It's Not Summer Without You (Reprint)

It's Not Summer Without You (Reprint)

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Belly finds out what comes after falling in love in this follow-up to The Summer I Turned Pretty from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before (now a major motion picture ), Jenny Han.

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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 28mm | 236g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint ed.
  • 1416995560
  • 9781416995562
  • 4

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It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with...
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About Jenny Han

Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I've Loved Before series, now Netflix movies. She is also the author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series, Shug, and Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. She is the coauthor of the Burn for Burn trilogy, with Siobhan Vivian. Her books have been published in more than thirty languages. A former librarian, Jenny earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Rating details

163,323 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 38% (61,633)
4 34% (55,834)
3 21% (34,959)
2 5% (8,484)
1 1% (2,413)

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It's Not Summer Without You takes place several months after The Summer I Turned Pretty and that fact already had me engaged, because I so wanted to know what happened right after the first book ended. Again the story is told from Belly's point of view who describes her current situation and only gradually reveals what happened after The Summer I Turned Pretty. Jenny Han develops a wonderful balance between present and past events on various levels. And her writing style is just as good and casual as in her first novel in the Summer series. In It's Not Summer Without You it's also Jeremiah's turn to tell several chapters from his point of view, which gives us deeper insight into his caring and fraternal character. Belly and Jeremiah often refer to Conrad, who needs to be found after he suddenly left college. Wow, I never dealed with such a difficult literary male protagonist before, when it comes to coping with his emotions and love. Han is a genius, she made me love and at the same time in some way hate Conrad's unstable character. It was so exciting to find out his motives for leaving college so suddenly, it made me understand him a bit more. The content of It's Not Summer Without You is engaging, the atmosphere isn't as relaxed as in book one, more aggressive, depressing and melancholic. The end was horribly wary and heart wrenching and I am glad I didn't have to wait one whole year for the third book. I started it immediately after I finished this novel. It's Not Summer Without You is a fast read thanks to an engaging plot and a casual writing style. Still this is no easy read as this second book in the Summer series is about deep feelings and dealing with great losses. Just like The Summer I Turned Pretty, I read It's Not Summer Without You in one day. It totally consumed me. THE VERDICT It's Not Summer Without You is a fabulous, sensitive and melancholic sequel to The Summer I Turned Pretty. It's simply not summer without this book series!show more
by MissPageTurner
Last year, all of Belly's dreams came true and the thought of missing a summer in Cousins Beach was inconceivable. But like the rise and fall of the ocean tide, things can change--just like that. Suddenly the time she's always looked forward to most is something she dreads. And when Jeremiah calls to say Conrad has disappeared, Belly must decide how she will spend this summer: chasing after the boy she loves, or finally letting him goshow more
by sheena
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