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Review: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki

18465566Goodreads SynopsisEvery 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.

Published: May 6, 2014

Rating: 4 stars.

I’ve been trying to read more graphic novels and this was recommended by many people. It’s not the most acting thing I’ve read but I feel like it has important topics in it that every young adult should read. The problems that Rose and Windy not only go through but witness are not ones that most young teens have to deal with.  Speaking of Rose and Windy’s friendship. I really hope that they end up staying friends the rest of their fictional lives. It’s always been my dream to have a best friend for more than just a few years and even though they only see each other during the summer, they have gone through a lot together and are more like sisters in my eyes. As a mom, I would love it if each of my children had a forever friend.

With graphic novels I’ve noticed that there can be really great art or a really great story, not always do you get both but with This One Summer I think they did. The color scheme and the artwork is what drew me really into reading this. It’s beautiful.

And there you have it folks! If you haven’t read it, I would recommend it. And if you have read it let me know your thoughts below.

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