A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Awardwinning and New York Timesbestselling Hope Larson.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....
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All Summer Long Reviews
I was sent this novel for review from Macmillan-First Second in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
All Summer Long is a short and sweet read following, thirteen-year old Bina who is devestated when she finds out her best friend, Austin is going to soccer camp for a month during the summer. At times, I couldn't stand Bina. She was very whiny and childish, but given her age that was understandable. However, I just wasn't a fan of her character. She felt li ...more
Reading this coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships back-to-back with Vera Brosgol's Be Prepared made for a great reading experience, since both revolve around similar adolescent themes that naturally occur with the peak of summertime.
Thirteen-year-old music-loving 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 ...more
Yes. Not a crazy interesting story, not a toooon of drama, but definitely felt really good. I would absolutely pair this with First Rule of Punk.
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13 year old Bina's best friend Austin is leaving for the summer to attend soccer camp for a month. When Austin leaves, she begins hanging out with Austin's older sister, Charlie. When Austin returns, he is acting strangely and Bina doesn't know what to do. This is the story of Bina finding herself, and trying to reconnec ...more
I'm not quite sure I understand what the overall point of the graphic novel was about. There seemed to be a random assortment of relationships, action, and exploration on Bina's part that were loosely related but never fully connected back.
Larson showcased a platonic male/female relationship between two middle school kids that have spent summer glued to each other creating a fun index for summer- but they're older and he's going away to soccer camp, leaving Bina directionless. There's a mix of ...more
Over one summer, Bina’s world totally changes. She liked her predictable world and she was feeling left out as everyone around her moved and she stood still. Her best friend went to camp without her and without him, she was lost. Bina tries to find things to entertain her, to make her days eventful, but things just weren’t the same.
I liked how this graphic novel dealt with friendships, both long-term and potential ones. Bina wanted to find some new connections but where exactly would they come ...more
A funny, bittersweet, and deceptively wise graphic novel about changing friendships, finding your jam, and growing up over the course of a summer. Hope Larson avoids going straight to cynicism and angst which can be the usual trappings for coming-of-age stories, and focuses instead on embracing transition, individuality, and the power of music. Also refreshing is the ethnic ambiguity and the wide range of the characters' age, race, and orientation that surround Bina. Perfect summer reading!
Eigentlich gehören die Sommer Bina und Austin - doch ihr gemeinsamer Spaß-Index zieht dieses Jahr nicht, wenn Austin in einem Sommercamp für Fußballer sitzt. Doch Bina will sich davon nicht die Laune verderben lassen. Nur was tun, wenn der beste Freund meilenweit entfernt ist und sich auch noch merkwürdig verhält? Zwischen Musik, Austins Schwester Charlie und ihrer Familie muss Bina für sich selbst rausfinden, wie sie ihren Sommer unvergesslich macht. Und dabei kommt sie auch dem Erwachsen ...more