Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (May 5, 2009)
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 wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.
The Summer I Turned Pretty is one of those books where while your reading it,
its not so special. But there's something about it that makes you want to read it all day.
But then once its all over, and you think about it all the freaking time.
You realize that it was a really great book.
The way Jenny Han developed all the characters is great.
All the little things she mentions about them makes me think that I really know them.
My favorite character is definitely Jeremiah.
I loved everything about him.
I also really liked how Jenny Han did all the chapters.
She would make some from like 3-5 years ago, and then the rest present time.
I thought that was really neat because I felt like it helped all the characters grow.
It really showed their personalities to a full depth.
Belly kind of got on my nerves at times, I felt like she was kinda playing both
Conrad and Jeremiah.
She just needs to make up her mind!
Anyway, that's the only complaint I have about the book.
I really loved it. The writing is great, Jenny Han really ties things together nicely.
I'm half way through the second book, It's Not Summer Without You, and I'm loving it!