This book is poignant and melancholy, and it will be swiftly recognizable to those who only recently hovered at the cusp of adolesence. - BCCB, STARRED REVIEW. This captivating graphic novel presents a fully realized picture of a particular time in a young girl's life, an in-between summer filled with yearning and a sense of ephemerality. - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW A summer of family drama, secrets and change in a small beach town . . . Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated - a triumph. - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW. With a light touch, the Tamakis capture the struggle of growing up in a patchwork of summer moments . . . Wistful, touching, and perfectly bittersweet. - Booklist, STARRED REVIEW. This One Summer teeters on the fault line of preadolescence, as cozy childhood naivety washes away to reveal the dark complexities of adult life. Jillian Tamaki might be the best illustrator in the entire biz - her drawings are immersive, sensual and overwhelmingly beautiful. A magic synergy is kindled when paired with the storytelling of her cousin Mariko, who implements the best elements of graphic novels, manga, bande dessinee and modern literary prose to awaken a world of sophisticated naturalism. I loved it.-- Craig Thompson Jillian's art is simply gorgeous, and the perfect companion to the beautiful--and sometimes painful--truth behind Mariko's every word.-- Stephanie Perkins. This One Summer is so vivid and beautifully bold, that I saw, heard, and felt every moment. This tender and oh-so-true story of one girl's pivotal summer is a stand-out.--Deb Caletti I just want to live forever in the pages that Mariko and Jillian create. Exquisite, subtly layered storytelling of both words and art, and a punch when you least expect it--a rare treasure of a book, like a summer caught and pressed between the pages. Svetlana Chmakova I read this in July, and spent the r --Various
About the Author
Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer and performer. In addition to her celebrated graphic novel Skim, co-created with Jillian Tamaki, she has also published several works of prose fiction and nonfiction, including the young adult novel (You) Set Me on Fire. Mariko's short film Happy 16th birthday Kevin premiered at the Inside Out Festival in Toronto in May 2013. Her most recent graphic novel is This One Summer, with Jillian Tamaki. Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator and comics artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the creator of two books of personal works (including Skim, with Mariko Tamaki), and the ongoing webcomic, Super Mutant Magic Academy. Her most recent graphic novel is This One Summer, with Mariko Tamaki.