Thursday, November 12, 2009

Book Drops: "The Summer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han (rated 4 stars)

by Jenny Han

There it was…that look…Belly never knew what that look was. Boys never looked at her that way. She was always the “funny friend” or “just one of the guys.” But that look..she felt it and it felt..wonderful!

Belly and her brother, Steven, are returning to their mom’s best friend’s summer house. They spend every summer there. Belly, or Isabel, her mom, her brother and Susannah and her two boys, Jeremiah and Conrod. Conrad. The boy of Belly’s dreams. The boy who makes Belly long for each summer break. This summer was different. All of a sudden, when she walk to the beach house, Jeremiah and Conrad both did a double take.

“The Summer I Turned Pretty” is the book that girls want their summers to be like or have experienced. That summer when all of sudden they are no longer little sisters or little girls. However, with that transition, other things are also changing. People are going away to college, people are getting divorced and some people are sick. Jenny Han weaves are wonderful story about a girl finding her confidence with herself, boys and her family. It was such a nice heartwarming story and I think a lot of girls would really enjoy this. Definitely a fun read even though it was also filled with some difficult topics.

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