This One SummerGraphic Novel - 2014
A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner
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.
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Rose always spent her summers with her parents at a lake house but this summer is different. Rose and her friend encounter problems, drama, and secrets in more ways than one.
Challenged for: Inappropriate languages and themes
This award winning graphic novel was challenged for the inclusion of LGBT characters and sexually explicit content, drug use, and profanity. "This One Summer" follows the journey into adolescence of Rose and her friend Windy, as they spend the summer holidays together in a small beach t... Read More »
Location of key challenge: various. Reason: sexual content, unsuited to age group.
Laura_X Apr 24, 2015
Congratulations to Jillian and Mariko Tamaki for "This One Summer". It has been announced as this year's Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book of the Year. Honour books in the category are: The Gospel Truth / Caroline Pignat, and The Voice Inside My Head / S.J. Laidlaw.
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newtomapleridge thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 16
blue_cheetah_7299 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Coarse Language: Stronger language than the typical teen graphic novel (including F- and S-words) but it's used realistically.
Sexual Content: Sex isn't actually depicted, but it's discussed frequently among the two heroines. An unplanned pregnancy plays a very important role to the sub-plot and the father and his friends treat the pregnant girl cruelly. Birth control is also frequently mentioned.
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