Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

On the library stacks: YA Fiction
AR Reading Level: 4.1
Series: 1 of 3 (Summer)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Belly (I'm not a fan of her name) goes to the beach every summer with her mom and her brother. They stay with their lifelong friends, the Fishers, who have two boys named Conrad and Jeremiah. The boys are around Belly's age and they've never really seen her as a girl until the summer she is 15 years old.

Belly has had a crush on Conrad forever, but Jeremiah has always been her friend. There is tension in the house Belly hasn't noticed before, and Belly ends up spending a lot of time with a boy she meets at a party. The story is given more color with flashbacks to past summers.

If I think about this book too much, I can really see some things that bug me. But the truth is, it was an absolutely perfect summer beach read. I read it in a day and was totally entertained. However, I don't think I will read the rest of the series.

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Source: Purchased


bermudaonion said...

I figured there was some explanation of the name Belly in the book. It sounds like the book was good, but not great, for you.

Nina said...

The cover looks also perfect for the summer. The summer is almost over, well here in the Netherlands it hasn't really begun yet. Huh? Yeah, the weather sucks. So sad. But, I do want to give this series a try. It just sounds like a lot of fun!