This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki

Available At: Electronic, Air Academy, Aspen Valley (JH), Challenger, Chinook Trail (MS), DCC (MS), Mountain Ridge, Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, Sexual

Description: The story centers around two young girls spending their summer together, and the things they face along the way.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: This book contains excerpts involving commentary on sex with minors, drinking alcohol, and smoking cigarettes. There is an excessive amount of profanity throughout the book.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Pages 39-40: “A young man walks out of a store and walks toward two young women whom are leaning against a car and he says to them, ‘Okay, sluts, let’s go.’ ‘Since when do you get to call me a SLUT, ASSHOLE?’, one of the girls asks the young man. The man replies, ‘Uh. Since when am I an ASSHOLE, slut?’”

Page 56: “A teenage girl smoking a cigarette says, ‘Hey, Sarah, was it you who said that sperm can live for like, three weeks in your stom-‘ The same girl turns around and says ‘OH SHIT!’ The next illustration depicts two young girls walking into a house behind the teenage girls. One of the teenage girls says, ‘Like I would say that! Fuckin’ gross.’”

Page 58: “Two young men are walking down an aisle and one of them says, ‘Look, it’s covered in turkey jerk off!’ The other young man replies, ‘Those are fucking sesame seeds.’”

Page 60: “Two young girls are walking out of a store and hear someone say, ‘Okay but obvs, like, when I say SIX, I’m not including blow jobs-.’”

Page 63: ”The young girls are under a blanket watching a movie. One of them says, ‘Oral is when you do stuff with your mouth, right?’ The other girl says, ‘“’Yea. On a guy.’”

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