So, ever since I read Sarah Dessen, I’ve always been looking for a book that compares. I mean, obviously, NOTHING can totally parallel or live up to her, but maybe something within a one hundred mile radius. Or something like that. I started reading her books about a year and a half ago, and I’ve definitely been looking. I mean, I’ve still read other books. But that doesn’t mean they compare. ‘Cause they kinda really don’t. So…I found something. I had a gift card to Barnes and Noble (my favorite bookstore. Not really a fan of Borders).
I got two books. The Summer I Turned Pretty and It’s Not Summer Without You. They’re both by Jenny Han, and they’re both part of a trilogy. I had seen the books before, but I was like, eh. Maybe not. I read and reread the description, and was like, why not? And I am sooooo glad I got them.
The books follows teenage girl Belly (only during the summer and each book is a different summer) as she spends her time at Cousin’s Beach at a beach house with her mother, her brother, her mother’s best friend, and her mother’s best friend’s two sons. Conrad and Jeremiah. So, I’m guessing you can kind of predict the gist of the books. I finished each of the books in about two days, but I didn’t read all day. If I had, I would have finished the books in less than a day. But anyway. They were AMAZINGGGG!!!! Seriously, run to the bookstore.
I haven’t started the third book because I want to save it for when school ends. But I’m guessing that it’s going to be fabulouS! Ya know when you read a series book and the first book is great, but the second book is such a let down? Well, I thought that maybe this might happen with the second book, but I was VerY wrong! The second book, might have even been BETTER. If you can believe it. So, go pick up the book. And, if you do, let me know what you thought.