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It's Not Summer Without You (Summer #2)

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Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?

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 sayin
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Lexi Jenkins No it isn't. The Summer I turned Pretty is the first book :)
thenovelwarrior I read it before and I thought it was really easy to follow along with. They give you enough back story that it can read like it's own book. This is…moreI read it before and I thought it was really easy to follow along with. They give you enough back story that it can read like it's own book. This is the only one they have at my library, so I read it not knowing that it was part of a series and I still really enjoyed it and didn't feel like I was missing anything. (less)
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Favourite Quote: "I stared at him. Did he really say that? Did he remember? The way he looked back at me, one eyebrow raised, I knew he did. And this time, I was the one to look away.
Because I remembered. I remembered everything."

Don't you love it when the second book in a series is way better than the first? That is the case with It's Not Summer Without You. I enjoyed The Summer I Turned Pretty but sometimes f
Apr 30, 2015 Maureen rated it really liked it
Belly was more obnoxious in this book and the love triangle was hit SO HARD but I still really liked it.
Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)
Apr 27, 2016 Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks) rated it did not like it
Shelves: cringe
“I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I'll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.”

I shouldn't be laughing, but dear God, do I find that ironic.

Let's play: Can You Count The Cliches?
Winner gets 10 points and this virtual mug:

“He started to say something, maybe an apology and maybe not, and then he stopped, he leaned over and pulled me toward him - like by gravitational force. H
Whitney Atkinson
Jul 29, 2015 Whitney Atkinson rated it liked it
This didn't even feel like a real book. It was just a continuation of the last one which ended kinda abruptly, so this series is probably meant to be read back-to-back to make it seem like all one storyline. I definitely liked book one way more. In this there's just SO much angst and going back and forth and everyone's emotions were haywire. But I do love Belly. She's selfish and childish in a way that i'm sure some people hate, but to me, it's completely relatable. It's her flaw, and it makes h ...more
Clau R.
Aug 05, 2015 Clau R. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I didn't liked it as much as the first one. Belly is starting to piss me off and don't make me talk about Conrad, I can barely stand him.

Jeremiah, Laurel and Susannah are my faves <3.
Apr 07, 2014 Regan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned-read
Man.... So many ups and downs. I feel so attached to everyone, and I feel like they are real people dealing with real struggles. It's a nice change.
Apr 21, 2011 kari rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, 2010
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Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
Originally posted on Super Space Chick:

It’s Not Summer Without You is the second book in the Summer trilogy by Jenny Han. This book picks up almost 10 months after the events of the first book and we spend the majority of it living the current consequences resulting from past events which are often relayed via flashbacks. Your thrown into a world where many things have changed since The Summer I Turned Pretty ended and because I waited between books (it’s been almost a year since I read the firs
A splendid summer read

Cousins Beach was Belly's home. It was the only place she ever thought of. Every summer she visits the Cousins Beach but this time things have changed. Susannah, her mother's best friend had passed away and summer at Cousins Beach was no more. Why? Because Susannah was the only person who linked all of them together. Without her, it wouldn't be a perfect summer.

Belly has grown in this book. She's no more pouting and throwing tantrums. I liked Belly much better in this boo
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

I'm really surprised I actually liked this, Belly's still immature, but she didn't bother me as much. Plus, something actually happened in this book, I'm addicted here. (view spoiler) It's also nice to see more of Jeremiah, since he was this really bland character in The Summer I Turned Pretty.


On to We'll Always Have Summer! Woohoo!
Dec 16, 2014 Zoë rated it really liked it
This was definitely a more somber and emotional read than The Summer I Turned Pretty, but I really liked it! I couldn't give it a full 5/5 because I still think Belly is annoying and childish at times which bothers me, but I read the whole book in about four hours! If you loved the first book like I did, definitely read this one!
Kate (GirlReading)
Jul 20, 2016 Kate (GirlReading) rated it liked it

This series is the definition of a 'summery read'. It makes me regret all the summers I didn't spend at a gorgeous beach house, eating blueberry muffins, swimming in the ocean whilst having multiple cute guys falling in love with me.... :')

I had a lot of mixed emotions about each of the characters and I kind of loved that. They're all flawed and just so, human! Although Belly and Conrad were definitely a little irritating at times. :') The ending felt very abrupt which was a bit of a shame
Jul 13, 2015 Bri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
Aly (Fantasy4eva)
May 11, 2011 Aly (Fantasy4eva) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who haven't fallen in love with a book for a long time.
It would seem Cousins Beach, where Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, Susannah and Belly's mother spent every summer to date isn’t done with them quite yet.

