Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Summer I Turned Pretty Review

Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 
Publication Date: May 5, 2009
Pages: 276
My Edition: read online on PulseIt
Reading Level: Young Adult
here I got it: Read on PulseIt

Summary from Amazon:
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.

The Summer I Turned Pretty was a fun, good, and entertaining read. It took forever to finish only because reading a book on the computer is hard on the eyes, and the pages took forever to load. The story was so good it kept me wanting to keep reading to find out who Belly would end up with. You will feel for Belly when she has to choose between: her best bud and first kiss, the boy she's loved since she was ten, or the boy she just met, all while going through many changes in her's and their lives. I loved all the characters and even teared up at the end (I won't say why though). 

It starts off a little slow, but once you get a few chapters in, you will become engrossed in Belly's story. The only thing I didn't really like was when there were flashbacks to younger ages. Sometimes I didn't see when it said age 10 or whatever age and would become confused. This is the perfect book summer book, and it made me really wish I was at the beach again in the ocean and sun. I highly recommend reading this if you're looking for a great summer read! I look forward to reading other books by Jenny Han and the sequels.



  1. Nice review. I'm excited to read this.

  2. Loved this book!! It was so cute! I heard there is a sequel to this book?? Have you heard anything about that!? Great review! Glad you liked it!


  3. Arielle I just went to Jenny's site and it said TSITP is the first of the three books! The second one, IT'S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU, comes out next summer!!

  4. I have heard many great things about this book and it does sound very good. Thank you for your review! :) The cover is cute.

  5. Great review, I loved this book too!(:


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