Once a year there is always at least one graphic novel that, upon its release, will generate such buzz, such critical acclaim, that you will be certain that there’s no way that it could possibly live up to the hype. And almost inevitably you will pick up that graphic novel and be proven joyously wrong.
This One Summer, by cousins Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, is one of these books, and it is nothing short of a masterpiece. A deeply immersive, utterly devastating read that will pitch you between childhood exuberance and the harsh complexities of maturity, all the while striking the resounding, harmonious chord in your heart that epitomizes “summer” and all its wonders.
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