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What a satisfying conclusion to this series. I think before I wavered back and forth between whether or not this was my favorite and honestly, the fourth time around, I literally cannot choose. I loved them all as usual!
This is such a fun, easy, beautifully-written series that I've read twice this year. Every time I read it, it never gets old and I love that about it. The characters are just as real and naive/amazing/awkward as always and I love how they never use their personality traits no matter how many times I read this series, meaning that they don't get bland.
I wish upon the highest star that some sort of novella or bonus content could be released for this series. I would eat that up.
I love this series so much and I would recommend it to readers looking for a strong female protagonist.
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Conrad, Jeremiah, Steven, Laurel, Taylor, Anika, etc Villain(s): Innocence, stupidity, first loves, etc Realistic Fiction Elements: This book was all very real to life.
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I feel like out of the three, this one was my favorite. I used to not like this book as much as the others only because it deals with marriage and weddings which is not something I find appealing in books. I find that it isn't as interesting.
However, Jenny Han made it interesting. This is an accomplishment in my mind because despite the weddings and marriages, I loved this book the most out of the three.
This book started off with Belly and her friends in college. We learn that she's at the same college as Jeremiah, her boyfriend. She and Jeremiah are this really happy, lovey-dovey couple which I tried to enjoy despite the fact that it wasn't with CONRAD. She attends a party and from there, everything goes downhill.
At the party, she and Jeremiah get separated. Within the first fifteen pages, we learn that Jeremiah cheated on Belly when he went to Cabo over spring break. I thought that the beginning was a little rushed and I would have liked to see more relationship building between Belly and Jeremiah but it worked.
Belly overhears some girls talking and she just knows they're talking about Jere. Now, if this were me, I would slap him, kick him in his special place, and never speak to him again. Belly, however, decides to GET MARRIED.
Yes, this did tick me off a little bit because it seemed more like Jeremiah was trying to do anything to erase the past. Yes, he WAS very remorseful and guilty, but to be honest, if he was so in love with Belly, he would have told her as soon as it happened. He tries to justify himself by saying that they were "broken up" but it was just a fight and to Belly, she knew that they weren't actually done.
Jeremiah is pretty honest. Although he knows that what he did was wrong, he tells Belly that he and Lacie, the girl, "had sex" and Belly is astounded, especially since she is still a virgin.
After Belly stupidly says yes to Jeremiah, though I guess it can be justified because she's in "love", she and Jeremiah set off on the task of telling their parents. Nobody takes it well, least of all Laurel, Belly's mother. I am on her side completely at this point: yes, go ahead and get married but wait a couple of years. Nobody should get married at 19.
It sounds like I didn't like the book but I did. The plotline was just not agreeable to common sense :)
Because Belly and Laurel don't agree on anything about this wedding, Belly decides to go to Cousins and live in the summer house until the wedding (of course they're going back to Cousins!). She learns that Conrad is also living there. Cue the romantic tension.
I loved this plot idea because we get to see that Belly and Conrad still have feelings for each other, though both of them try to hide or ignore it because of Belly' upcoming marriage.
And above all, we get to see Conrad's perspective! He also doesn't agree with the wedding and he admits that he still has feelings for her but he tries to hide it by freezing her out. Again. He does try to help by talking to Laurel but he tries to stay out of it for the most part.
This book was SO good. Conrad's confession just made it so much better. Yes, maybe he did treat Belly badly but at least he didn't cheat on her.
"Eyes flashing, he said, "I never once cheated on you. I never even looked at another girl when we were together."
"I don't know if I'll ever get you out of my system, not completely... It's not all of a sudden. It's always."
The things that Conrad says kill me every single time I read this book. And then when he tries to leave with "an ounce of pride" she shuts him down, making him admit that "she broke his heart", the thing that Conrad Fisher would never say.
I loved this book and it's characters. They were so real and throughout the series, they really seemed to grow. I am glad to have read this again because it brought back so many memories. I love this book and would recommend it anyone looking for a light summer read.
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Conrad, Jeremiah, Taylor, etc Villain(s): Weddings, misunderstanding, love, etc Realistic Fiction Elements: All of this book was very real to life. ****************
MY OPINION: ******
This is my second time reading this book and I loved it even more than the first time around! It was such a powerful conclusion to this series and it never lost its flavor that we tasted from the first two books.
