Monday, August 12, 2013

Review: Summer I Turned Pretty

 * first book in a trilogy*

Belly lives for summer. Her family's been going to the summer house for years with family friends. She's been tagging along after her brother and his two friends forever.

Now she's 16.

Boys are starting to look at her - just not the boy she wants. Her brother's not there for most of the summer. She has Conrad and Jeremiah all to herself. Could this be the summer that changes Everything?

My Thoughts: I've been meaning to read this book for ages - people have been talking about it forever. Everyone was right, I couldn't put this book down. I loved the shifts in time and how they are woven together. I liked learning about Belly's relationships with the brothers while growing up. In some ways, it was the perfect childhood, but in others I felt bad for Belly, always trying to be part of the group, but always too young. This book tugged at all my heartstrings - making me laugh, making me want to cry, and giving me hope. I can't wait to finish the rest of the trilogy. If you haven't read this - go read it now!

Cover Thoughts: Fun
Source: My Library


Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

This was definitely the type of story that makes you FEEL! So glad you liked it :)

Unknown said...

I've heard so many good things about this book! And Belly! What a unique name.

Unknown said...

We have these books, and now I'm going to read them :)

Katie said...

I loved this book so much! The rest of the trilogy is even better and I can't wait to see what you think of them. Great review!

Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog