This One Summer, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

Rose’s family goes to a cabin by the beach every summer. Barbecues, ocean dips, silly movies with her friend Windy from the next cabin over…only this summer is different. To say more would be spoiling it, so I’ll leave it at that.

To avoid spoilers, I’ll just comment on the two bits of this book that stayed thematic throughout. The authors tackle the complexities of family when family is in a rocky place, and the difficulties of even minor age differences while in the preteen and early teen years. Both were handled very well. I enjoyed the story and the art, and liked that this was more of a snapshot of a time period than a story with a definite beginning and end.

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