All Summer Long

All Summer Long

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling 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.

Title:All Summer Long
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374304850
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About Hope Larson

Hope Larson is an American illustrator and comics artist. Hope Larson is the author of Salamander Dream, Gray Horses, Chiggers, and Mercury. She won a 2007 Eisner Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


    All Summer Long Reviews

  • Nat

    Reading this coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships back-to-back with Vera Brosgol's Be Prepared made for a great reading experience, since both revolve around simil...

  • emma

    this was a quick, summery read with really cool/unique/interesting/choose-your-own-adjective art. like a lot of graphic novels, the main cool thing about this was the art, and everything else was pret...

  • Jay G

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...I was sent this by the publisher in exchange for my honest review! 13 year old Bina's bes...

  • Kristin

    A book about growing pains with zero plots about boyfriend jealousy or crushes? Oh, heck yes. Instead of dating drama, we get a great story about a girl navigating friendships, finding your "thing" in...

  • Sara

    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 adapt...

  • Elizabeth

    Super cute! I need more!!!...

  • Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {quester in a cashier's body}

    "For, like, veracity.""You use a lot of big words."Thirteen-year-old Bina is looking forward to getting the hang of the guitar, bingeing British TV, discovering indie bands and palling around with her...

  • Kelly Gunderman

    Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!Hello, perfect summer read!I'm really loving all of the perfect-for-summer graphic novel...

  • Anne

    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 duolo...

  • Andrew

    A breezy and low-stakes middle-grade comic for fans of Raina Telgemeier and others. Larson seems most interested in modelling healthy behavior at the expense of compelling conflict; the parents are al...