It's Not Summer Without You - Jenny Han | Book Review

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Pages: 275 paperback
Publication date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
How I got the copy: Bought 
Rating:  5 out of 5


It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come. But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started at Cousins Beach.


Eeeeeek the cuteness continues. 

First things firsts, this is the second book in the Summer trilogy and if you haven't already read The Summer I Turned Pretty and you enjoy contemporary I suggest you pick it up at your earliest convenience. It's a book full of cuteness but be warned that Belly, the main character is 16 years-old and acts like one. The annoying-ness of Belly throughout the first book was something that bothered me for a while but how the book unfolded it didn't even matter. I was so involved and intrigued about Belly and the Fisher brothers story. Here's a link to my review of The Summer I Turned Pretty.

This second book continues on with the story of Belly, Steven (her brother), the Fisher brothers and the summer house. Belly continues with the struggle of which boy to pick and the struggle of Susannah. I feel that this second book had an added adventure aspect compared to the first book because with Conrad missing Belly and Jer go out looking for him before Conrad misses his final exams. But everything is weird now, Belly and Conrad haven't talked to each other for months after they started "seeing" each other. Belly doesn't know why everything changed between Conrad and herself but she doesn't care. Conrad and Jer need her and she promised Susannah she would take care of her boys.

I'm loving this trilogy so far. It's so captivating that the reader just can't get enough. This trilogy is easy to read and quick to finish. You inhale the story in and it's over so quick.

The only thing some people have a problem with this trilogy is what I already mentioned about the first book. That Belly, our main character is a little bit annoying but we have to remember that she's 16 - 17 and as every 16-17  year-old, we were annoying and complained about everything.

I suggest this to contemporary readers! This story is super cute and continues to hook you for the next book!


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