Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Released: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Series: Summer Series, Book 2
Preceded By: The Summer I Turned Pretty
Followed By: We'll Always Have Summer
Page Amount: 275, US Paperback
POV: 1st Person (Belly)
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=90/100 A

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come. But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started—at Cousins

I absolutely adored The Summer I Turned Pretty. There was something about the carefree summer romance vibe that really carried that book to the top of my favorites list. This book was a great sequel. It was a fast book to read. My one complaint is the flashbacks, which at time were hard to distinguish from the present. Other than that, I thought the plot was exciting. Everything fell into place and memories were incorporated to fill in the reader. This is a great book to read in summer because, although deep, it still maintains that feeling of freedom and summer loving that we all long for in our lives.

The characters were epic. I loved exploring how grief affected each of the characters differently. Belly got mad in this book, but I understood her feelings. It's hard when someone dies. I really enjoyed hearing about Belly's daily struggle of trying to cope and get past the empty feeling. Conrad was missing for the majority of this book, but through flashbacks and other events, I really saw his motive for leaving and understood his pain. I think I love him even more now. Jeremiah... ah he's pretty great too. He's still pretty happy and witty and added some lightless to this book. I really wish Belly didn't have to choose between two such wonderful men! (Whoever she doesn't pick, I'll take!)

The ending was pretty good. I did not really see that coming... My main complaint is that it happened too fast. I didn't fully understand why Belly did what she did just because we all know she is in love with Conrad. Overall though, this book was great. I really enjoyed this book and couldn't wait to finish off this amazing summer series!

My Favorite Part: How the stress about Susannah was expressed through Belly and Conrad. 

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's an amzing summer journey!

Will I be reading the next book? I read it right after I finished this book!

Thanks for reading! Almost all caught up with my review so expect some new IMM and TTT and more bookish features coming after this week!

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Review by Macy ♥

1 comment:

  1. This was a good series. didn't really liked the way it ended. IDK y. Maybe it was just to predictable.
    Glad you liked it!
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