Published by Simon and Schuster on April 5, 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Family, General, Social Themes, Friendship, Dating & Relationships, Young Adult Fiction, Girls & Women, Romance, Contemporary, Dating & Sex
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Belly finds out what comes after falling in love in this follow-up to The Summer I Turned Pretty from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a major motion picture!), Jenny Han.
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 Beach.
I’m back with yet another review. I’m so excited to be jumping back into the world of Jenny Han again. I read the first book a couple of months back and you can read that review here. I was excited to try an older series from Jenny Han just to see if I loved it as much as To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Spoiler alert I actually do really enjoy this series, even though it’s super ugly cry worthy.
In the second book of the series, we find ourselves in the months after Susannah’s death dealing with the overwhelming grief between everyone we have met in the first book, not to mention the complicatedness that Conrad and Belly once had a relationship that might have been too complicated for him to stand at this point in his life. In this book we also get to see bits of Jeremiah’s perspective which is new and a refreshing thought to see his love for Belly and his relationship with his brother and how it has changed over the years.
I’m excited to dive into the third book soon and to see how the story shapes up. I actually don’t have a brother I’m rooting for yet because I know that both kinds of love Belly is experiencing is complicated and overwhelming. Let me know if you have read this book or this series. I would love to know which side you are on. I hope to see you in another post soon!