My friend actually bought me this series for Christmas and I can not be happier about it. I am so excited to add this to my bookshelf that is evergrowing, especially since I've wanted these for a little while now. They are definitely my favorite YA contemporary novels, maybe ever, so... I NEEDED THEM
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. I don't think I can say it enough.
Belly definitely changed a lot from this book compared to the first one. She is now more matured and she doesn't really let things to get to her as much as before. She's trying to move on and she's learning to grow up and give in. She's definitely a lot more mature... in the first books, it was like I was reading from a child's perspective. Yes, she was a teen but sometimes the things she said were really immature and childish. But I DID love that about her, the way she clung to her childhood. Also, the first books were full of flashbacks so maybe that's where I got that sense. This book had a couple but they weren't as noticeable or abrupt.
(view spoiler)[LET ME TELL YOU ONE THING THAT DID MAKE ME MAD! Jeremiah cheats on her and then she finds out, confronts him, breaks up with him like she should have done, and then HE PROPOSES and she ACCEPTS after he CHEATED on her! That made me so ANGRY... but maybe I'm a little biased because of my undying love for CONRAD. (hide spoiler)]
I have to say, I've never hated Jeremiah more than in this book. The first couple of books, Jeremiah was sweet in the first book but I honestly thought of him more as a side person who was just there because he was there. Then in the second book, I think his feelings for Belly became more obvious but I again left it to the side... I was WAY more focused on Conrad *SWOON* Then in this book, they were dating and all that and I was like "JEREMIAH WHERE DID YOU COME FROM WHAT HAPPENED TO CON THIS CANNOT BE HAPPENING"
Jeremiah really pissed me off. Check the spoilers if you want to know why. But really, his character was so ANNOYING. He was WAY too happy-go-lucky and if you want the honest truth, in my opinion, he was not a good boyfriend. Yes, Conrad sucked at being a boyfriend too but (view spoiler)[HE DID NOT CHEAT ON HER AND THEN EXPECT HER TO MARRY HIM!! (hide spoiler)] You do not know how much it pains me to make that a spoiler and not a REAL LIFE STATEMENT. Then again, maybe you're like me and you love spoilers and you read them anyway.
Conrad was SO messed-up and I FELT for him. I understood why he did the things he did in all three books. Many of you think he was a jerk or a**hole but honestly, he was just CONFLICTED and ANGRY and SAD. I mean, his mom DIED. Give him some SYMPATHY at least.
Conrad was definitely my favorite character. He was so SWEET and ADORABLE and (view spoiler)[When he finally spilled out all of his feelings for Belly, I cried, I cried, I cried because it was TOO LATE and BELLY RAN AWAY and I CRIED (hide spoiler)] This book had CON'S PERSPECTIVE in it and I died of happiness and jubilation. I got to see the world from HIS eyes and I cried with him and went through the stages of grief with him! I love Conrad Fisher. I thought I would hate him but I can't.
Aww there wasn't much Steven in this one and that made me just a little disappointed because to me he was always part of the gang: Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, and Steven.
THE NICKNAMES WERE THE BEST THING EVER! "Belly" "Con or CONNIE" "Jere" "Steve" I LOVE THEM SO MUCH
Every scene with Conrad was the ones I imbibed and died in. Every scene with Jere was full of annoying feelings because Belly would NOT break up with him. Every scene with Steve was full of a lot of sentimental feelings of remembering his character from the other books.
PLEASE WRITE A BOOK FOUR, JENNY HAN, I BEG OF YOU
Anyways, yes, this book focused a lot on marriage because Belly was planning on getting married at 19 (I did not support that AT ALL). I did enjoy it just as much though because Belly is amazing and I love her so very much, despite the fact that some of her actions and decisions are a little... rash. Or bold.
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO YA CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LOVERS
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Con, Jere, Steven, her mom, Taylor, etc Villain(s): Weddings (yes), misunderstandings, heartbreak, etc Realistic Fiction Elements: This book was all very real to life!
MY OPINION: *****
I loved this final conclusion! It ended so well and gave this series a sense of finality that readers could definitely enjoy!
Belly seemed so much more independent, determined, and mature, although her confusion about the Fisher guys was still there and as strong as ever. I didn't like how she was so easily forgiving when she found out that... Jeremiah, her boyfriend, was CHEATING on her. I mean, he cheated on her with a girl and it was pretty serious. I can't believe Belly was even dating Jeremiah in the first place. I hated how she was so changed from the first two books. I would have expected her to have her life more sorted out, seeing as this is two years later and she's in college, so...
