Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: This One Summer

This One Summer This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perfect bittersweet coming of age story

I heard about this book from a friend who tolerable her hometown school's library pulled it from their shelves. Apparently, some rating scale had it listed at a second grade reading level (which, for comprehension, I could see).

I had to see what the fuss was about. I agree: not appropriate for second graders, but would be fine for the 12-18 year olds the publisher says it is for.

In the long run, this was a great coming of age story for a young girl. I would recommend it to anyone, even adults wishing to relive the turmoil of those days.

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