5 thoughts on “Never Ending Summer

  1. Art was OK. Plot was tragically uninteresting. A girl says goodbye to her boyfriend, who is going home for a break. He decides to be away the whole summer and distances himself from her. We learn that he is sort of wrapped up in his ex-girlfriend. The main character spends the summer working at a comic book store. She hangs out with her friends, who like to listen to records and drink and talk about who is dating whom. She meets a new boy. We learn he is also wrapped up in his ex-girlfriend. The

  2. 1/3 adorable, but reminds me of the lady version of Regular Show. An endless cycle of going outs and breaking ups. This is a fair look at the class of person who is responsible enough to not do drugs and maintain and job, but not responsible enough to move past their own self interests and lukewarm hedonism.

  3. The plot isn’t really the point of this book. It tells the story of a twentysomething summer that uses little moments between friends (that look like yetis or bears, btw) to do so. I feel like other graphic novels capture the restlessness and poignancy of being in the suburbs as a not-child-not-parent better–Daniel Clowes and Nicole Georges come to mind–but it was a fun read that, for a bit, brought me a couple years back to drinking and wondering “will they or won’t they?” for all of my frien

  4. Girls hating boys, drinking beer, and listening to records.

    Overall a pretty fair coming-of-age in your 20s kind of book. Simple and honest, Cole looks at a bad summer for relationships and a good summer for self-discovery. The dialog isn’t brilliant. In fact it’s often bad. But the characters pull the book through.

    Cole’s obvious weakness, in my mind, is her handwriting/illustration style. It’s unbearably cute. Even when she writes “beer” in her curly cue cursive it reads like “slumber party!”

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