My Thoughts: The Summer I Turned Pretty (Jenny Han)
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 terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along. (Goodreads blurb)
This is the first book in the Summer trilogy.
So I had this AWESOME review typed up and ready to post. Then it got deleted. There's no way I can write it again. So this one will be short and sweet and not as good.
I loved this book. It was a classic coming-of-age story based around a girl named Belly. Every summer Belly and her mom go to Cousins beach and stay with her mom's friend Susannah and her two boys Conrad and Jeremiah. This summer, however, is different This is the first summer that the boys see Belly as more then just a little sister. This is the first summer that Belly feels pretty.
The characters were realistic and easy to imagine and fall in love with. There's first love, first heartbreak, first kiss. It's cute and funny and sweet and easy. A quintessential summer read.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good contemporary beach read.
"Moments, when lost, can't be found again. They're just gone."
Bottom Line: The Summer I Turned Pretty was a sunshiny, breezy, breath of fresh salty air. 5/5