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This One Summer
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
A 2015 Caldecott Honor BookA 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor BookEvery 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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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

This was a soft pick for me. The story of 2 preteen girls who spend summers together at their parents‘ lake cabins. They wrestle w typical feelings about growing up the summer they start to change from kids to women. It made top 10 banned book lists for being sexually explicit despite having 0 sex scenes (there is a preoccupation w the idea of sex that accompanies puberty: a discussion about blow jobs, a fascination w a pregnant 18 yr old in town)

LibrarianRyan Yeah. I hate that this one has been banned. 4mo
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tpixie
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Diving into summer 💦 with this Caldecott honor book.
Lol even though I‘m curled under my blanket!! Bandette likes to read with me, but she insists on a blanket- even in the summer!
💦 🏊‍♂️ 📚 🐶 ☀️

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inthegreensandblues
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Dinner at the park with my library book was a good decision.

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WellReadCatLady
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

This is when kids have that moment they realize their parents are real people and notice how other kids/teens act and behave to fit in or judge.

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shortsarahrose
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

The artwork is gorgeous and it definitely captures the liminal experience of early adolescence. Definitely more of a vibe than a plot.

Chrissyreadit Do you like whole bean coffee? Or ground only? 8mo
shortsarahrose @Chrissyreadit either whole bean or ground is fine 8mo
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DGRachel
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Panpan

Clearly, I am not the intended audience, but still…I would like that hour of my life back, please. So boring. And I wanted to punch Rose. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#bannedbook

tpixie Lol now I can‘t wait to read it and see w what you saw! 🤪 6mo
DGRachel @tpixie I don‘t even remember this at all. I‘m going to have to see if I left a more descriptive review on Goodreads. 😂😂 6mo
tpixie @DGRachel i‘m glad I‘m not the only one who forgets what was in the book I read as soon as I go on to the next book! 6mo
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suvata
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Mehso-so

Reading for Banned Book Week
(September 26 - October 2, 2021)

This One Summer is a graphic novel written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

#1 on the American Library Association (ALA) Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 for including LGBTQ+ characters, drug use, and profanity, and it was considered sexually explicit with mature themes.

Rated: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for story, not content

The ALA was really stretching it with this challenge.

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suvata
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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What are you reading for Banned Book Week?
September 26 - October 2, 2021

This is what I‘ll be reading.

#BannedBookWeek

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OriginalCyn620
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Mehso-so

This one fell flat for me. It‘s not bad, but I was expecting more. Nothing really memorable about it. I did like the artwork though!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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rjsthumbelina
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Mehso-so

This was a one-sitting read. It deals with growing up and becoming your own person outside of parental expectations. I loved the feminism themes involved, but only really enjoyed one of the characters. Not sure how memorable this one actually will be

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BookishBlonde12
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟 This is a summer full of secrets, sorrow, and growing up.

#YA #graphicnovel #comics #fiction #comingofage

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Aida_Nam
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Pickpick

4/5

A well written young adult graphic novel. The story deals with multiple mature themes tastefully. It resurrects a nostalgic love for summer through indigo shades.
Artwork : Complements the story, simple yet powerful portrayal of emotions
Characters : Interesting, relatable and well written
Story: Engaging, well composed
Language : Simple, witty, direct

Pic source : https://www.cbc.ca/books/mariko-tamaki-how-i-wrote-this-one-summer-1.4022789

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Aida_Nam
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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' I am vegan not delusional'. For some reason I absolutely want this on a T-shirt 😅

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Aida_Nam
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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I am drowning in a sea of work and Awago sounds like a siren call to me right now. Awago does sound like a place where summer break never ends.

#thisonesummer #summer #holiday #mariko

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Aida_Nam
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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This appears so ominous. I don't know if the author meant it to be a joke but the way this book begins, reminds me so much of 'spirited away'.

#summer #holiday #eerie

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Kenyazero
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Treated myself to some used books the other day! I used to love the Wolf's Rain anime, but never read the manga. #ShopLocal #UsedBooks

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ElizaMarie
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

It was cute but wow so heavy! Like these poor super grown up girls! Just not a “light“ read I was thinking it would be.

#JustAnotherGraphicMonday
@Bookworm54 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @jb72 @AnansiGirl

#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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ElizaMarie
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I can totally relate! My body is screaming for me to drink some water!!!

