This One SummerGraphic Novel - 2014
From Library Staff
Reasons: banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations
Seattle Librarians Sep 23, 2017
This young adult graphic novel, winner of both a Printz and a Caldecott Honor Award, was restricted, relocated, and banned because it includes LGBT characters, drug use, and profanity, and it was considered sexually explicit with mature themes.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
IndyPL_TammieB thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over
pink_dolphin_3479 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
newtomapleridge thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 16
blue_cheetah_7299 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
SummaryAdd a Summary
Every summer Rose visits the beach with her mother and father and stays in their cottage. Tis year, though, is different. Something is wrong with her mom and her dad and mom are constantly fighting. Rose’s friend Windy is always at the beach with her grandmother, and she is like the little sister Rose never had. Rose and Windy are navigating growing up into teens and stumble into a whole new type of drama with he local kids.
Coarse Language: Stronger language than the typical teen graphic novel (including F- and S-words) but it's used realistically.
Sexual Content: Sex isn't actually depicted, but it's discussed frequently among the two heroines. An unplanned pregnancy plays a very important role to the sub-plot and the father and his friends treat the pregnant girl cruelly. Birth control is also frequently mentioned.