Today is my spot on the book tour for My Last Summer with Cass by Mark Crilley. Spoiler alert: I loved reading this graphic novel! In this blog post you’ll find out what my thoughts on this book are.
What is My Last Summer with Cass about?
This One Summer meets The Edge of Seventeen in this poignant coming-of-age YA graphic novel about two childhood friends at a crossroads in their lives and art—from the author of Mastering Manga.
Megan and Cass have been joined at the brush for as long as they can remember. For years, while spending summers together at a lakeside cabin, they created art together, from sand to scribbles . . . to anything available. Then Cass moved away to New York.
When Megan finally convinces her parents to let her spend a week in the city, too, it seems like Cass has completely changed. She has tattoos, every artist in the city knows her—she even eats chicken feet! At least one thing has stayed the same: They still make their best art together.
But when one girl betrays the other’s trust on the eve of what is supposed to be their greatest artistic feat yet, can their friendship survive? Can their art?
What did I think of My Last Summer with Cass?
This is such a beautiful graphic novel. Not only the art is gorgeous, also the message behind this story is beautiful.
Both Cass and Megan, the main characters, were well developed by the author. They both went through character development over the course of the 256 pages. I really liked the fact that art was the main topic in this book. The overall plot and story are very good.
The art in this book is absolutely beautiful. The color schemes look amazing.
This is a quick, but beautiful read. I loved reading it.
Top 5 reasons to read My Last Summer With Cass
- The art: you can clearly see that this graphic novel was composed with a lot of care and thought
- The underlying messages: about friendship, self growth/care, heart break,…
- The main topic: art!
- The location it is mostly set in: New York, which is beautifully illustrated
- Growth: and how to discover who you are
Thank you TBR and Beyond Tours for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review and letting me be part of this blog tour!
Who is the author behind My Last Summer With Cass?
Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, he traveled to Taiwan and Japan, where he taught English for nearly five years. It was during his stay in Japan that he created the Eisner Award–nominated comic Akiko on the Planet Smoo, which spawned a series of graphic novels and prose novel adaptations. In 1998, Mark Crilley was named to Entertainment Weekly’s It List of the 100 most creative people in entertainment.
About this tour
If you’re interested in the reviews of my fellow book tour bloggers, be sure to click here for the tour schedule!
This tour was hosted by TBR and beyond tours! Thank you for letting me participate!