Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki – This One Summer


Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

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. It’s a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

In This One Summer two stellar creators redefine the teen graphic novel. 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 her teen age — a story of renewal and revelation.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: First Second

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Vērtējums/Rating: 4/5

Mana recenzija (pārdomas)/My (thoughts) review

Rozes un Vindijas ģimenes katru gadu pavada vasaras mājās netālu no Avagaras pludmales. Vindija ir nedaudz jaunāka un drošāka par Rozi, bet tas nav kavējis un bijis par šķērsli abām kļūt par labām draudzenēm, kuras nekautrējas apspriest tēmas, kuras rodas pieaugot.

Tomēr šī vasara atšķiras no iepriekšējām. Rozes vecāki aizvien biežāk ir neiecietīgāki viens pret otru, nereti tiek paceltas balsis vai nesarunājas un klusē. Tas arī tālāk atspoguļojas Rozes noskaņojumā. Viņa redz un jūt, ka starp mammu un tēti valda nesaskaņas, bet var tikai minēt par to iemeslu, jo ne viens, ne otrs nav tik drosmīgs, lai izstāstītu.

Dažiem šķitīs, ka sižets ir pārāk lēns bez lieliem notikumiem,


bet ilustrācijas ir vienkārši super spridzīgas!, un, kas gan kait savu reizi palasīt arī, ko mierīgāku.


Rose and Windy’s families each year spend their summer at the lake houses in Awago beach. From both Windy is a bit younger and more daring than Rose, but that hasn’t been an obstacle for them to become good friends that don’t shy to discuss topics that come up in their age.

However this summer is different from every other before. Rose’s parents are getting more and more intolerant against each other, frequently yelling at each other or playing the silent game. That also reflects further into Rose’s behaviour. She sees and feels that between mom and dad there are disagreements, but can only guess what the reasons behind them because no one is brave enough to tell her.

Some might think that the plot is too slow and nothing really happens, but the art is simply fantastic! And it doesn’t hurt to sometimes read something more ordinary.


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