Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Some summers are just destined to be pretty andlt;BRandgt; andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer -- they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.
"This book has what every girl wants in a summer." -- Sarah Dessen, author of andlt;iandgt;Just Listenandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Lock and Keyandlt;/iandgt;
"andlt;iandgt;The Summer I Turned Prettyandlt;/iandgt; offers a hard-to-resist combination -- a beach house, summer love, enduring friendship. A deliciously sweet read." -- Deb Caletti, author of andlt;iandgt;Honey, Baby, Sweetheartandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Wild Rosesandlt;/iandgt;
"If I could live inside this amazing book, I would. I would inhale the ocean air and soak up the sun, and I would hang out all day with kind-wonderful-funny-awkward Belly and her two known-'em-forever buds, Jeremiah and Conrad. I'd watch the three of them stop being kids and start being more...and I'd hope hope hope that when Belly falls in love -- 'cause you know she will -- she'd give her heart to the exact right boy." -- Lauren Myracle, author of the ttyl series and andlt;iandgt;Blissandlt;/iandgt;
"This well-written coming-of-age story introduces 15-year-old Isabel, aka Belly, for whom summer has always been the most important time of year. Han (Shug) realistically balances Belly's naand#239;vetand#233; with her awareness of the changes the years have brought. Han's novel offers plenty of summertime drama." -- Starred review from andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt;
"Belly's dawning awareness of her sexuality and that of the boys is a strong theme, as is the sense of summer as a separate and reflective time and place. Readers get glimpses of kisses on the beach, her best friend's flirtations during one summer's visit, a first date." -- andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;
Belly's never been the kind of girl that things happen to. Year after year, she's spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah. The boys never noticed Belly noticing them. And every summer she hoped it would be different. This time, it was. But the summer Belly turned pretty was the summer that changed everything. For better, and for worse.
Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.
About the Author
Jenny Han is the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestsellingandnbsp;author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series;andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Shugandlt;/iandgt;; the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Siobhan Vivian; and andlt;i andgt;To All the Boys Iand#8217;ve Loved Before andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;i andgt;P.S. I Still Love Youandlt;/iandgt;. She is also the author of the chapter book andlt;iandgt;Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dreamandlt;/iandgt;. A former childrenand#8217;s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. Visit her at DearJennyHan.com.