Friday, February 1, 2013

Lou: The Perfect Summer by Julien Neel-ADVISABLE

Neel, Julien, Lou: The Perfect Summer. Graphic Universe, 2012. Pgs. 48. Language: PG, Violence: G, Sexual Content: PG

Staying in a fancy cabin with her one of her friends’ moms and her 3 friends, Lou is looking forward to a summer away from all her troubles. When she gets there, she runs into just that, one her troubles. Tristan, the boy she had a crush on before he moved away, is staying with some friends in a campground near the cabin. The boys seem to be interested in the other girls, but Tristan still seems a little aloof. Is there still something between Lou and Tristan or is it over between the two of them?

With fun illustrations, a light-hearted text, and fun-loving, likable characters, this graphic novel is a great match for reluctant reader girls. EL (4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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