Belly’s never been the kind of girl that things happen to. Year after year, she’s spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah. The boys never noticed Belly noticing them. And every summer she hoped it would be different. This time, it was. But the summer Belly turned pretty was the summer that changed everything. For better, and for worse.
The Summer I turned pretty is a good read, its fast and fun but there was nothing that wowed me.
I didn’t mind Belly, she was immature and silly but aren’t all 15 year olds? The main thing I loved in this book was everyone’s relationship with Susanah and Susanah herself.
Jere and Conrad were both nice but I liked Cam Cameron better, he felt real to me
All in all it was good but not great if you haven’t read anything by Jenny Han before pick up To all the boys I’ve loved before. It is miles above this one and an amazing read.
3.5 out of 5 stars****
Belly thought her romance with Conrad was picture-perfect: She was all grown up and dating the boy of her dreams. But things with Conrad were never exactly as she had dreamed (obsessed) about. He keeps getting more distant and distracted, and Belly wishes she could walk away. But when Jeremiah calls her to tell her Conrad has seemingly gone missing, it takes her only seconds to start packing her things. Belly embarks on a journey to find him…no matter how much what she discovers will hurt her.
I liked this better then the first even though I’m rating it less then the first because the ending annoyed me.
I hate when authors put a cliff hanger or a hook into the ending when we don’t need one. I would of read the next book anyhow I didn’t need the little years later at the end to make me interested and I felt like not buying the next book on principle alone! But who are we kidding here I can’t just drop a story that hasn’t been tied into a neat little bow, I will obsess over it until I know what happens so I broke at bought the next book.
I didn’t see much change or character development in Belly’s character so if you hated Belly in the last book don’t think your going to like her in this. There is a lot less sticking her tongue out and storming away but there are a LOT more cringey parts where Belly completely puts her foot in her mouth. The girl needs a filter before she speaks.
3 out of 5 stars***
Belly has only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And after being with Jeremiah for the last two years, she’s almost positive he is her soul mate. Almost. While Conrad has not gotten over the mistake of letting Belly go, Jeremiah has always known that Belly is the girl for him. So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever, Conrad realizes that it’s now or never—tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good.
Belly will have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face the inevitable: She will have to break one of their hearts.
These books are a light quick read but there are nothing amazing about them. If you have other books in your shelf I’d recommend you go with them instead.
There were parts of this that made me laugh or smile and the ending was satisfying but I feel like I could of left these books alone and saved my money to read something else.
Over all the whole series is a 3 out of 5 stars ***
Have you read this story? Let me know your thoughts, I have a spoilery rantish review on Good reads you can check it out here.