In ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’, we follow everything through the eyes of Isabel. Isabel, aka Belly, measures her life in summers. Every summer, she and her brother and mom go to a beach house, with her mom’s best friend Susannah and her two sons; Conrad and Jeremiah. Belly knows the boys since her first summer, they have been her brother figures, her crushes and everything between. But ne summer, a wonderful and terrible summer, everything changes. And it looks like everything ends up the way it should have been all along.
I heard a lot about Jenny Han’s writing style, mostly from het other series. This was my first encounter with Han’s writing style, and I had no idea what to expect.
But what a meeting it was! Han’s writing just embraced me. I enjoyed it so so much! Yeah, it was bubbly at times (reading the synopsis I knew this in advance) but it also gave me the feels from time to time.
So, our main character has some boy trouble, but there’s not really a love-triangle going on, which made this book like ten times better. Thanks to Han’s writing style, you notice that our main character is a teen, with teenage problems. It was in a way that is wasn’t annoying, A NOT ANNOYING TEEN WHO DOES HAVE TEEN PROBLEMS!
If you want to describe young adult contemporary, you can’t forget to mention this book. It is pretty much the ideal ya contemporary! It keeps you busy when going to the beach, or to read when travelling.
I do think you need to have the other two books in this trilogy ready, for when you finish this one. Because you’ll fly through this book, and you’ll love it if you’re in to contemporary books.
I could not give this book a lower rating, it was too good. So I ended up giving it 5 out of 5 stars.