This One Summer

This One Summer

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.

Title:This One Summer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781626720947
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About Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer, playwright, activist and performer. She works and performs with fat activists Pretty Porky and Pissed Off and the theatre troupe TOA, whose recent play, A vs. B, was staged at the 2004 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Her well-received novel, Cover Me (McGilligan Books) was followed by a short fiction collection, True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice


    This One Summer Reviews

  • Leigh Bardugo

    I rarely write GR reviews, but I almost didn't pick this up because of some of the reviews I've seen, so I wanted to add my five stars. This is a quiet book. Much of the action is observed rather than...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    A very low-key, beautiful story with amazing artwork. Also very Canadian. ...

  • Lola

    There is almost nothing that I would have found enjoyable about this story, if it weren't for the beautiful graphics that brought it to life.Which is weird, because drawings are something I find quite...

  • Hannah Garden

    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 ...

  • Steph Sinclair

    This One Summer is worth a read for the breathtaking artwork alone. Check it out:Unfortunately, the story didn’t do much for me. I really liked the idea of a summer of firsts and lessons, but when i...

  • Nat

    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 sh...

  • Heather 'Bookables'

    Artwork: 5 starsPlot: 2 starsThe 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 honest...

  • Ariel

    This was a tiny bit of a disappointment :(The thing about graphic novels is that you have TWO giant elements: the writing AND the art.The art in this book was phenomenal. Absolutely wonderful. I have ...

  • First Second Books

    Possibly my favorite thing about this book is that it is blue.I mean, I love the plot and the characters and how the problems of growing up are presented and then not easily resolved like tying a bow;...

  • Nick

    Me the whole time:Full review to come!...