The Perfect Summer

Book 4

From the Series Lou!

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Meet the new Lou! She’s thirteen years old, so it’s time to stop mooning over the guy who used to be the guy next door. Instead she’s heading for a dreamy seaside village with her friends Mina, Mary Emily, and Karen. Let the boy hunt begin! But the first cute boy she spots is Tristan, the guy next door himself! It’s the perfect opportunity to rekindle their romance. So why is Lou giving Tristan the cold shoulder? And why can’t Tristan strike up a conversation that doesn’t end with his foot in his mouth? It doesn’t help that Mary Emily is making the moves on Tristan herself. And things get really messy when Lou’s mom shows up with a surprise: Lou’s old pal Paul! But Paul is just a friend, nothing more, right?

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.7
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV008000, JUV013020, JUV013000
Dewey 741.5'944
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 210
ATOS Reading Level 2.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 152873
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Teacher Librarian

“Lou! deserves every bit of its international acclaim, and you might as well get on the bandwagon now.” —Teacher Librarian


“Kids who don’t care for the romantic intrigue will nonetheless enjoy the comedic elements of the book tour.” —Booklist

Author, Illustrator: Julien Neel

Award-winning author and artist Julien Neel began his career as a host of business seminars. His musical puppet show on developing management skills was unfortunately made obsolete by PowerPoint presentations, forcing him to consider a new career in music. After a tour of Europe, his band split over irreconcilable differences about food. He eventually settled in Aix-en-Provence and has joyfully devoted himself exclusively to comics creation for the past ten years or so.