The Summer I Turned PrettyJenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty

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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Book Summary

Now a streaming series in Summer 2022!

Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han.

Some summers are just destined to be pretty.

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.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Jenny Han) Book Reviews

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼A beautifully poetic book of summer loves. Can’t wait to see the show and read the rest of the series. A soon to be classic teen novel and a great summer read!!.Score: 5/5

Love it!Such a sweet coming of age novel. 100% recommend..Score: 5/5

LovelyThis book is just wonderful. It always kept me on edge and wanting more, just how I like it..Score: 5/5

This book is timeless.I read this book once before when I was in high school and I loved it. I remembered it randomly one day and couldn’t find it, so I bought it to read on my phone. It’s just one of those books that kind of make you comfortable, like it says all the things you feel and it’s right. Everything about it is truthful and honest, and never dull. I’m grateful I got to read it..Score: 5/5

AmazingLove..Score: 5/5

The summer I turn prettyThis is the best book for young adults. Everyone should read it if they love romance ,drama,and fun books.Let me just tell you it’s going to make you want to read it again and again!!!!.Score: 5/5

I love the bookIt is a happy and sad book but I relate to the characters! Now I’m reading the second book and it is getting better!.Score: 5/5

A Newfound GemAs someone who is a big time romantic, I absolutely loved this book. I heard about it from my friends who had read the book because of the show. The teen drama, the average family conflict, and the romance, I read this book in one sitting, not wanting to put it down. Belly, I found her particularly relatable, especially in the aspects of how she dealt with her romance and what went on in her mind. Such a wonderful summer read, I’ll definitely revisit this feel-good, summer teen novel..Score: 5/5

10/10This is sick and twisted jenny babe. sick and twisted..Score: 5/5

Got this book in a package 📦Got this for my birthday and it was a fast read! I loved it! Reminded me of the kissing booth! I love Jenny Han 🥰❤️.Score: 5/5

AMAZINGI haven’t read a book since middle school and I literally read this in one sitting as a 20 y/o! It’s amazing :).Score: 5/5

Loved, always rereading btw other booksGives me the feels love the entire trilogy. Wish they make movies for this too.Score: 5/5

My favorite series since 2011I discovered this series when I was in 6th grade. I’m 21 now. I’ve been waiting for people to read it so they could understand what I meant when I said I wanted to spend my summers like Belly. They finally are. Get the book!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Love the bookThe book was amazing at least what I could read I bought it but it’s not letting me get past chapter 4. The sample so Im listening to the audio book on audible.Score: 3/5

Love this book 😁Omg I loved this book so much. It is one of my favorite books and I have read A LOT of books in my short life. Jenny Han is such an amazing author and I love everything she writes. If you want to know what age this book is appropriate for I would honestly say 12+. It depends though because if you are not comfortable with your kid reading curse words then maybe wait till they’re older. This is the perfect YA book to start with if you’re just starting to read them or are at a younger age. I am personally a young person myself and have strict parents but they are ok with this book. All in all I definitely encourage you to read this book..Score: 5/5

Show is 100000x betterPoorly written.Score: 1/5

AMAZINGMy favorite book since 6th grade, I re-read it every summer cause it gives me the sense of home. The characters are so lovable and the love triangle is perfect. 100% recommend..Score: 5/5

Loved it!It’s been awhile since I read something like this; it was such a good read that I couldn’t put it down, so I kinda binge read the book till I reached the last page!.Score: 5/5

💋One of the best books I have ever read 🥹💕.Score: 5/5

You HAVE to read it for yourself!To be honest, I’m really not much of a reader… like at all. I can probably count how many books I’ve actually finished on one hand. But when I find a good book, tv show, webcomic, I cannot and will not put it down till I’ve made it to the end! This series was definitely like that! Some people may think that this story moves slow, but I completely disagree! If anything, I wanted more details. This author does a fantastic job at painting a picture and allowing raw emotions to feel seen even though we’re reading a book. Honestly though, my favorite part about this book was that it WASN’T like a typical romance. Now I really don’t want people to feel like it’s being over hyped, so please read it on your own first! Start with a sample if you want. If it doesn’t pull you in with only 30 pages, you probably aren’t going to be that into it. I was pulled in after only the first chapter :).Score: 5/5

