Summer 2018 Kids Indie Next List
“Bina can’t wait for summer; she and her best friend, Austin, have always spent summers together, trying to have the BEST SUMMER EVER. But Austin’s away at soccer camp this year and won’t return Bina’s texts, so Bina has to learn how to have fun all by herself. A sweet study of that awkward time between being a child and being a teenager, All Summer Longis a perfect antidote to long, lazy summer afternoons.”
— Rachel Roepke (E), BookPeople, Austin, TX
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.
About the Author
Hope Larson adapted and illustrated A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, which spent forty-four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and for which she won an Eisner Award. She is also the author and illustrator of Salamander Dream, Gray Horses, Chiggers, and Mercury, and the author of Compass South and Knife's Edge, both illustrated by Rebecca Mock. She lives in Los Angeles.