Jeremiah. I didn't exactly hate him, but I also didn't exactly like him. His character was so annoying. Honestly, Jeremiah still seemed the same as before, and it was quite strange how similar he was. He never matured. He still drank, hung out with dudes that sucked, and was just immature throughout the book. (view spoiler)[He cheated on Belly, thinking that they were "broken up", which kind of means he never treated their relationship as real in my opinion, and then he tries to make it up to her by proposing to her. When they are in college. (hide spoiler)] I don't necessarily think that their marriage is a spoiler, seeing as that was the WHOLE BOOK. I think that the fact that they are getting married at 18 and 19 is just strange and a bad influence on younger readers, but you know...
Conrad. LOVED LOVED LOVED HIM, just as much as before. I did hate how he NEVER LET HIS FEELINGS OUT UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE. Like, what is this?? I mean, he was so obviously in love with Belly but he kept hurting her and making her think otherwise, and why? Because he was trying to "protect" his brother?? I don't get it. But Conrad is definitely my favorite character. I LOVED how this book gave readers his POV. I feel as if books that generally focus on one character's perspective and then show another characters are my faves :D
I know I generally talk about more characters, but it's ok for now.
THE ENDING. (view spoiler)[One of my favorite endings, though it did seem a bit abrupt. I FELT THE PAIN of Conrad and I FELT THE PAIN of Jeremiah and it literally made me feel like crying and screaming! When Conrad confessed, it was the BEST SCENE EVER. I just loved it! SO. MUCH. It was just so SAD and HEARTFELT and EMOTIONAL and AMAZING. I don't know.
I hated how Jeremiah didn't end up with her for only one reason: I hated how he always felt second best to his brother in everything, and he only just wanted to be better just once. But I will forever ship Conrad and Belly. (hide spoiler)]
I LOVED THE NICKNAMES. I loved how Conrad's was Con or Connie. Just so adorable. And Jeremiah was Jere... I just loved it.
I hated how in the most serious of times, such as when Conrad and Jeremiah were fighting, they called each other man. LIKE WHAT IS THIS??
Taylor x Jeremiah... :( IT NEVER HAPPENED Taylor x Steven... :( IT ALSO NEVER HAPPENED
The author never gave Taylor a real conclusion. I wonder what happened to her..
I would recommend this book to YA readers or romance lovers.
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Conrad, Jeremiah, Steven, Mom, Dad, Susannah, etc Villain(s): Love, confusion, misunderstanding, etc Romance/Realistic Elements: This book featured a romantic relationship and was all real to life....more
I read this book for school and I must say, I don't really understand the hype over Shakespeare. Of course, he's a great writer but overall, I don't see the phenomenal love for him. Macbeth felt the same as the rest of his work. ThereMY OPINION: ***
I read this book for school and I must say, I don't really understand the hype over Shakespeare. Of course, he's a great writer but overall, I don't see the phenomenal love for him. Macbeth felt the same as the rest of his work. There wasn't anything unique.
Since I read this in English, of course we analyzed themes and characters and motivations.
Paradoxes. These just felt very random and I don't like the theme of it, especially because they were quite hard to find right off the bat.
Witches and superstitions. This was slightly more interesting, mainly because the witches were unique, but they also felt quite random. I do understand the historical importance of them, as this was during the time of the reign of King James I of England/King James VI of Scotland, and he was very paranoid about witch hunts of his time. Of course, Shakespeare had to please the monarch if he wanted to get paid, but again, I didn't quite like it.
Excessive desire for power. Yes, Macbeth goes a little crazy but honestly, I can't really blame him. Imagine being told by some very creepy witches that you're going to be king. Of course, this doesn't justify his mass murders but he went a little haywire which is understandable.
Macbeth's character annoyed me. He epitomized the tragic hero but there was something about him that didn't sit well with me. It wasn't even his bloodlust; in fact, I think it was just the way that he thought about things. His paranoid self just... irritated me.
Lady Macbeth was cruel and cunning but honestly, she was a queen. Like, I really felt her strength and determination, even though it eventually caught up to her. She was truly messed up in the brain sometimes but she was still... amazing at times. Mostly in her strength and stoicism though.
