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The Summer I Turned Pretty

Han, Jenny (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Summer I Turned Pretty


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Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.
Authors: Han, Jenny
Title: The summer I turned pretty
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 276 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jenny Han
Summary: Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.
ISBN: 9781416968238
1416968237
Branch Call Number: y HAN 2009
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This novel revolves around a teenage girl, Belly (love the name!). Belly measures her life in summers, the summer she had her first crush, the summer she learnt to swim, the summer she had her first kiss, and now, the summer she turned pretty. Belly has gone to spend summer with her mom's best friend's family ever since she could remember. But something feels different this summer, she feels prettier, almost liked. Her mom has two best friends, Conrad- the hot, rebellious, dark musician and Jeremiah- the funny, outspoken, loud and cute one. Belly has known these guys here entire life and has had crushes on them especially Conrad for a long time now. This summer, something happens for the good and the bad and everything is different. This was a pretty interesting read, and it was quick too. It's just that I found Belly a bit whiny, it's like her entire summer she's obsessing over what boy she likes. I also hated how she tried to impress Conrad and she was always so wounded every time he said something obnoxious, it's like she didn't even try to play hard to get. She wasn't a strong female character, she was just a self-centered teenager. I also hated how she treated her mother, (I know this is weird being a teenager my self) but it's like, she never realized the reason their relationship was so strained was because she never really did appreciate her mother. However, even though I didn't like Belly, I really did love Susannah she was such a fun person as well as an independent women. She was so nice to everyone, and always got through her struggles. Overall, this book was a quick summer read that most people would enjoy. If you are a fan of susane colasanti, you should try this book.

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  • CAROWOZFAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Read this aaaages ago & just realised I didn't add a comment. This book was so good. I like Jeremiah. I'd better read the rest!:)

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  • oboechica88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I liked this WAY MORE THAN I EXPECTED TO. I am still having difficulty coming to terms with it. It should be everything I don't like in YA fiction, but it's just...it's so much like how you feel when you are 16! Everything I expected to hate was still there, but it was somehow forgivable because of HOW it was written. There's just something perfect about the way Han writes the story. It really was like I was transported back to to the summer I turned pretty (See what I did there. Eh? Ehhhhh?). It's the interest in boys all of a sudden, the body image issues, and everything seems like such a big deal all the time! It was so much more about growing up than it was about romance, and I don't know how to explain that because so much of the book was romance. So I'm going to give up on that and you're just going to have to trust me on it.

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  • iceangel3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really liked this one better than the first one. This is more like what I was looking for in a YA summer read about a beach home. There was tragedy (poor Susannah), teen angst, and the beach (even though the beach was not a setting for the majority of the book, it was important). Laurel has trouble dealing with her best friend's death, Steven is off at college and Belly is dealing with Susannah's death, the boys and not being at the summer house. Jeremiah calls Belly for help because Conrad disappeared and dropped out of summer school. They find Conrad and a bigger problem. During all this Jere falls more for Belly and Belly realizes how much Conrad is a part of her life. Then everything kinda blows up and changes and twists. I still hold to my opinion that it was always Conrad....I know Jeremiah loves her but she loves Conrad...it is just messy. And in that little excerpt in the end I like I know what happens...On to the last book

Soooo good! At times I preferred Jeremiah but at times I preferred Conrad. Recommended for age 13 up or advanced 12 year olds

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  • violet_butterfly_1293 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good read, read it in two days! I and to know what would happen next. Belly is adorable, Conrad is mysterious but intelligent, and Jeremiah is a sweetheart.

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  • gizzymo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

7/10 Not that great. No interesting turns. Very bland. Extremely boring story line.

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  • Triciamjensen rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

SUCH A GOOD READ! I COULDNT PUT IT DOWN> HIGHLY RECCOMENT THIS BOOK> I LOVE CONRAD AND JEREHMIA

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  • hbolur rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Couldn't put it down! Read the entire series in a week--SO GOOD!

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  • abid_afra rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I found Belly ridiculously annoying as a narrator, since she was waaay to whiny and mopey. I loved Jeremiah, he was such a sweetheart, but I REAAAALLLLYYYY love Conrad. He was such a dark mystery that I just sighed dreamily over. All in all, an enjoyable, mindless summer read, perfect for reading at the beach.

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  • chinmayivibha rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Every year, Belly looks forward to one thing - summer. She looks forward to the view of the beach from her room, feeling the smooth ocean water between her toes , soaking up the warm sun, kind, lovely Susannah and the boys.Especially the boys. Beck's boys, her mother called them. Conrad and Jeremiah. Sweet, lovely, and together as always. The summers spent at the summer house were like a dream, a memory of the fun times they could all just be together like children. But this summer, everything changes. Big brother Steven heads off to college, Conrad starts spending more time alone, and the boys look at her in ways other than just friendship. It seems as though they'll never be the kids of the summer house again. But Belly soon starts to realize...the more everything changes,the more it all ends up the way it should have been all along. This summer, and all the summers before it, led up to this. Up to now.

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