#JustAnotherGraphicMonday
@Bookworm54 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @jb72 @AnansiGirl

jb72 Same here. I‘m going to work on that this week. 1y
ElizaMarie @jb72 and @AlwayBeenALoverOfBooks - we need to work on this! I am going to try to get this my focus this week. 1y
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jb72 @ElizaMarie I have filled up my water bottle and it‘s in the fridge for ice cold water tomorrow. My goal is to drink the full 32 oz every day. 1y
ElizaMarie @jb72 ooo good luck with this! How have you done so far!? 1y
jb72 @ElizaMarie I‘m doing ok with it. I‘ve drank most of it two days in a row. Plus I‘m still only drinking water and unsweetened tea. No sugary drinks at all. 1y
ElizaMarie @jb72 so my problem is not the sugary drinks. I just dont drink anything. I have coffee then nothing then coffee the next day! 1y
jb72 @ElizaMarie Yeah and coffee and tea can cause more dehydration. You really need to get yourself a pretty water bottle and fill it up daily. It might help your headaches too. 1y
ElizaMarie @jb72 so I saw a doc and she reminded me again that dehydration is not good for headache management (I mean I know this on a rational level... I just suck!) But I am trying. I have a cute work bottle and a cute home bottle that is full right now! 1y
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ElizaMarie
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Found this on Libby (been really devouring graphic novels - during the commercial breaks of my binging shows) ..

::fingers crossed:: this is a good one :)

#JustAnotherGraphicMonday
@Bookworm54 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @jb72 @AnansiGirl

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Sharpeipup
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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I‘ll take “summer” in the title for the square.

#summerfun #bingo @4thhouseontheleft @StayCurious

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Rachiiebookdragon
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
Mehso-so

A pretty cute graphic novel 3/5

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Cortg
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I, personally enjoyed this graphic novel but for it being a YA book, I don‘t know if teens would really like it as much. The characters were more middle school age but the maturity level of this book is much higher. It‘s left me a bit confused, but overall, I thought it was good.

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HeatherBookNerd
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Panpan

Read this for Banned Books Week. Wasn‘t crazy about it. Not even quite sure who the target audience should be. I would think adults would appreciate it more than teens. Just not my thing I guess.

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spirituells
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

another graphic novel down 📚

Buechersuechtling Interesting cover. 🙂 3y
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Susanita
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

#7covers7days #covercrush

Day 5.

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booklover3258
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

I thought this was a good story. Illustrations were okay. It was a story of a girl who goes to the cabin with her parents for the summer. I absolutely loved her friend Windy (best character in the novel hands down). The parents fight constantly which depresses the girl and she obsesses over a guy working at a store. Ending was interesting (neither good nor bad). All in all an okay read.
3 stars

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thelizflynn
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

So, so good. It took me two years and one hour of just sitting down without my phone to finally read this.

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cwarnier
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

#bbrc #teenangst not appropriate for middle grades
I picked this one up not knowing what to expect. The beginning g seemed to appeal to those middle graders and growing up, but then the whole issue of sex, babies and miscarriages came through. Over all it was a good book.

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cwarnier
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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This is a very interesting read about young girls growing up way to fast.

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Karen3
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Mehso-so

Max has the right idea. Sleeping away. This one wasn‘t ground breaking. Was expecting a bit more so wasn‘t a big fan. Felt like a lot of issues were trying to be jammed in one story. 3🌟

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erzascarletbookgasm
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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#30JuneBooks
A graphic novel with a #summer title which I‘ve read.

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CountDrac2501
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

Great graphic novel that you can read in a sitting or two that explores the troubles and exploration of youth and the damage that some heavy events can have on a family.

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Clwojick
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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My #LibraryStack from today!! (With my little Oscar Meyer in the background checking them out)

Most are graphic novels for week 3 of #MayMadness. @AnansiGirl You will also see I found 2 of those Shakespeare/Star Wars books. 😍

#StarWars #Shakespeare #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #BookChallenge #ReadingChallenge #Readathon @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader @Clwojick

LibrarianRyan I have read most of those GN. All good choices. 4y
AnansiGirl Niiice! 😄 4y
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Krisjericho
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Mehso-so

The art is very pretty, and I appreciate that the text doesn‘t shy away from dealing with tough subject even though the main characters are young, but this one fell flat for me. There‘s nothing really wrong with it, but there just wasn‘t much that was memorable for me.

Weaponxgirl I felt the same about this one when I read it. Felt like it was a age thing 4y
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Madimccrady22
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki

“Everyday in every way I am getting better and better.”

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Madimccrady22
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki

This is a harder book for children to understand at first. They eventually might be able to relate and understand what is happening in the book.

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Madimccrady22
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
Mehso-so

This One Summer by Marino Tamaki is a Caldecott winning book that was published in 2015. This story is about a girl who goes to Awago beach every summer since she can remember. Wendy is her summer cottage friend since she was five and they always hang out when she is there. She is constantly asking her mom to go swimming or to put her feet in the lake water. Her mom and her dad are having a rough patch together and Wendy is taking it hard.

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Lexareads
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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When you kitten is into books too!!! You decide to read your first graphic novel together!!!