I liked Fleance and I really wanted him to come back. But he didn't. HE DIDNT EVEN SPEAK.
The plot of this play was not the most interesting. It traveled around a lot, but the one good thing about it was that it was NOT confusing, which is a first for Shakespeare. I understood everything and felt with the characters.
I would recommend this book to readers looking for a classic, Shakespeare tragedy.
Main Character: Macbeth Sidekick(s): Lady Macbeth, etc Villain(s): Death, murder, etc Fantasy Elements: This book had many fanatic elements.
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Seeing as this is my fourth time reading this book, I'm going to leave a really short review.
This book never fails to give the "feels" no matter how many times I read it. I always feel like crying orUPDATED UPDATED UPDATED REVIEW
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Seeing as this is my fourth time reading this book, I'm going to leave a really short review.
This book never fails to give the "feels" no matter how many times I read it. I always feel like crying or laughing or screaming when reading and every Conrad-Belly scene is GOD. Literally, I still find passages that I remember and love and bookmark to remember things that I loved when I read it again.
I'm rereading this series mainly because I'm super behind on my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge and I thought that these would be easy to get through. However, I fell in love all over again and I'm so excited to continue rereading the series!
I would recommend this book to readers who are looking for a strong emotional romance story!
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Conrad, Jeremiah, Taylor, Susannah, Laurel, Cam, etc Villain(s): Misunderstandings, cancer, anger, grief, etc Realistic Fiction Elements: This book is all very real to life.
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I feel like the more times I read this book, the more I love it. It keeps getting better and I can definitely catch things that I didn't see the first time, which is always exhilarating. Jenny Han manages to capture the very essence of a hopeless romantic's soul and she creates such realistic and amazing characters that you either relate to or want to shake a little until they get some sense into their head.
The first couple of times reading this book, I was more focused on the romance and the amazing wonderful god that is Conrad Fisher but now as I am rereading, I'm noticing the more important things and the subliminal messages that I missed the first couple of times around.
For example, when reading this book for the first time, I thought that Conrad seemed like the more broken one. But in reality, it's more Jeremiah whose broken up over everything that's happening to him, only he hides it behind his jokes and humor.
Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher are Beck's boys. Our MC, Isabel "Belly" Conklin, has known them her whole life. She sees them every summer at the summer house. The summer house belongs to Susannah, Belly's mother's best friend, also known as Beck. Susannah's sons, Conrad and Jeremiah, have matured throughout the books but in this first book, they're both broken boys, but in their own ways.
Belly has been in love with Conrad for years and years. However, to all of the boys (Conrad, Jeremiah, and her older brother, Steven), she's always just been a little kid who's annoying and follows them everywhere. Her whole life, Belly has just wanted to be a part of the group and this summer, the summer she's sixteen and the summer she "turned pretty" has finally allowed her to be accepted by the boys.
The whole thing about "becoming pretty" wasn't the best concept but to be honest, in this book, it worked. I believe in the idea that everyone is beautiful and you don't just randomly "turn pretty". However, this book was so flighty and also serious that it helped me to accept the fact that Belly thought that by growing into herself and blossoming, the boys have finally started to treat her like "one of them" rather than their annoying little sister.
Conrad is described as "Dark, dark, dark" but in my head, I imagined him to have this aura about him. I'm sure Belly feels the same. She has been in love with him for as long as she can remember and this is the summer where she notices differences in the way he looks at her and treats her. However, Conrad has always been this amazing guy who was nice, smart, and had the looks to go along with it. He cares about grades, he's athletic, and he was the only one who tried to help Belly out when she was younger (inviting her along, telling the others to stop teasing her, etc).
Jeremiah. He's the younger cherub of a brother with wild blond hair and a sense of humor. While Conrad is mysterious and keeps to himself with his guitar (guitar-playing guy that I actually liked, which is rare), Jeremiah is a happy angel who's not afraid to put himself out there and dance and sing and tell jokes in a serious time. He lightens the mood and he brightens people's days and he's Belly's best friend.
Steven seemed like any other older brother and I loved how he cared about his sister and was really protective of her but was also the annoying type who didn't want her around, which is understandable.
Taylor, Belly's best home friend, was not a huge part of the book but she was brought up enough to show that she was a part of Belly's life. I thought that although she wasn't the best friend, she was still there when Belly needed her and was determined to always get the guy.
