Every 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.
Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian artist and writer. Best known for her 2008 graphic novel "Skim," written with Jillian Tamaki, she has also published several works of both traditional written fiction and nonfiction. "This One Summer," another collaboration with Jillian Tamaki, is her most recent work. marikotamaki.blogspot.comJillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts and makes illustrations for magazines, newspapers, websites, and books. She is known for her embroideries on the Penguin "Threads" cover series, as well as the acclaimed graphic novel "Skim," co-created with Mariko Tamaki. "This One Summer" is her most recent graphic novel. jilliantamaki.com