School's Out, Almost Summer
It's the first day of summer for a lot of Canadian kids today, so we're turning to comics panels from Sophie Bedard's Almost Summer (Pow Pow Press) for advice. With a total of four volumes – #2 drops this August – these true-to-life yet still adorable graphic novels about high school romances, friendships, and everything in between are great for teens (or adults who are gluttons for nostalgia).See more details below
One thing's for sure: Almost Summer Volume 1 doesn't skimp on the equal parts hilarity and heartbreak that make up being a teenager. Main characters Emily, Mimi (Michelle), and Max contend with their crushes, parties, school assignments, and parents as they hurtle through high school. We've cherry-picked some choice moments that would have enlightened us, had we had this book in our own teen years.
Tip #1: Understand if they're really "the one"
Mimi explains her soulmate rating system to Emily (and to Emily's chagrin).
Tip #2: Know when to back down
Anthony's biggest problem is that he comes on real strong. Here's what happens when he decides to stick with his nickname for Emily.
Tip #3: Little white lies are overrated
Emily really goes for the truth when meeting Anthony's dog for the first time. He seems to appreciate it.
Tip #4: Always weigh your options
Unlike a lot of teenagers, Mimi knows that impulsivity will get you nowhere. She's also great at conserving her energy.
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Thanks to Luc at Pow Pow Press for sending us this hilarious book to pick tips from. Almost Summer is available now.
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