All Summer Long

Category: Book
By (author): Larson, Hope
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.00in x 5.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he's acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.
Review Quote*

"Larson's panels are superb at revealing emotional conflict, subtext, and humor within the deceptively simple third-person limited plot, allowing characters to grow and develop emotionally over only a few spreads. A coming-of-age story as tender and sweet as a summer evening breeze." -Kirkusstarred review

"Most crucial is the portrait that Larson (Mercury) draws of Bina as a guitarist and songwriter, a musician whose deepest fulfillment comes from within herself. Larson's graphic novel zeroes in on conversational encounters, with dialogue that's fresh and funny ("You're a stone-cold psycho and I kinda admire that," Charlie tells Bina when they begin to hang out), and her close-up drawings of expressive faces add intimacy to the interchanges she captures." -Publishers Weekly

Biographical NoteHope Larson adapted and illustratedA Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, which spent forty-four weeks on theNew York Timesbestseller list and for which she won an Eisner Award. She is also the author and illustrator ofSalamander Dream,Gray Horses,Chiggers, andMercury, and the author ofCompass SouthandKnife's Edge, both illustrated by Rebecca Mock. She lives in Los Angeles.