Book Review: ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ by Jenny Han

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‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ by Jenny Han


Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Rose-Worthy Features

While reading this book it made me miss summer! There are such happy summer vibes in this book and I’m officially counting down the days until summer!

I liked the characters. At first, I thought Belly’s name was a little strange but it turns out it was just a nickname. She was sweet and quirky. I liked how both Jerimiah and Conrad were so different compared to each other. They reminded me a lot of Stephen and Damon from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (my favorite shows).

Thorny Features

The romance in this book was a little messy. Belly at first had a thing with Cam but then all of a sudden Jerimiah said he loved her but then Belly said she loved Conrad. As you can see this book is filled with drama and a messy romance. I don’t mind love triangles but I draw the line at love squares. Its makes everything so confusing.

One thing that annoyed me while reading was that sometimes the plot would skip moments. The book would just briefly talk about something that happened and the lack of detail was annoying.

Final Thoughts

            Overall, I rate this book a 3 out of 5. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t anything compared to ‘To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before’. That book is still one of my all-time favorite Jenny Han books. This book is still a good Valentine’s Day read. I’ll admit though the love square threw me off, I definitely did not expect that. I might read the second book but only because the ending left me with unanswered questions. Make sure to subscribe to see other book reviews coming up. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.

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