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Jillian Tamaki
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 9 months ago
This book is definitely a case where I can’t step back from my adult reaction enough to say fairly whether I think this is a successful book for kids. It’s a nuanced look at friendship and family and class; Gertie’s complicated feelings about the people and events in her life are compelling. But I w...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it 1 year ago
I read this last night after dinner. It's a 346 page YA graphic novel - a shorty. Rose and her parents spend part of every summer in a lake cottage at Awago Beach, a small, somewhat rural summer tourist village. She and her summer friend, Windy, who has been her vacation friend since the age of 5,...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
Yes, I've reached the end of my journey with Jillian Tamaki. I just finished her first work with her cousin Mariko entitled Skim. One thing is for certain...Tamaki has the corner market on teenage angst. (As you can probably tell, I'm over the angst.) The story follows a girl named Kim who is your t...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
I enjoyed SuperMutant Magic Academy so naturally I picked up another one of Jillian Tamaki's books called This One Summer which was written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian. Well, I didn't love it. I didn't hate it either. This is one of those times where I'm genuinely ambivalent. I appre...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
At first blush, I didn't think I was cool enough to totally get this book. It starts off fast-paced and in your face. The humor is quite specialized...I don't know how else to describe it except 'hipster'. That doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it, however. One of my favorite booktubers (look it up),...
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