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It's Not Summer Without You

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What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them... all at once? Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Simon & Schuster) — the heartfelt new novel from Jenny Han, author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. In Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone (Simon & Schuster), quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.

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Publisher Comments:

Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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.andlt;BRandgt;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.

Review:

"In this second book of the planned trilogy that began with The Summer I Turned Pretty, 16-year-old Belly Conklin feels displaced. Unlike years past, she won't be at the beach with her mother's best friend, Susannah, and Susannah's sons, Jeremiah and Conrad. This summer, 'I wasn't in Cousins. Conrad and I weren't together, and Susannah was dead.' When Belly learns from Jeremiah that Conrad has disappeared, she immediately agrees to help; their search leads them to the beach house, where Conrad is hiding out. Belly's plaintive voice sometimes makes her sound too young, but Han realistically touches upon the characters' various reactions to grief — Belly's mother becomes withdrawn, Conrad fiercely protects the house (his father wants to sell it), Belly has trouble processing the permanence of loss — as well as Belly's emotional entanglements with the brothers (occasional chapters are told from Jeremiah's perspective, and Belly reflects on her failed romance with Conrad). Though the fate of the summer house is resolved a bit quickly, Belly's difficult relationship with her best friend and her standing with the boys hang in the balance, which should leave readers anxious for the final installment. Ages 12 — up. These colorful books integrate Spanish and other languages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In Han's follow-up to "The Summer I Turned Pretty," Belly finds out what comes after falling in love.

Synopsis:

Jenny Han has her master's degree in Creative Writing for children from the New School. She lives in New York City. This is her second novel.

Synopsis:

Belly thought her romance with Conrad was picture-perfect: She was all grown up and dating the boy of her dreams. But things with Conrad were never exactly as she had dreamed (obsessed) about. He keeps getting more distant and distracted, and Belly wishes she could walk away. But when Jeremiah calls her to tell her Conrad has seemingly gone missing, it takes her only seconds to start packing her things. Belly embarks on a journey to find him…no matter how much what she discovers will hurt her.

About the Author

Jenny Han has her master's degree in Creative Writing for children from the New School. Her previous books include Shug and The Summer I Turned Pretty. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416995555
Author:
Han, Jenny
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Sirois, Regina
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Summer; Belly; Jeremiah; Conrad; Cousins Beach; beach house; love; romance; crush; Jenny Han; ocean; swimming; sun; beach; party
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Summer I Turned Pretty, The
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 288 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9781416995555 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this second book of the planned trilogy that began with The Summer I Turned Pretty, 16-year-old Belly Conklin feels displaced. Unlike years past, she won't be at the beach with her mother's best friend, Susannah, and Susannah's sons, Jeremiah and Conrad. This summer, 'I wasn't in Cousins. Conrad and I weren't together, and Susannah was dead.' When Belly learns from Jeremiah that Conrad has disappeared, she immediately agrees to help; their search leads them to the beach house, where Conrad is hiding out. Belly's plaintive voice sometimes makes her sound too young, but Han realistically touches upon the characters' various reactions to grief — Belly's mother becomes withdrawn, Conrad fiercely protects the house (his father wants to sell it), Belly has trouble processing the permanence of loss — as well as Belly's emotional entanglements with the brothers (occasional chapters are told from Jeremiah's perspective, and Belly reflects on her failed romance with Conrad). Though the fate of the summer house is resolved a bit quickly, Belly's difficult relationship with her best friend and her standing with the boys hang in the balance, which should leave readers anxious for the final installment. Ages 12 — up. These colorful books integrate Spanish and other languages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In Han's follow-up to "The Summer I Turned Pretty," Belly finds out what comes after falling in love.
"Synopsis" by , Jenny Han has her master's degree in Creative Writing for children from the New School. She lives in New York City. This is her second novel.
"Synopsis" by , Belly thought her romance with Conrad was picture-perfect: She was all grown up and dating the boy of her dreams. But things with Conrad were never exactly as she had dreamed (obsessed) about. He keeps getting more distant and distracted, and Belly wishes she could walk away. But when Jeremiah calls her to tell her Conrad has seemingly gone missing, it takes her only seconds to start packing her things. Belly embarks on a journey to find him…no matter how much what she discovers will hurt her.
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