Format Read: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288 pages
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Formats Available: Hardcover, eBook
Purchasing Info: GoodReads, Author’s Website, Bookdepository
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 go.
The sequel to The Summer I Turned Pretty, is one not to miss. It’s summer again and normally that meant heading out with her mom to Cousins Beach. But this year would be different…her mom’s best friend has just passed away. As she tries hard to keep herself busy with her friends, she gets a desperate call for help. Conrad, the ex and guy she’s loved forever is missing. His brother, Jerimiah, knows if anyone can help it’s Belly and they head out to find him.
Wow, Jenny’s writing really sucks you in. The characters are so powerfully written and stick with you long after you’ve finished reading the book. I loved seeing Belly stuck between the two brothers, one willing to share everything with her, the other (the one she wants) holding himself back. What drew me into the story is the walk down memory lane as you think of friends in your life growing up. Jeremiah is the guy who is your best friend, the one that is there for you through think and thin, appreciates you, would do anything for you…and yet all you ever see is the friend when there could be so much more. I bet by the end of the book you’ll be wishing he could be cloned, seriously swoon-worthy! This is a quick, fun, makes-your-heart-melt read, so quick though that you’re left wanting more. If you love reading Sarah Dessen, I highly recommend checking Jenny Han out!
I give “It’s Not Summer Without You” 5 out of 5 bookies.
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