It's Not Summer Without You (Summer #2)
Belly was ecstatic when Conrad, the son of her mom's best friend and the boy she'd loved for years, finally kissed her. But when Conrad's mom dies, he withdraws from everyone and eventually disappears completely. Not sure where to start looking, Belly and Conrad's brother Jeremiah figure Conrad's college is a good place to start—but they soon learn he's actually at the fam...more
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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 ...more
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)[Though I don't appreciate the love triangle. (hide spoiler)] It's also nice to see more of Jeremiah, since he was this really bland character in The Summer I Turned Pretty.
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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!
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. ...more
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 ...more
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)[Susannah dies (hide 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...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..
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
I don't know how you can't read these books and NOT become so incredibly invested in what happens to these characters. ...more
I definitely loved this book more than the first one, even rereading it. I felt like I got to know the characters better, I learned who they are when it's not summer. I saw different facets of their personalities and characteristics.
Jenny Han never fails to make me feel like I too am on a beach in July with the sun everywhere.
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 ...more
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 ...more
|Why does Conrad dump Belly at the prom?||10||130||Feb 20, 2015 03:02AM|
|Conrad a jerk?||52||214||Jan 02, 2015 09:38AM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: It's Not Summer Without You / Summer Series by Jenny Han - Restarting November 16th 2014||74||75||Dec 01, 2014 03:43PM|
|What was your favourite part in this book?||4||52||Jan 07, 2014 03:39PM|
|The Page Turners: It's Not Summer Without You||2||37||Jul 12, 2013 02:06AM|