The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty

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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han is the first in this gorgeous series, if you want to lose yourself on the beach, this is the book for you!Everything that happened this past summer, and every summer before it, has all led up to this. To now.Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach . . . and the two boys. Unavailable, aloof Conrad - who she's been in love with forever - and friendly, relaxed Jeremiah, the only one who's ever really paid her any attention.But this year something is different. They seem to have noticed her for the first time. It's going to be an amazing summer - and one she'll never forget . . .'This book has what every girl wants in a summer' - Sarah Dessen'Impossible to put down and I read it in one afternoon' - goodreads.comJenny Han was born in Richmond, Virginia, and studied at the University of North Carolina. She lives in New York, working part-time as a children's librarian alongside her writing.Find out more at
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141330538
  • 9780141330532
  • 106,514

About Jenny Han

Jenny Han was born in Richmond, Virginia, and later studied at the University of North Carolina. She now lives in New York where she works part-time as a children's librarian, in between writing her new series for teens.
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Rating details

112,415 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 39% (43,515)
4 30% (34,230)
3 21% (24,008)
2 7% (7,667)
1 3% (2,995)

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(Source: Purchased on kindle from 15-year-old Isabelle (Belly) is heading off with her mother and brother for a summer at the beach, with her mom's best friend Suzanna, and her boys Conrad and Jeremiah. Belly has had a crush on Conrad for as long as she can remember, but he treats her like a little sister. Belly is hoping that this year things will be different and that Conrad will notice her as a girl for once. What is special about this summer though? What is going on with Conrad? And who will be Belly's summer romance this year? This was an okay YA coming-of-age story, but I would have liked more romance. I felt a bit sorry for Belly in this book, and not only because they call her Belly! In the flashbacks it was obvious that the three boys all treated Belly like an outsider cause she was younger and the only girl, which wasn't very nice for her, and they hadn't changed much now that she was older. Although there was a bit of romance in this story it was more a coming-of-age story, and most of the actual romance happened between Belly and Cam - a boy she met on the beach, which was a bit disappointing. The storyline was okay, although I was surprised that Belly didn't catch on faster to what was going on with Suzanna, it was pretty obvious to me. It was a bit odd trying to work out which boy Belly was actually interested in at any one time, as she seemed to like Conrad, Jeremiah, and Cam at one point or another. I thought the ending was okay, although I expected a bit more romance. I would like to read the next book to find out what happens next but at �£5.49 for the kindle edition I think I'll wait! I will say that this book has me longing for the summer and the beach though! I'm so jealous! I'd love to spend a whole summer at a beach house enjoying the sun, sand, and sea! Overall; an okay YA coming-of-age/contemporary romance story. 7 out of more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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