April 21, 2018

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This One Summer

Mariko Tamaki. illus. by Jillian Tamaki. First Second.

Gr 8 Up–Rose spends a life-changing summer with her close friend Windy, trying to make sense of everything from parental woes to the drama of older teenage acquaintances. In this affecting graphic novel, Tamaki expertly captures the joys and frustrations of that transitional period between childhood and adolescence through the experiences of this appealingly snarky but genuinely endearing pair.