Susannah was sick and there were a lot of problems regarding that that caused Conrad and Jeremiah to detach themselves from their everyday lives and do things out of the ordinary. Conrad starts drinking and smoking and he is moody and keeps to himself. That's just his way of dealing with his grief and anger, although Belly does not understand that. Jeremiah was not afraid to admit his feelings to Belly and just cry it all out. He was a happy kid with a lot of pent-up emotion that he wasn't afraid to show.
Susannah was the sweetest mother and she was so different from Belly's mother, Laurel, that it was obvious how they got to be best friends.
Both boys were broken and Belly was the buffer who brought them together. The romance in this book was inexplicably beautiful and I couldn't help but fall in love with Conrad along with Belly. It seemed real and caused me to cry at one point. Jeremiah's feelings caused so much pain both to Belly and to me because it made us confused as to who to choose. I feel like I lived in the story with the characters. The writing may not have been the most complex but the way it was written was beautiful and really resonated with me and other readers. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a romantic, more serious summer read!
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Conrad, Jeremiah, Steven, Taylor, Susannah, etc Villain(s): Cancer, anger, grief, etc Realistic Fiction Elements: This is all very real to life. ***************
MY OPINION: ******
Okay, so I reread this on a whim during English class and loved it even more than before.
Generally, when I reread books, my ratings go down for whatever reason, but in this case, I brought it up to SIX stars. Six stars are hard to achieve: On GR I have about NINE of those. So yeah, this book stayed incredible.
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So let's start with WHY I reread it. I got two of my friends REALLY into the series (and these are my friends who HATE reading) and when I went to hang out with one of them I saw it on their bookshelf. I picked it up and started reading. Soon after, I finished it in English class when we had a free period (which most people spent playing games or watching YouTube so HEY I was a good child).
I LOVE CONRAD SO FREAKING MUCH I CAN'T EVEN. He is definitely one of my favorite male characters in any book I've read, and I've read a LOT about handsome dudes. He is amazing and even though he acted kind of jerky and rude, the flashbacks really helped me to understand his character and forgive his behavior, especially considering what was happening in his life.
Jeremiah. Love him, even though he's a little too much of a "player" or whatever you may call it. I love how he was so easy with Belly and even though he admitted his true feelings, was nice enough to leave it alone, even though the part where HURT FLASHES IN HIS EYES made me want to scream, had I not been in class.
Belly. She seems really immature and kind of stupid but I really liked reading from her perspective. I kind of feel like her character was meant to be kind of childish and that this summer, she's really starting to blossom and mature. She was definitely someone that I could be friends with if she was real.
Cam. I didn't TRULY hate him but I did dislike him but ONLY because he was barging in on my Conrad/Belly (Celly??) shipping for half of the book. He was also really nerdy which I enjoyed because most guys in romance novels are KINDA dumb, am I right?? And the Latin and the Japanese and stuff... wow. As you should know, my opinion of him changed a little. Before, I full out HATED him but I appreciate his character now.
Steven. He was kind of always in the way but when he left to check out colleges or something, it was kind of sad. I really was enjoying reading about him, both from the flashbacks and the little bit of present tense that we can see from him.
Susannah. I love her so much. She sounds amazing and kind and gorgeous and perfect. I love how her everlasting friendship with Belly's mom never faded. Even when she got sicker.
BELLY'S MOM WAS AS ANNOYING AS EVER. Sure, other moms in other books or even in real life can be more annoying (SORRY TO MOMS OUT THERE) but this mom was still REALLY getting on my nerves. Her thought process about teenagers was IDIOTIC and I hated it. So much.
AFTER THIS BOOK I LOVE THE NAME CONRAD. Is that weird?
Again, the ending was really confusing but I cannot wait to reread the next books *DUH OF COURSE I WILL IF YOU WERE WONDERING BEFORE*
I would recommend this book to CONTEMPORARY searchers and readers!
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Conrad, Jeremiah, Steven, Cam, etc Villain(s): Changing, cancer, etc Romance/Realistic Fiction Elements: It was all real to life and featured romantic relationships. *******************************
MY OPINION: *****
I read this book in the span of one night and one morning. I read 100 pages last night, and finished it today.
I LOVED IT.
