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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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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 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.
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!
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 b
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
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! :)
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!
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
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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
This series is killing it. Nothing light or fluffy, just heavy duty emotional confusion!
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
To put it simply......I have a girl crush on Jenny Han. I really do. And yet I still can't describe the reasons why I love this series so very much. Jenny totally avoids the second books slump and delivers another painfully accurate portrayl of how it feels to be a teenager in a head vs heart dilemma, with the twist of the two boys being brothers. GASP! I love brother love drama!

I don't know how you can't read these books and NOT become so incredibly invested in what happens to these characters.
Rita Silva
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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 started this book one afternoon, and finished that very night. There was so much heartache and emotion that made this book very captivating and quite addicting. I couldn't get over at how much more real the characters seemed after reading this. It seems like Jenny Han slowly takes layers off the characters that reveal more and more about their thoughts, emotions and feelings with each book. I thought I loved this series after I read the first book, but now I know that I really, really love thi ...more
Jamie-leigh Haughn
A great second book to this wonderful summertime trilogy!

I've got to say, Jenny Han does contemporary right! These books are so easy to get lost into and you just can't put them down! I love watching the different relationships between characters develop and change. I love how these books incorporate both fun and pain, happiness and sadness, love and loss. This book had a bit more sadness in it than the first instalment, I really felt for all of the characters in their time of loss. I just feel
After reading this I STILL:
dislike the name Belly
think Conrad is an ass
pull for Jeremiah!

This book feels a lot deeper than it's predecessor. I liked it, but it annoy's the crap out of me at the same time. I missed Susanna! Belly's Mother drove me insane... it's like the parents in these books are so clueless, but then when the author needs a hero they pull her brain out of no-man's land.
Conrad was frustrating to me; Can he please make up his mind already. Quit stringing Belly along. Seriously
WHAT WHAT WHAT!!!!!!!! How could this book end that way!!! Jenny cruel cruel person!! Sweet cheese and rice I need book 3 NOW!!!!!!!! Seriously...this was the mother of all cliffhangers!!!! OMG!!!!!!

Ok now that i've gotten that out...I'll get to my review. Right after my heartbeat slows down a bit. If it ever slows down! OMG talk about an emotional rollercoaster!! This book had be balling heart like literally shattered at least three times! I was on his side, I was on her sid
God this series has gotten under my skin quickly. It's a little immature, mostly because of how Belly acts (she is 16, so I'll forgive her. I actually like her... And want to have serious words with her at the same time!)

Holy drama at the end there, and that 'a few years later' bit... Wtf! I cried in this book, an just lost my shit in other places, it really hit me in the feels at so many points.... I don't know how to put what I'm feeling into words but I can't wait to start the next one.
Što reći? Oduševila me, također se nalazi na polici favorita! Istog trena prelazim na sljedeću jer kraj kakav nam je Jenny dala.. moram priznati da mi je drago da nisam morala dugo čekati da pređem na treću knjigu!
Uzeći sve u obzir i prvu i drugu i dio treće knjige koji sam pročitala (kojih pedeset stranica), stvarno bih voljela da na kraju Belly bude s Conradom! Držim fige da mi se želja ostvari!!

Actual rating: 3,5
"There are moments in life that you wish with all your heart you could take back.Like, just erase from existence.Like,if you could,you'd erase yourself right out of existence too,just to make that moment not exist."This books genre is realistic fiction because falling in love with someone can happen to anyone. This book is an amazing romance book, it has lots of surprises and can make you cry a bit.

The setting of the story is at the Cousins or also called as the Summer house. Jeremiah wanted Bel
There are spoilers for the first book, so read at your own risk

This was just horrible. I somewhat liked The Summer I turned Pretty (which is seriously a stupid title), but this was nothing like that. And definitely not in a good way.

You know how Belly was super immature in The Summer I Turned Pretty? It can get even worse than that. In the prior mentioned book, Belly actually had one or two redeeming scenes. Here? There's none. Belly is still madly and deeply in love with Conrad. But their relat
Beth (Ducky)
I almost didn’t read this book because I wasn’t a huge fan of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” but I am so glad that I read this one. I think the big difference is that the plot was noticeable in this one unlike the first book. And the plot was strong and had the ability to make a good book– which it did. When Conrad goes missing, Jeremiah calls Belly to try to find him. Once they find him, they have to figure out why he ran away.

Being back at the beach house was different for them this time because
Danielle Choffrey
It is a known fact that I did not care for the first book. I wasn't able to connect with Belly. The way she would string along all the guys in her life irritated me beyond belief. Not only that but she came across as self centered and childish. I don't think she changed much from the first book.

This book finds Belly and Jeremiah in search for Conrad. Their search leads them to Cousins Beach. When they find Conrad everyone has decisions to make that will forever change them.

While writing that s
Azza A.
I'm just gonna start off by saying, thanks to my gut for getting the whole trilogy all in one batch. You will never imagine the kind of excitement I was in staring at this book. I was like "I'm gonna eat you up like you're the best type of honey(bad dirty joke time!). Reading It’s Not Summer Without You drew me back into the world Jenny Han created with the tears of its fandom. I went back into Belly's life, dominated by her summers at Cousins Beach and her relationship with her mother-Laurel(Ya ...more
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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.” 637 likes
“How do you regret one of the best nights of your entire life? You don't. You remember every word, every look. Even when it hurts, you still remember.” 575 likes
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