“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.”
When I first saw this book in some bookstores a few years back, I wouldn’t even glance at it because the cover didn’t really catch my attention. Then I read the summary, and then I decided that I really wouldn’t read it because I thought it was the typical love story where nothing exciting happens and stuff like that.
But one day, some of my classmates started reading it and I then I asked them what was so interesting about it and they said it was really nice so I decided to give it a try and put it in my book list. And to my surprise, my friend gave me this book earlier as a gift for my 15th birthday! So when I got home earlier, instead of studying for our finals, I decided to read “a few pages”… that “few pages” turned out to be me reading the whole book. I actually finished reading it a few hours ago. I couldn’t put it down. I actually feel restless because I couldn’t wait to read the second book! And to think that I should be studying for our finals tomorrow!
The Summer I Turned Pretty is surely a page-turner. It’s the first book of The Summer Trilogy and it’s already very entertaining. It’s nothing like I expected it to be! Although there was this part where you might be able to predict how the book will end, if you’re a sucker for those love stories with twists and a lot of mood swings (the nice, kind of confusing, mood swings… if you get what I mean) then I highly recommend that you read this book. If you’re into those books about love and life and summer then I recommend that you read this book too.
Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, and Steven will definitely take you to one summer you won’t forget.