Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Published: May 2009
Pages: 288


Some summers are just destined to be pretty.

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.


Let me just say, this is the perfect book to read while relaxing on a peaceful beach on a hot summer day. Maybe I should have done that instead of reading it while laying on my living room floor on a rainy day... Well, it didn't matter that much because I still felt as if I was where Belly was, doing what Belly was doing. Let's just say that this is the perfect summer read (like Twenty Boy Summer.) Jenny Han writes about first love, family, and friendship; something everyone can (or will be able to) relate to. The Summer I Turned Pretty was a easy-flowing read that kept me entertained through out. I was laughing with Belly, Jeremiah, Steven, and Conrad, then crying with them the next. This book was just so freaking amazing.


The cover, in my opinion, was perfect. The girl is really pretty and the guys are pretty cute. ;) The change of font in the word "pretty" was very cute. Most definitely, I was attracted to this book at first because of the cover. It fit the story perfectly.

Originality- 8/10
Cover- 10/10



  1. Arielle is reading this now! I'm glad you liked it :)



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