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

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  66,282 ratings  ·  3,114 reviews
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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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
Belly was more obnoxious in this book and the love triangle was hit SO HARD but I still really liked it.
Whitney Atkinson
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.
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 21, 2011 kari rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010, ya
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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.
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!
Zoë (readbyzoe)
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!
Aly (Fantasy4eva)
May 11, 2011 Aly (Fantasy4eva) rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Aug 04, 2011 Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everybody!
Recommended to Tanja (Tanychy) by: Zemira Warner
I know i'm boring with this "You have to read this book" .. but you really have to! :)
That last page! OMG! What?!

I need the last book NOW.
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!!
Kasia S.
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
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.


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.
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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
Avon Bernabe
This was so beautiful. So heartbreaking. So annoying. And what the hell had just happened in that ending?!
This series is killing it. Nothing light or fluffy, just heavy duty emotional confusion!
Lauren Johnson
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.


Someone please tell me why i enjoy this books? Because i have no idea and yeah im saying this cause i still don’t get it.
I don’t know what was going on with me today meanwhile i was reading this book but hell i was emotional. Around page 12 or so they throw this awful thing (view spoiler) wich is funny because i was totally expecting that but my face was just like

“There are moments in life that you wish with all your heart you could take back. Like, just e
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*2.7 stars*

Please, please, please I hope the last book is a good one. If not I will personally punch Belly in the face.
If you've read my review for the first book you would probably remember that I had 2 major problems with it: the writing style and the main character.

This time the writing was ok but Belly was freaking annoying. PUT YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS you idiot and stop acting like a child all the time oh my god.
In the middle of the book I was like "why why why why wHYYYYYYYY". I was scr
After being disappointed with the first book in this series I didn't know whether I wanted to continue but since everyone raves about the series I decided that I would and I still don't understand the hype.
I feel like Belly just has no personality and Conrad is just an ass and not in a good way. The story just drags so much and I just have no interest in who Belly chooses.
Saying that though I probably will read the last book just in case it does end up being a good conclusion but I just don't t
Twinkle Toes
Feb 21, 2015 Twinkle Toes rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All
Well, what can I say? I loved this book. More than the first one? Hmm no I think I will always love the first book a bit more.
So Jenny Han, you’ve gone and done it again, wrote another great book, this book I think is the DEFINITION of an emotional rollercoaster..

I LOVED Susannah and though you see it coming when it hits you early in the book you just..

In the first book I found that Belly could be really childish with her pouting and tantrums but she has matured quite a bit in this book..

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
Bella (Cheezyfeet Books)
I loved the first book in this series, The Summer I Turned Pretty. It was awesome. But It's Not Summer Without You is better.
The summers that Belly has looked forward to for the whole of her life will never be the same again. This summer, Belly is facing a boring summer at her own home with Taylor. So when she gets the phone call saying that Conrad has disappeared, she jumps at the chance to find him and see the Fisher boys again. But she has a choice to make. Conrad, or no Conrad?
I love Jenny H
I Eat Words
Oh god. I loved this book. I was dying to find out what happened at the end of the first one. I was anxious to see how Jenny Han would tell the next story, and I wasn't disappointed! For those of you who've read the first book, you're probably already familiar with Han's writing style. I love how she skips from the present story, and then she goes back to the past. The creative part is the way she ties every event together. In the first book, it was more about showing two families relationship, ...more
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