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

“It’s hard to throw away history. It was like you were throwing away a part of yourself.”

 

Book Synopsis:

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.

 

 

Goodreads Rating: 3.96

My Rating: 3.4

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“Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?”

 

This was good and then it was not. I loved this story so much but at some point the story just suddenly didn’t feel like it for me. I guess I also have to include that I tried reading the second book in this series but I had to accept that that was just it for me.

I think this book might have been a good standalone book instead of a series because as a ya reader I really didn’t seem to get intrigued by the plot enough to finish the series. Which is pretty sad since I adored the writing style and the characters (speaking as a fan of Jenny Han and her “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” series) were all so cute and I loved them to my hearts content. EXCEPT!! Belly. I got so annoyed of her and I don’t even understand why. And with that being said I ended up not shipping her with any of the male love interests.

 

 

In the end, even though I generally did not like this book I loved the little details of the books. such as the quotes how the boys acted to Belly, the relationship of the boys to their mom, etc.

 

This is a nice sweet book that might have been better, for me, if it was just a standalone. It would have made an awesome story and I’m just a bit bummed out that I don’t have the initiative to finish the story until the end 😦

 

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FIRST INSTALLMENT IN THE “SUMMER” TRILOGY

 

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