The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: The Summer I Turned Pretty; It's Not Summer Without You; We'll Always Have Summer
Later on, Belly decides to tell Jeremiah what Conrad said to her. He's infuriated and takes off right before the wedding. When Conrad finally finds him, Jeremiah disowns him as his brother. He then asks Belly if she still loves Conrad, and she hesitantly says that she does, and always will. But, she also claims that she chooses Jeremiah and doesn't want to be with Conrad, although she still partly loves him. Jeremiah states that only having part of her heart isn't enough, so he breaks the marriage off.
Belly ends up being Annika's roommate studying in Spain instead of moving in with Jeremiah. Conrad begins to write her letters and packages (with one of them including Junior Mint), and begs Belly to Write back. Hesitantly, she does. Eventually, their relationship sparks again and after 1 year (when Belly is almost 24 and Conrad is around 26 years old), he proposes. They end up getting married. The last lines of the series for Belly and Conrad are (respectfully) "If you dare try and Belly Flop me right now, you're going down with me." "I go wherever you go."
I personally love this ending. I always felt that Conrad and Belly belonged together, since he always cared so much about her. I also thought that although Jeremiah was Belly's best friend, he was often careless and immature. This will always be one of my favourite book series!(less) (hide spoiler)]
Belly's character is great, in the first book she was a bit immature but as I read the other two books I saw how she had grown up and changed. What I didn't like ...more
I finished this bad boy in like 2 days. And I wasn't even trying to. I was like: yes I will finally have a book that will take me at least a week since I'm so busy.
But that obviously didn't happen, it suck me right in.
So to begin with, this was not what I was expecting. I thought, a fun easy read with a little drama about loving two brothers.
I didn't think this was going to be about cancer and losing the most important person in your life and grief and a lot of WEEPING.
But what can I say, ...more
After loving Jenny Han's To All The Boys I Loved Before series I had high expectations for this and unfortunately I was let down. The main character, Belly, was unbelievably immature and whiny. The way that she viewed the boys, as though she relied on them for her own happiness and her reason for even being alive - I couldn't stand it. I did give her some slack considering her age and I'm sure there were some things that she did that I would've done too when I ...more
I gave Miss Jenny Han's trilogy THREE stars because I have been taken, torn, tortured, devastated, and ripped apart into tiny little pieces you probably couldn't put me back together again. Yes, those books have that much power over me despite the fact that it's almost shitty in a Twilight Saga way. Almost.
The first book was close to perfection. Miss Han tugged at my heart strings with the nostalgia of teenage years and firsts: first ...more
I am #TeamJeremiah from the first page until the very last. (view spoiler)[In the third book, I really did not knew what she was gonna do. Say yes with strong intentions, or say no because of Con. I was not expecting no ...more
Every year Belly's family stays with her mother's friend and their two sons at their beach house. She's good friends with Jeremiah, but ...more
As a big fan of Jenny Han, I had been waiting to read The Summer I Turned Pretty for so long. The summer vibes originally drew me in, and I enjoyed reading about life at a beach house. The main character is enjoyable, but she does have her moments that put me off. As well, the third and final instalment ruined the trilogy for me, and I was very dissatisfied with the ending. If you are looking to read this series, I would still recommend the first and the second book.
1: 3/5. The first book was okay. I had trouble getting into the story and also sympathising with Belly. By the way, why would she introduce herself as Belly if she dislikes the name that much? It's so strange.... As the story picked up its pace, it got easier to stay in the story, but still, it didn't feel like it grabbed my attention like other books have before. I found the little twist (view spoiler)[regarding ...more
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Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy has all of the things necessary for a feel good romance: a young girl in love, two yummy-looking boys, and a summer house at the beach.
Belly lives for her summers at the beach with her Fisher boys, Conrad and Jeremiah. She’s been in love with Conrad for years; Jeremiah is her best friend. This summer both boys will admit their feelings for Belly and Belly must choose ...more
It's not Summer Without you: 4 stars
We'll always have Summer: 2.5 stars
Overall rating: 3 stars
“Nothing, nothing felt better than the way sand felt beneath my feet. It was both solid and shifting. Constant and ever-changing. It was summer.”
The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy had it's moments of pure bliss but also moments of utter stupidity. But it was still an addictive and compelling story. I feel though that the cringe worthy moments in the book series ...more
Okay, let's set the scene here:
Belly (or Isabel) grew up around these two dudes. their mom and her mom are bffs and belly feels very close to their mom (Suzannah). belly spends the first book pining over Conrad who is an ass, but also kinda likes her. there's also a subplot surrounding the boy's parents and their marriage and that. okay. so far, so good.
second book, she kinda starts dating Conrad but then he goes AWOL after ...more
Jenny Han did a pretty good job at developing the characters throughout the years. With the series spanning over almost 10 years(and even stories from before then), you got to watch them change and grow ...more
Forever my favourite book series.
Jenny Han makes it easy to fall in love with each and every character. The way she gets into the mind of a teenager is so accurate. Whether its Conrad's perspective, Jeremiah's or Belly's.
Sure Belly turns into a total kid sometimes and the reader sometimes goes "uhm...really Belly?" but, that's what we all love about Belly!
A complete cheesy summer romance book, but it's ...more
I'm so freaking glad that I picked this series up. I've seen it all over the internet and I've heard only good things about it, but I always judged the book by its title, nahh I don't want to read a book that's named 'The summer I turned pretty', but man was I wrong! I'm glad I've given it a try nontheless.
And what I would say about this book..
I am in love.
It's really good, I love all the characters, the plot story, the romance, the fights, the feeling of summer, everything! It's fascinating!
I was happy when Belly pick who she picked on the second book, and so then they got together. They were really cute together. She said "When I look at him, I saw past, present, and future. He didn't just know the girl I used to be. He knew the right-now me, and he loved ...more
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The Summer I Turned Pretty: 3.5 stars
It's Not Summer Without You: 2.5 stars
We'll Always Have Summer: 5 stars
Click the names of each book to check out my average rating of each individual book and a few initial thoughts.
Final Overall Thoughts: I'm really happy with how this series turned out. Although it may not have made me cry, this trilogy definitely touched me in a way I don't think I'll soon forget. It was nice to have the bind up, because I didn't have the ...more
Book two was, dare I say it, filler and really forced me to feel quite anti-Belly. I get that Belly has her best friend Jeremiah but he's trying to be all noble and not compete. Clearly Conrad likes her, but why do they allow themselves to exist in this toxic situation?
The timeframe for book two zips backwards and forwards in a way that's quite ...more
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