This One Summer is a Time Top Ten YA Book of the Year!
“Charcoal-and-ink illustrations beautifully capture the heartbreak of family depression, and the growing pains a child feels entering scary, thrilling teenagerdom.”
Time has chosen a total of thirty books as their top titles of the year – ten fiction, ten nonfiction, and ten YA.
This One Summer also won the prize for best story at the Lucca Comics Festival in Italy last month and is on the French selection for best books for the Angoulême Comics Festival in January 2015.
Other Praise and Media for This One Summer:
Awards & Honors:
A Horn Book Fanfare Title [list]
A Time.com Best YA Book of the Year [list]
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2014
Governor General’s Award Winner (Illustration) (Canada)
A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year [list]
An SLJ Best Book of the Year [list]
A Washington Post Best Graphic Novel of the Year [list]
An Amazon.com Best Comic/Graphic Novel of the Year [list]
A PW Best Young Adult Book of the Year [read it]
An Amazon.com Best of the Year So Far [see the list]
A New York Times Editor’s Choice, 6/22
An Amazon.com Best Book of May [see the list]
A PW Best Book of Summer [read it]
A Kids Indie Next List Title for Summer 2014
A New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 7/20, #10
A New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 7/13, #9
A New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 7/6, #10
A New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 6/22, #9
A New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 6/1 #7
A New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 5/25 #8
“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 dessinée 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 told, 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 rest of the summer thinking about it. Every bike on a dusty road and gleefully swimming kid made me think about this book, and how it so eloquently and perfectly captures the feeling of summer– slow, lazy and somehow hectic and astounding and full– that we spend every year after the age of 18 trying to remember.” –Lucy Knisley
“This One Summer is a precisely written, exquisitely illustrated exploration of the moment when childhood tips over into adolescence. For the second time the Tamakis have raised the bar for young adult comics.” –Hope Larson
“The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.” –Faith Erin Hicks
“This One Summer is a beautiful, relatable story of that summer everyone has had, where things happen around you but nothing happens to you.” –Julie Halpern
“Read this and remember that time. Read this and feel the innocence and the intimate, wrestling out at the beach. Read this and keep it like a secret, or let it run wild like a bonfire night. Read this for the joy and the grit, the tears and the sunburn, what you can’t remember and what you’ll never forget. Read This One Summer and swear you were there.” —Daniel Handler
And this is only for North America!
This One Smmer won the prize for best story at the Lucca Comics Festival in Italy last month and is on the French selection for best books for the Angoulême Comics Festival in January 2015.