Monday, September 5, 2011

The Summer I Turned Pretty By Jenny Han

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.

Summary taken from Goodreads

This book was fabulous. Few books ever take me back to being sixteen, and it be a good thing. Usually you just remember the crapiness that went along with that age. This made me remember all the good times. Being surround by friends, family, and all the things that went along with summer. Especially summer love. I loved every minute of it, which is probably why I stayed up till three am reading it. 

We find out pretty early that the boy's mother used to have breast cancer and I knew from that moment on this book was going to be harder for me to read than I originally thought, seeing as how my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last Christmas and had just finished undergoing radiation. This book just hit so close to home in so many ways. 

Belly was exactly like I remember being when I was sixteen. A little whiney, but just wanting to be included. Seeing her crushing on a boy she knew her whole life... Well let's just say I've been there too. 

All in all, I related so well to this book. It was the perfect end of summer read. And you can bet your butt I'll be continuing this series.


Little_Dhampir91 said...

For a while I've wanted to read this book. Sounds good. Great review! :)

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Erica said...

I really need to read this series - I own the whole thing, but haven't read it yet.

Amanda said...

You should. It's a great one =]

Ang said...

I've looked at this one in the book store a few times, I think I shall have to get to it at some point now :) Thanks for the review sis

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