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The Summer I Turned Pretty (edition 2010)

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Title:The Summer I Turned Pretty
Authors:Jenny Han
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2010), Edition: 1, Paperback, 304 pages
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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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This book was okay, but it definitely was not very memorable. The mixture of current events and past events makes this story a little confusing. Also, there were illegal drugs and underage drinking in the book that I did not think was necessary to the story line. The character's personalities were not very developed. I was hoping for something exciting to happen in the book, but it never did. ( )
  blog_gal | Jul 26, 2014 |
This book was okay, but it definitely was not very memorable. The mixture of current events and past events makes this story a little confusing. Also, there were illegal drugs and underage drinking in the book that I did not think was necessary to the story line. The character's personalities were not very developed. I was hoping for something exciting to happen in the book, but it never did. ( )
  blog_gal | Jul 26, 2014 |
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I have been in a reading slump lately, and I was just not reading like I usually do. I was reading MASSIVE books, or school books, and it was just not very enjoyable. I had absolutely no motivation to read, and I was starting to miss it. To combat the reading slump, I decided to pick up the fluffiest contemporary that I knew I would like, so I picked up The Summer I Turned Pretty. Just from the title you knew this was going to be really cheesy, but that was exactly what I wanted, so no complaints.

I really enjoyed Belly's character, and she was never overly annoying. Yes, she did think she was going to cry a lot, but I got over that. She did seem somewhat logical with her romances with the boys, and that is always a good thing. I never really had to groan to things she said, and she was pretty witty and snarky when it came down to it. I could really identify myself with her character, and I could [somewhat] understand the decisions she would make.

The story was not what I was expecting, and I really thought that the romance would be completely with the two brothers, but instead Belly met a boy, and had a fling with him. I adored how the two brothers were so protective over her, and they acted like overprotective big brothers (even if they were more than that to Belly). I thought the interactions between Jeremiah and Belly were fantastic.

On the romance, I thought it was very well done, and natural (no I love you on the first date). You could really see it develop as you would hope any high school romance would. Jenny Han really has a way with making romances feel real.

Lets be honest here, I want belly to end up with Jeremiah because he was never an ass-clown to her, and Jeremiah was always there for her. A good romance starts with a better friendship. ( )
  BelleBooks117 | Jul 26, 2014 |
This is the best summer book and my favorite series. ( )
  stephanie.dicesare.7 | Jun 25, 2014 |
Rating 3.5

I mostly enjoyed this book. I liked the ending the best. It was a nice summery book.

Full review on my website www.thebooktower.webs.com ( )
  bookish92 | Mar 20, 2014 |
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To the most important sister women in my life and especially Claire
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I say, "I can't believe you're really here."
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Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

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