My Last Summer With Cass by Mark Crilley || Book Review + Blog Tour || First Graphic Novel I Read!

“You. . my friend need to take more chances.”
~Mark Crilley in My Last Summer With Cass

Name: My Last Summer With Cass
Author: Mark Crilley
Genre: Young Adult Graphic Novel
Published on 16th March, 2021

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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?


A story of realizations and understanding.

Megan and Cassandra had been best friends for a long time but when Cass’ parents are about to get divorced, the happy life of the best friends change!

Cassandra and Megan are completely different personalities, Cassandra being the one who would do anything to fulfill her dreams. She does not care about anyone and does what her heart wants! I really liked this characteristic. In a way, the author may be pushing up people to pursue what they want to follow and not to listen to any other people around them. She is a really intriguing character and I would want a friend in my life who would always be there at back.

Megan turned out just to be another personality! She wished to follow a path with her parents’ consent. In no way, she wished to hurt her parents. But, in keeping her parents happy, she was missing out the fun and adventure of the life.

Crilley represented the two different kinds of people who are there around us! That was the very first thing I noticed!

The tale of the friends is not complicated at all but the way author has depicted every little detail won my heart! I had never read a graphic novel before this, so, when it popped out for a blog tour, I decided to take a chance! It was such a beautiful experience. There were less words and a lot of illustrations (which is the whole point of graphic novel, I know, but I am new to it!), but I loved it so much! I tried to look at every little detail that was created. And, I became a fan of graphic novels!

You see the character development through words and through the synchronization of art and words. Also, there are some dope! Some of the best sub-characters I have found. They have such an impact on the over-all plot-line of the book. I do not know how the book would have turned out to be so good without these beautiful characters.

Crilley won my heart through this one!

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Why you even looking here!
It is a definite

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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.

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