Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty by: Jenny Han

by - Saturday, June 04, 2016

Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Series: Summer #1
Pages: 276
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchase


Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along. 

My Thoughts: 

 In this book we follow Belly at various stages in her summers at Cousins Beach where she summers there with her fmaily minus her dad and her mother's best friend Susannah's family minus their father.  There she spends time with Conrad, Jeremiah and her brother Steven.  She has had a crush on Conrad for the longest time and thinks no one knows about it.  To the boys she is always little Belly until this summer when she is about to turn 16 and has turned more into a woman then a child.  Then Conrad and Jeremiah notice a difference in Belly.

I loved reading this and watching Belly grow up and seeing how she handles what is going on in her life.  It was a breeze to read this book and I felt like I was there with her.  Jenny Han writes great and it flows so smoothly it almost felt like reading Belly's diary at different summers.  I have always been a fan of summer stories as it takes me back to my time at my grandparents summer camp which I totally loved.  Can't wait to read the next book in the series:

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