four Points duology and A Wrinkle in Time), so it was fun to read a slice-of-life story from her.
This middle grade graphic novel is a sweet and heartfelt coming-of-age tale. Larson nails pre-teen realism: the importance of friendship, the blend of confidence and insecurities, the desire to be seen as cool while als ...more
Such a cute story of a young girl learning about herself over the summer. This refreshing book takes you back to those summers where you had nothing to do but hang out.
A funny, bittersweet, and deceptively wise graphic novel about changing friendships, finding your jam, and growing up over the course of a summer. Hope Larson avoids going straight to cynicism and angst which can be the usual trappings for coming-of-age stories, and focuses instead on embracing transition, individuality, and the power of music. Also refreshing is the ethnic ambiguity and the wide range of the characters' age, race, and orientation that surround Bina. Perfect summer reading!
Hope Larson realizes all the hopes I had for her and then some since my wonderful experience reading her adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (which remains the single best graphic adaptation of a novel I've come across) with her new book All Summer Long.
This is a wistful tale of a thirteen year old girl named Bina left to her own devices for the summer while her best friend Austin is off at soccer camp. Not exactly a full blown teenager but no longer a little girl she takes a few ...more
This was really cute!
A lot of the subjects and themes presented in this book were portrayed really well: gay marriage and adoption being presented as completely normal and not creating any drama in the book; friends growing up but not necessarily apart just because their interests aren't the same anymore; feeling like friends are leaving you behind; discovering new music or pouring love into hobbies.
Bina could be a little whiny, but she's 13, and I was super proud of her for calling Charlie out ...more
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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