We'll Always Have Summer - Jenny Han | Book Review

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Pages: 320 paperback
Publication date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
How I got the copy: Bought 
Rating:  3.5 out of 5

Summary:

Belly has only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And after being with Jeremiah for the last two years, she's almost positive he is her soul mate. Almost. Conrad has not gotten over the mistake he made when he let Belly go even as Jeremiah has always known that Belly is the girl for him. So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever, Conrad realizes that it's now or never--tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good. Belly will have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face a truth she has possibly always known: she will have to break one of their hearts.

Review:

This is the third book of the Summer trilogy. This book was not my favourite at the beginning but with the development and the closer the conclusion of the trilogy unravelled, this book redeemed itself.

Let me say now for those who haven't read the first book, leave now. Pick up the first in the trilogy titled "The Summer I Turned Pretty" - Jenny Han. I've linked my review, if you're interested.

I would suggest this review for people who've read this book already since I can't contain myself.  I need to vent about how insecure Belly was in this book. Different people make different decision. My opinion in this topic is something strong. Women are strong creatures and letting men walk over them infuriates me.


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OKAY. The most irritating part of this book. JER CHEATS, Belly finds out from the girl Jer cheater on Belly with and Belly forgives him, which is common for the weak but that's not even the worst part... They way Jer thinks he can redeem himself is to purpose to her AND SHE SAYS YES. WHAT IS LIFE. This is the same conclusion for those people who have babies to make their relationship work and think it'll make everything better. 

Back to the book though, the whole book goes on about Jer and Belly planning their wedding. Obviously, everyone in their family thinks it's a terrible idea and they don't even know that Jer's cheated. If they did, obviously they would be even more against it.

Along with the annoying wedding stuff from the 17-year-olds, Belly is still strung up on Conrad. So, cheating is on both parts. One physically and the other emotionally. That's one thing this whole trilogy annoyed me with, that Belly was such an insecure girl. Instead of sticking with Conrad since that's who she "loved" since the beginning but instead since Jer liked her she just went with it and pushed Conrad away with it.

Obviously, there's more to this book but that's the main bit. On Goodreads it shows my rating as 4 but like we all know there aren't any half stars on the site, yet.

That's all I think I'm going to say about this trilogy. I enjoyed each book individually but I liked them a little less with each book. This book redeemed itself because of the ending. Finally, Conrad and Belly are together.  

Rating

What did you think of We'll Always Have Summer and the complete trilogy all together?

I know a lot of people who really loved this trilogy but how Belly was so stupid and insecure in this book I couldn't even deal with. I just wanted her to have confidence and to stand her ground. To make her own decision and make her feelings clear to both Jer and Conrad.

Thanks for reading!

A

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