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FOREVER SUMMER FRIENDS

The August Young Adultery Book Club pick is This One Summer by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki > AUGUST 25


"Interacting with any piece of art as somebody outside its intended demographic presents a special set of critical challenges. As a fully fledged grown-up that frequently reads young adult literature (that category of books aimed at the teen set) for both work and pleasure, I find myself grading their quality on an entirely different curve. The best young adult books tend to capture the terror and giddiness that comes with first experiences and new freedoms, offering a source of recognition to its target audience.

With their graphic novel This One Summer, writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Jillian Tamaki create a new approach to YA lit: a tale of teen angst told through the eyes of children. The book is narrated by preteen Rose, a girl old enough to not require constant adult supervision but young enough to avoid getting into real trouble. Rose and her parents are spending their summer at Awago beach. Summer is a frequent theme in coming-of-age stories, in that the two-month break from rules and structure for those young enough to actually have a vacation offers aninfinite number of possibilities."
-- from Anna Fitzpatrick's review in The National Post


The August 2014 Young Adultery Book Club selection is This One Summer  by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki published by Groundwood, 2014.

The Young Adultery Book Club founded by Alicia Louise Merchant and Catherine McCormick for adults who read young adult books. We (usually) meet the last Monday of every month at Type Queen West. The book club is free to attend and open to all. All YABC picks are discounted at 20% at Type Queen West.

YABC MEETING
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Monday August 25 2014 > 7pm-9pm
bring your own snacks!


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