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Teens: Books & Graphic Novels


Overdrive allows you to check-out digital books and movies. Many of your favorite books and series are available to read on your phone with Overdrive's mobile app, Libby. Automatic check-ins, so you don't have to worry about late fees. Overdrive is free for library cardholders.

This book is available for check-out. You can reserve it below on our book catalog system!

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.