Monday, April 19, 2010

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty
by Jenny Han

Every summer for as long as Belly has existed (even before she was born), Belly has gone to the beach house with her mother, brother, her mother's best friend and her two sons.

Every summer since she was about ten, Belly has wanted Conrad, the older brother, to notice her "in that way".

This summer, she's ready to make it happen.

Now she's 15 and Conrad is about to start college, so this is probably her last chance.

This may also be her last visit to the beach house, since the boys' mother is sick again, and this time there may not be a chance of remission.

So when it's all or nothing and possibly the last chance at everything, the only choice she has is to dive in.

Final thoughts:  This is a great summer book.  There's romance, jealousy, family, and sadness, all mixed in together in a realistic way.  The ending was a little off and felt like it might be leading to a sequel, but it was still a good read.

Rating:  4/5

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