Belly is grieving two losses, one being her mothers best friend Susannah who was a mother figure to her, and Conrad who never really called back or initiated any interest after she left. Worse still, her mother seems to be in a world of her own, a world that Belly isn’t a part of. With her best friend forcing her to move on, and her mother ignoring her
Apr 19, 2015 Brooke rated it it was amazing
Picture in your mind a summer road trip, windows down and the breeze blowing in with the radio up. Picture tires slowing rolling onto a sandy driveway with a slight gritty sound. There's a house in front of you, somewhat rustic and chipped. You get out of the car, walk up the steps you've walked up so many summers onto a wrap around porch. Inside you hear people's voices. Not just any voices but the voices of the people who have molded you into you. You open a creaky screen door which reminds yo ...more
What the f***? What just happened? How will i deal with this? Oh i know. read the next book ASAP.

This book made me an emotional mess. I can't even write a proper review. Damn you Jenny Han!!
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Aug 04, 2011 Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody!
Recommended to Tanja (Tanychy) by: Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
I know i'm boring with this "You have to read this book" .. but you really have to! :)
Jul 18, 2015 Leslie rated it really liked it
That last page! OMG! What?!

I need the last book NOW.
Raeleen Lemay

I wasn't a huge fan of this one... Belly was WAY more annoying and childish, and it was a chore to read about her. However, the ending was good and I feel like the last book will be better because she seems like she's finally done lusting after Conrad, which was part of what made her so annoying.
Bea Casallecchio
Jan 11, 2016 Bea Casallecchio rated it liked it
Okay, so this book trilogy was recommended to me by a friend, she said this book was AMAZING. (She read it years ago)
The first book was a little meh. But this one, oh god.
Its too childish i think. The typical love triangle, between two brothers and the girl. The girl switches from guy to guy, and is confused.
I mean, its cute and all, but i feel like its an overly used cliche.
Don't get me wrong I LOVE Jenny Han, but this trilogy... is disappointing me. Still i will read the third book, because i
May 31, 2016 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
(Heads up: Probably not a good idea to read this review before you've read The Summer I Turned Pretty as this is Book 2 in the Summer series. Cheers!)

I was warned that I would cry, but MAN I was not expecting that.

It's very apparent in this book that the relationship between Belly and Conrad is not a healthy one. It's mentioned at least 3 times that she would come running if he called her. Add the fact that Susannah's passed away and it adds another layer of sadness and darkness. They're both h
May 29, 2011 Kasia rated it it was amazing
This is book two in the Summer series so if you haven't read the first "The Summer I turned Pretty" then stop and turn around, go back and do yourself a favor and read the book that has started it all. Okay, now I feel like I can continue...I was deeply impressed how the whole plot grew beyond the original story line, it was impossible to put down and I read it in one afternoon. The second ultimate beach read, one with a bit of autumn and serious coolness to it, chilled my soul with luxuriously ...more
Lauren Johnson
May 07, 2015 Lauren Johnson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5/5 I HAVE SO MANY FEELS! This book was so good! I loved it!! We got so much more Jeremiah in this book, which made me happy because he's my favorite. The character development was great. I don't have enough good things to say. Love love love.


I just started this today and even though I've been so tired and just wanted to sleep, I wanted to finish this even more. And now I really want to start the third book.
Oct 13, 2014 Jenny rated it it was amazing
This series is killing it. Nothing light or fluffy, just heavy duty emotional confusion!
Jan 02, 2011 Courtney rated it it was amazing
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Apr 19, 2012 Tiffany rated it really liked it
This summer book is nostalgic. It speaks to your heart of hearts. But it's tough in that "life goes on" kind of way. Summer doesn't last forever. Moments fade into memories. Jenny Han communicates that in a really heartbreaking sort of way.

The second book in the Summer trilogy has a lot of back-and-forthing. Belly flips from pining over Conrad to hating him in the flip of a heartbeat. Jenny Han also writes some of the book in Jeremy's POV, which is pretty much my favorite part. He's sweet and tr
Rachel Finney
Nov 22, 2015 Rachel Finney rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars

I actually liked this book a lot better than the first one. This series is so addictive! I can't decide whether to root for Conrad or Jere....
Avon Bernabe
Jul 16, 2015 Avon Bernabe rated it really liked it
This was so beautiful. So heartbreaking. So annoying. And what the hell had just happened in that ending?!
Pearl Angeli
"There's only you. For me, there's only ever been you."

Jenny Han had me smitten all over again! This book is one of those well-narrated sequels I have come across with. Very well done!

Poignant, dramatic, and compelling-- there are so many things I'd like to describe about this book. And there are several things that make this book even more phenomenal.

First, the characters. They are simply amazing you can't hep but root for them. Second, the plot. Jenny Han really does contemporary right. I
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“I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I'll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.” 795 likes
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