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This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

This One Summer

by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)

Other authors: Rob Steen (Designer), Colleen AF Venable (Designer)

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The art is beautiful and the story brings back weird childhood summer memories. Overall it was a great read, but leaves a lot left in the open by the end. ( )
  rabidgummibear | Nov 28, 2018 |
Another for-class read. I really enjoyed this. Th4 pacing is great and the story kept me intrigued. It's very "slice of life". It reminded me a little of Blankets with that nostalgic feeling. ( )
  EliseLaForge | Nov 20, 2018 |
CATEGORY: Graphic Novel

Rose and Windy spend their summers at Lake Awago, passing away their blissful summers basking in the sun. However, this summer is different. They're coming into teenagerdom, learning more about swearing, boys, and their bodies. Rose's parents are constantly fighting, and she's in love with an older boy that has his own problems, including a girlfriend that's pregnant. Rose finds out more about her parent's relationship, including why her mother has been so distant.

This book is beautiful. I loved the artistry of the pages, transforming this from a run-of-the-mill graphic novel into an art piece. It deals with very adult, coming of age issues that are found out around this age and learning how to deal with adult issues. If anything, I feel like Windy and Rose learn that people aren't always how they look on the surface. Tamaki did a wonderful job at writing such a story that can easily be transferred to a visual art form. ( )
  haileyblatter | Nov 17, 2018 |
Beautiful artwork, but the story fell flat for me. I realize that this is supposed to be a freeze-frame, a moment in time, and as such limits the opportunities for character growth. But that didn't make it any less unsatisfying.
  aratiel | Sep 5, 2018 |
allow me to just go out on a limb here and state that, if you thought this story was boring, were annoyed at the perceived absence of a plot, or thought there was no character development – the three main issues i see people having with this book – you didn't quite grasp what it sets out to tell you, or it simply may not be for you.

"this one summer" encapsulates that delicate moment between innocence and experience, between girlhood and womanhood, between summer and the end of it. jillian and mariko tamaki are experts at just showing enough for you to get a glimpse of this truth, but the magic lies within the untold. it's about feeling, about experiencing. in a way, this is not a story, but a moment, captured for you to find within a part of yourself, maybe one that's stowed away, maybe one you think of fondly.

this book shows you what problems growing up entails, and gives you no solutions. and that's real life.

jillian tamaki's art is quiet and breathtaking. she seemingly effortlessly gives each character their own voice, with their expressions, their movements, their little habits. the environments we move through are real and vast. her artwork is as perfect as it gets. frankly, i don't have the words to describe it effectively.

"skim" is my favourite graphic novel of all time. this one comes pretty damn close and might just take the crown one day. i cannot wait to get my hands on whatever these two women decide to put out together next. ( )
  nimbon | Jul 24, 2018 |
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Tamaki, Marikoprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tamaki, JillianIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Steen, RobDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Venable, Colleen AFDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hohl, TinaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Soubiran, FannyTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Jeden Sommer verbringt Rose mit ihren Eltern die Ferien im selben Haus am See. Dort trifft sie ihre Sommerfreundin Windy. Sie ist für Rose die kleine Schwester, die sie nie hatte. Doch in diesem Sommer ist alles anders. Roses Eltern hören nicht auf, sich zu streiten, und auch zwischen Rose und Windy hat sich etwas verändert. Rose kann den kindlichen Spielen von früher nicht mehr viel abgewinnen, vielmehr beobachtet sie fasziniert und verstört zugleich die älteren Teenager, die schon erste sexuelle Erfahrungen machen.

Eine flirrend leichte Sommergeschichte über die Zeit zwischen der Kindheit und dem Erwachsenwerden – voller Geheimnisse, Sorgen und Erwartungen. (Verlagstext)
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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. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening.

It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. 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 childhood - a story of renewal and revelation.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:44 -0400)

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Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.… (more)

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