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AmberWB
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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I‘ve had this one on my shelf for awhile. It was good- but I wasn‘t blown away or anything, which I kind of expected to be, based on other reviews. But it did make for an interesting look at young girls on the cusp of becoming young women, and how that impacts all parts of their lives.

hermyknee I felt the same way about it 4y
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Brie
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

Friends Rose and Windy have spent every summer on Awago Beach for years, but this summer is different. The girls seem to be growing apart, Rose‘s parents are fighting more often, and small town drama envelopes the beach. This coming-of-age graphic novel conveys all the changes of summer perfectly in a beautiful monochromatic palette of blues that complement the text wonderfully.

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Kalalalatja
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Pickpick

I‘m giving this a pick, but I can‘t really make up my mind about it. The artwork is 4⭐️ for me, but the story is about 3⭐️. The story felt a bit fragmented, and while it definitely depicts growing up and friendship between girls, it left a bit too much unsaid for my taste. Maybe it is my high expectations that are getting in the way of me completely loving this book 🤷‍♀️

But thank you @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m glad I finally got it off my tbr!

mrp27 I completely agree. The art was fantastic the story not so much. I was disappointed in this one. 4y
2BR02B @mrp27 the story was a little thin in my opinion. I would have appreciated a bit more complexity, even though it was middlegrade/YA. 4y
BookaholicNatty ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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mrp27 @2BR02B Agreed! 4y
Kalalalatja @mrp27 @2BR02B I agree with both of you! It needed something more 4y
Eyelit I feel the same way! 4y
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sisilia
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Pickpick

It‘s a typical teenager story. You have one reliable good friend, problems at home, a guy whom you have a possible crush on; mix all the issues together, and it‘s a walk down the memory lane 😅 I love the depiction of summer in Awago beach 💕 This book triggered the itch to book a trip to Bali right away

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Kalalalatja
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Jessie, I‘m blown away and feel completely spoiled! Thank you so much ❤️ these books have all been on my tbr for so long, and I just want to read them all RIGHT NOW! 😄

Thank you again, this is beyond lovely!

TrishB Lovely 💕 4y
batsy Wonderful gifts 😍 4y
writerlibrarian Jane Steele is a fun read. 4y
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Mdargusch I loved Jane Steele!!! 💙💙💙 4y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m glad you‘re pleased with everything! 🤗❤️They took so long to reach you, I was beginning to worry. 4y
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm it did take long! But our postal services really aren‘t the greatest! And I‘m so happy with it all, I have already read A Monster Calls, I just couldn‘t wait 😄❤️ 4y
Kalalalatja @writerlibrarian @Mdargusch now I‘m even more excited about reading it! 😄 @TrishB @batsy they were just what I needed today 👌 4y
staci.reads Jane Steele ❤❤ 4y
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Hoopiefoot
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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I was planning to sleep in a little but my brain was so excited to start reading again for #24in48 that I couldn‘t!

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KristinaRay
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Mehso-so

I definitely see this book‘s appeal. It was very subtle, touching on a lot of issues without being preachy. I enjoyed the interactions between the two girls as well. But when it was all over I felt like there was something missing. 3.5 stars.
#ya #graphicnovel

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KristinaRay
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I have often thought it was kinda weird that bathing suits are acceptable, but wearing underwear in public is completely unacceptable, even though they‘re basically the same.
#ya #graphicnovel

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Mehso-so

Wonderfully captures the feeling of summer and the preteen dialogues feel realistic. The monochromatic graphics are mesmerising. Some heavy, important issues are highlighted- parental and family problems, depression, friendships, preteen crush, teenage pregnancy. Maybe I‘m not the target audience for this, it doesn‘t give me the ‘feels‘, although I have admiration for it. Interesting read.

Kalalalatja Another book on my never ending to-buy-list 😅 4y
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja Drop me an email with your address. I‘ll happily pass this on to you. 😘 issejchoo@yahoo.com 4y
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm seriously? That is so kind of you! I‘ll email you right away 💕🙏 4y
Weaponxgirl I felt the same way about this book, I could see it was really good but it just wasn't for me In the end. 4y
mrp27 I felt exactly the same way when I read it. I was expecting more. 4y
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Meghan1
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this quite a bit. It was a quiet story about two girls growing up and dealing with some hard things over one summer at a lake.

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BiblioNyan
This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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Pickpick

🏖A sensationally beautiful yet tragic story about the significant & lasting effects of serious trauma & loss.
🏖Told via lens of a kid who quietly stews in loneliness, frustration, & confusion as she begins to grow from a kid into a young lady.
🏖Subtle yet powerful exploration of how trauma affects not just the direct individual, but everyone around them with whom they‘re close.
🏖Purple-tinged monochromatic palettes fit narrative excellently.

Itchyfeetreader Great review 4y
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BiblioNyan
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Taking a break from heavier novels to start this GN.

It‘s about a couple girls who visit Awago Beach every summer for happy family shenanigans. But this year is different as one girl‘s parents won‘t stop fighting. To avoid the dysfunction, the girls venture out on a small adventure where they encounter a boy who‘s gotten himself in quite a bit of trouble. While helping him, they end up discovering secrets & heartache unexpected.

#diversebooks

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