What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Hard Summer

This One Summer is a graphic novel done by two cousins, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.  It is super well illustrated and super well written.  It's a coming-of-age story, maybe?  Rose and her mom and dad always go to the lake over the summer and usually it is a good old time.  Rose hangs with her friend Windy who is a little bit younger than she is.  Getting older is hard.  This book is so well done, you can feel the pain of innocence lost.  Good stuff.

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