It was amazing! Definitely one of the best contemporary novels you can read. I have already had good experiences with Jenny Han's writing with To All the Boys I've Loved Before (which I am planning to reread next), and this was definitely an addition to her amazing work. I loved this book so much! What excited me more is that it is a series! YAY!
Belly. I hated that name at first, but it started to become more familiar as you read along. It's short for Isabel. I like the name Izzy or Belle better, but you know... Belly makes her seem so childish. Belly was an awesome character though, although she sometimes made mistakes that really ended up hurting other people. The author put THREE guys into her love life: Conrad, Jeremiah, and Cam. Conrad was her crush since forever (like 10 years old), and Jeremiah apparently likes her... and she dates Cam for a great chunk of this book. Cam is this guy she knew in eighth grade who sounds dorky to me, and was annoying. At first, I was rooting for him, but by the end, his character got old and nettling.
Conrad. Definitely my favorite character. He was so conflicted and hard to understand. Sometimes he was sweet, sometimes playful, sometimes angry, sometimes cold, sometimes scary. Who knew? He was dealing with a lot in his life and he chose to show how he felt in strange ways. I definitely liked him the best, mainly because he was Belly's biggest love interest and face it: I always love the love interest :D
Jeremiah. He was funny and sweet, and my heart hurt for him at his confession. I wanted to cry so bad, but I didn't, knowing that something was going to happen... maybe. I don't know. Jeremiah was also one of my favorite characters. He was funny, smart, amazing, everything..
Cam. I hated him. That's basically it. Like I said before, at first I was 100% rooting for him, but then he changed. He got in the way of Belly's affection for Conrad and I NEEDED THAT SHIP TO SAIL SO BAD, AND I HATED EVERYONE WHO GOT IN THE WAY. Yeah. Cam was also a dorky nerdy dude who I guess tried to be cool or something, but never really was.
Steven. I always wanted to call him 'Stevie' and I may have at some point in my head. He was Belly's brother thankfully, as if he wasn't, he would have been a fourth wheel in Belly's love life and that would have been hectic honestly. But that sounds weird, seeing as how they are related. THAT WAS HYPOTHETICAL. Anyways, Steven was not my favorite character and he wasn't really that much of an important character in the book.
Susannah. Her story was so sad: she had breast cancer. We all thought she was over it, but it came back and spread. That was so incredibly sad and shocking to me. I feel as if I should have seen that but the author put in such a serious red herring that how else could I have figured it out? Susannah was so kind and giving, always making people happy. She was Belly's mom's best friend/"blood sister" and it was pretty cool at how long their friendship lasted.
Belly's mom. I honestly can't remember her name at the moment, but she was quite annoying at some points, and kind at others. Belly's family was more on the poor side, and her mother hated Susannah getting stuff that Belly didn't need. But Belly's mom really came through by the end, by giving her that dress, helping her out, explaining things, and being a great mom. I feel as if Belly treated Susannah as more of a mom than her own at some points, but her real mom was awesome.
I think that's all the characters I wanted to talk about. Let's talk about the book now.
This book made my stomach ache for the characters. That was weird but it was true. When they were confessing love, my stomach got all whirly, as if I was actually there. This book was so powerful and awesome and I loved it so much.
The romance was really well-written, though it may not have been the most powerful "last page". The last page was a little confusing, but I'm sure it will clear out in the second and third books. I loved how Belly was always so confused, not sure whether or not she was cared about, and so gullible when Cam told her she was beautiful. She always felt like a kid or something, and the fact that someone made her feel grown up made her instantly love them.
JEREMIAH'S CONFESSION WAS THE SADDEST AND ONE OF THE BEST SCENES IN THE BOOK. He just tells her that he loves her, although he knows she likes Conrad.
I feel for Jeremiah, guys. He's always been the second person, following someone else, and he just wanted to be better than his brother at something. Sad. Sad. Sad.
Oh yeah, I hated Taylor. Best friend or not, she was a jerk who was shallow and conceited honestly. I'm glad the guys felt the same way about her.
Ok, so that's it. Definitely one of my favorite contemporary novels. I would recommend this to romance lovers :D
Main Character: Belly Sidekick(s): Conrad, Jeremiah, Steven, Taylor, Cam, Susannah, mom, etc Villain(s): Love, death, cancer, etc Romance/Realistic Fiction Elements: This book featured a lot of romantic relationships/confusion/interests and was very real to life in all ways possible....more