The Melancholy of Summer


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Feiwel & Friends
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5.3 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Louisa Onomé is the Nigerian Canadian author of critically acclaimed young adult novel Like Home as well as coming-of-age novel Twice as Perfect. She holds a BA in professional writing from York University. When she is not writing, her hobbies include picking up languages she may never use, crying over her favorite video games, and perfecting her skin-care routine. She currently resides in the Toronto area.


"...tenderhearted novel of family and trust...a pacey, well-crafted character study that explores one teenager's pursuit of safety and home amid life-changing circumstances." --Publishers Weekly

"The nuanced portrayal of the effects of emotional distress is deeply layered in this well-paced novel... An engaging read that explores the impact of trauma and the uncertainties of young adulthood." --Kirkus

"Onomé blends teen angst with the harsh realities of minor emancipation in a heartfelt novel with a moving ending. Hand to readers who enjoyed Connie King's Sleeping in My Jeans and Marina Budhos' We Are All We Have." --Booklist

"...will resonate with students who identify with the struggles associated with the transition to adulthood." --SLJ

"Louisa Onomé has done it again! THE MELANCHOLY SUMMER compassionately and with beautiful nuance, captures the desperation in needing to be both lost and found, seen and invisible. As one can expect from her, Onomé will capture your breath and then release it back to you in this achingly honest and deeply confessional narrative as Summer skateboards her way to self-acceptance and freedom." --Lane Clarke, author of Love Times Infinity