All Summer Long

All Summer Long

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award?winning and New York Times?bestselling 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 anyw A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Awar...

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Title:All Summer Long
Author:Hope Larson
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:0374304858
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

All Summer Long Reviews

  • Kathryn
    Mar 20, 2019
    I'm not a big graphic novel reader. However in search for great upper-elementary/YA books for my library's summer reading list I discovered Hope Larson's ALL SUMMER LONG. Is it life-changing? No. But as a casual, beach book it hits the mark. Summer is supposed to be one of the best...
  • Leticia
    Jun 11, 2018
    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. ...
  • Andrew
    Aug 03, 2018
    A breezy and low-stakes middle-grade comic for fans of Raina Telgemeier and others. Larson seems most interested in modelling healthy behavior at the expense of compelling conflict; the parents are all progressive and understanding, and the conflicts between the adolescents are resolve...
  • Sara
    May 16, 2018
    Hope Larson realizes all the hopes I had for her and then some since my wonderful experience reading her adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (which remains the single best graphic adaptation of a novel I've come across) with her new book All Summer Long. This is a wis...
  • Alicia
    Jul 13, 2018
    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 r...
  • MariNaomi
    May 14, 2018
    What a super-fun graphic novel! I wish this book had been around when I was a tween. Aside from Bina being just a fantastic, interesting, nuanced character, I love her friendship with Austin, and how realistic it is. Books like this give me hope for the future of young adult literature...
  • Derek Royal
    Sep 01, 2018
    An innocent look at change during the teenage years, and how that change can be identity defining. ...
  • Liz
    Jun 08, 2018
    Super cute! I need more!!! ...
  • Kellie
    Sep 21, 2018
    I didn't care for this one much. There wasn't a whole lot to the story, and Bina was annoying most of the time. The mention of her brother and the adoption seemed pointless, since its impact on Bina's life really wasn't explored the way I expected it to be. I also did not care for the ...
  • Caitlin Hoffer
    May 16, 2018
    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. ...
  • Xueting
    Aug 19, 2019
    This YA graphic novel follows 13-year-old Bina as she makes a new friend and discovers new things over the summer break when her best friend goes away to camp. The art is gorgeous! The orange colouring reminds me of the sunset, perfect for a story set during the summer. And I love that...
  • Kristin
    May 17, 2018
    A book about growing pains with zero plots about boyfriend jealousy or crushes? Oh, heck yes. Instead of dating drama, we get a great story about a girl navigating friendships, finding your "thing" in life, and the switch to high school, where the measure of a truly excellent summer is...
  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    Jun 14, 2018
    A graphic novel about a girl igniting her love for music? Of course, I enjoyed it! I also love how the characters had such distinct voices, especially Bina. Her summer shenanigans were so relatable. I really liked the art too! ...
  • Joe M
    Jun 25, 2018
    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 ...
  • Sandy
    Mar 02, 2018
    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 he...
  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    Oct 14, 2018
    Review to come. ...
  • Lata
    Jul 25, 2019
    3-3.5 stars. Entertaining, though slightly disjointed story of a girl trying to fill her summer when her best friend heads off to camp. Bina moped around and watched too much of her favourite show, while she worried that she was losing her best friend Austin, who was ignoring her texts...
  • Christy
    Jan 01, 2019
    Cute! I?m here for all the transition graphic novels. 13 is an important year! This is a nice celebration of that. ...
  • Calista
    Aug 23, 2019
    This is a great coming-of-age story about 2 neighbors one summer. Bina is now 13 and about to start Junior high. She expected this summer to be like other summers, but her best friend, Austin, is going off to soccer camp and nothing is right this summer. Bina gets more into music and n...
  • Nat
    Apr 05, 2018
    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. T...
  • Anne
    Dec 23, 2017
    You're more you every day. That's going to draw people to you, and it's going to scare some away. I adore Hope Larson. The last books I've read from her were adventures (the fantastic Four Points duology and A Wrinkle in Time), so it was fun to read a slice-of-life story from her. ...
  • Hallie
    Apr 29, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley for a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 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...
  • Jay G
    May 07, 2018
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... I was sent this by the publisher in exchange for my honest review! 13 year old Bina's best friend Austin is leaving for the summer to attend soccer camp for a month. W...
  • emma
    Jun 04, 2018
    this was a quick, summery read with really cool/unique/interesting/choose-your-own-adjective art. like a lot of graphic novels, the main cool thing about this was the art, and everything else was pretty meh. the characters didn't feel full (understandable, i guess - it's a graphic ...
  • Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {and so on}
    Jul 21, 2018
    "For, like, veracity." "You use a lot of big words." Thirteen-year-old Bina is looking forward to getting the hang of the guitar, bingeing British TV, discovering indie bands and palling around with her sporto best friend Austin all summer long. Until it comes to her attenti...
  • Kelly Gunderman
    May 17, 2018
    Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! 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 mind...
  • Talon (Tiny Talon)
    Sep 03, 2018
    A sweet coming of age story about young Bina and her friend Austin and one long summer. I?m trying to read more middle grade graphic novels for this month and this really hit the spot. Austin goes to soccer camp and Bina has to deal with her first summer without him. There?s a m...
  • Shelle Perry
    Aug 03, 2018
    Austin and Bina have been inseparable friends since they were in diapers. The summer going into the eighth grade everything changes. Austin is headed for soccer camp and Bina has no idea how she is going to fill those, quite suddenly, boring days of summer. This is a coming of age type...
  • Jillian
    May 10, 2018
    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 ...
  • Bookish
    Sep 13, 2018
    If you?re looking to spend a sunny afternoon with a graphic novel, I?d recommend picking up Hope Larson?s latest. This is a slice-of-life story about a 13-year-old girl named Bina who is struggling to find herself. Bina expects that her summer vacation will be spent with her best...