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
This was really cute!
A lot of the subjects and themes presented in this book were portrayed really well: gay marriage and adoption being presented as completely normal and not creating any drama in the book; friends growing up but not necessarily apart just because their interests aren't the same anymore; feeling like friends are leaving you behind; discovering new music or pouring love into hobbies.
Bina could be a little whiny, but she's 13, and I was super proud of her for calling Charlie out ...more
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
Such a cute story of a young girl learning about herself over the summer. This refreshing book takes you back to those summers where you had nothing to do but hang out.
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Hello, perfect summer read!
I'm really loving all of the perfect-for-summer graphic novels that are popping up recently. They're really helping me to get into the mindset for summer (which I typically hate, by the way), with lazy days, friendships, and characters that really pop off the pages. Also, in the case of All Summer Long? There's cats. A lot of cats. And they're all freaking cu ...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.
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
Public Library Copy
Bina and Austin are next door neighbors who can't remember a time when they were not friends. They normally spend their summer together accumulating fun experiences (petting cats, eating ice cream, swimming, etc.) for their Summer Fun Index, but this year Austin is off to a soccer camp. Bina's parents have decided she can stay home alone, but it's actually a really boring to spend the summer before high school. After a Netflix binge, her mother cuts her off, and Bina must find ...more
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Set in the summer before 8th grade, Bina is bored, lonely, and sulking after her best friend goes away to soccer camp. Bina and Austin have always had the best summers, complete with a Summer Fun Index scale and now everything is ruined. All Summer Long is all about how Bina fills her summer after her best friend messes up their plans. It's a fun graphic novel about growing up, summer nights, and letting frien ...more