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It’s Not Summer Without You

17 Jul

Book Review of It’s Not Summer Without You– by Jenny Han

Barnes & Noble Overview

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.

My Review

Jenny Han did it again! It’s a summer unlike any other summer Isabel (Belly) has ever had and with all the change comes endings and new beginnings. Although some are easier than others, some are just down right painful. Belly is growing up so much but at the same time she’s still so young and she finds out that it doesn’t matter how old or young you are – you will always need your mother.

As a second book to the first book – The Summer I Turned Pretty you get a real feel for what it’s like to have people in your life that are more than just friends and how much you’d do to keep them in your life. Fighting for the ones you love and having to let go of others you never thought you’d lose. I flew through this book in two days without any problems and not wanting to put it down. A perfect summer YA read series so far. On to the next one!

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

The Summer I Turned Pretty

11 Jul

Book Review of The Summer I Turned Pretty – by Jenny Han

Barnes & Noble Overview

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.

My Review

Every summer I look for a series of young adult easy fun reading and my mom passed this one along to me knowing I would love it! I’ve never read a book by Jenny Han before but I was definitely pleased! She takes you on the journey of a young teenager and the summer she had always dreamed of having. You get to know her connection with her “summer family”  by chapters that are dedicated to showing past life stories in between this summer’s chapters. It’s really easy to follow and Jenny Han does an amazing job of showing you what it’s like to live life for the summer! Now that I’ve finished this book – I am on the the next 😀

This book is a 5 out of 5 stars!

Thanks for stopping by,

Love Always,

J

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