Saturday, May 21, 2011

Review: We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

Reading Level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages

PublisherSimon & Schuster Children's Publishing; 1st edition (April 26th 2011)
Language: English
Source: Purchased from Book Depository
First Sentence: "On Wednesday nights when I was little, my mom and I would watch old musicals."
Favorite Line from the Book"There are moments in every girls life that are bigger than we know at the time. when you look back, you say that was one of those life-changing fork in the road moments and I didn't see it coming and then there are the moments that you know are big that whatever you do next there will be an impact. Your life could go one of two directions, DO or DIE.
Book Summary:  It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.
All I can say is that this third and final installment of the Summer series is truly the ultimate conclusion to the love story of Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah.

I learned about this series early this year when I started hogging other book blogs.  I suddenly had the realization that I have been missing out a lot by not reading the series.  When I started reading The Summer I Turned Pretty, I just couldn't stop.  If you think after I read It's Not Summer Without You made me stop reading... Think again.  I read We'll Always Have Summer twice!  These books by Jenny Hann made me feel young again.  They made me look back to my childhood dreams and fantasies.  They made me remember how it was to fall in love for the first time.

The third book in the series is all about choices, repercussions, consequences, growing up, love, and letting go.  It is not as tear-jerker as the first and second book, but all the scenes leading up to Belly's and Jeremiah's big day were just so heart-wrenching that I could even feel the pain.  If the second book gave us glimpses of Jeremiah's thoughts and feelings, in this third book, it was Conrad's turn.  I love knowing Conrad more.  I honestly rooted for him since the second book and I always, always wished that he and Belly would end up together.  Seeing a part of him made me love him more.

The ending of the book and the series is perfect.  I am not going to spoil it for you by telling how it ended... but one word will describe it... perfection.

Jenny Hann made me part of the lives of the characters. These books made me feel that I grew up with Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, and Steven.  The ending was definitely bittersweet.  I will miss Cousin's beach and I will definitely pick these books up just to re-read them over and over again.


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I'm glad you liked this book, I read the first book in the series and I really liked it.

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