AmazingI read this book at my library it was great, it was romantic, had some drama, but all in all was great..Score: 5/5

Fantastic!I couldn’t stop reading!.Score: 5/5

OUT OF THIS WORLDI loved this book. I read it in a day and absolutely flew through it. I wanna experience life as Belly! Amazing plot and so much character development. Cannot wait to read the rest of the series.Score: 5/5

Loved it so much!!This book is probably one of the best books i’ve ever read in my life so far. I may be biased but I just love summer romance stories especially when their like this. I can’t even describe how this book made me feel. All of the characters have so much personality. I loved how it was childhood friends to lovers and it wasn’t that cliche. Jenny Han did such an amazing job writing this. I thought it was original and wasn’t cliche. This book just had personality itself if you know what I mean. I would love to find another book like this one day. I re read this book over and over again because its so good its not like one of those books where you read one time and your done or you read but you get bored because its to cliché or the love interest or characters don’t have enough personality. No, this book was none of that it was the best of the best would 100% recommend to people..Score: 5/5

PerfectBest book series ive read , and i dont read. this for all the hopeless romantics that want young love so badly.Score: 4/5

All time favoriteI read the series for the first time when I was 13 and I still go back to these books at 19. They are just amazing and still make me laugh and cry..Score: 5/5

AHHHHH SO GOOD.LOVE LOVE LOVE this book🥺😍.Score: 5/5

TO WHOEVER CALLED THIS MID....I saw a review that call this book mid, I will never believe another bad review again..Score: 5/5

Very cuteI loved the simplicity of the story, very good teen book. Read it super quickly!.Score: 4/5

AmazingThis book made me go throw so many emotions and made me feel things I haven’t felt before. It’s amazing you should definetly read this!!!!!.Score: 5/5

This book is so goodNever in my 17 years have I ever voluntarily read a book and I finish this book in less than a day. The book is really really really good it’s very detailed and it’s really interesting and it’s just really good.Score: 5/5

Mid.I guess i always assumed they made movies out of super good books, but it just wasn’t… the writing was kinda awful, almost like she’s talking down to the reader, like we’re children, but that could be because the narrator is a teenager, authors choice i guess?? the love story went by WAY too slow and in all honesty it didn’t make sense by the end of the book for them to be together, belly comes off as a bit stalker ish and i really wasn’t rooting for her..Score: 1/5

AMAZINGI love this book. I checked it out at school 2 days ago and I read it so much that I finished it in 2 days. I would definitely recommend this book..Score: 5/5

AMAZINGLove the summer vibes and an outstanding book!.Score: 5/5

The only not good comment out there it seemsThere are a lot of comments out there about how this book changed their lives and how everyone needs to read this and that’s great for all the many people whose lives have been impacted for the better by this book. Let me start off saying that I like Jenny Han and I enjoyed the To All The Boys I’ve Lived Before series immensely because the characters were charming and deep... this wasn’t the case for The Summer I Turned Pretty series. Belly and Conrad seem one dimensional to me and the only character who I rooted for was Jeremiah who nobody else seems to appreciate as much as me. It seems like Conrad just kept stringing Belly a long and Belly just kept falling for it every time he did something remotely nice to her. Besides the characters, the book was set up so confusingly that I got headaches. It skips back and forth in time so much that I sometimes would have no idea when a certain chapter was taking place. The plot didn’t grip me like To All The Boys did and neither did the characters. I read the next two books just out of curiosity and I can say that they are slightly better because there is no jumping in time anymore, but they just seemed continuations of the first book where belly has to decide between a nice life with Jeremiah who will love her and support her or Conrad who has so many mood swings it was hard for me to like him. The last book actually had the best plot in my opinion because *SPOILER ALERT* I had hope for my favorite character but clearly that hope should never have existed because Jeremiah stood no chance against Conrad (who has an unhealthy relationship with Belly and strings her along like I said above). Jenny Han, I really like your work and it pains me to write about these books with such distaste since To All The Boys was such a great book and such a great series. To people who disagree with me, I respect your opinions and your experience with these books are different than mine so there is no correct way to feel about these books. Readers, if you want a light, easy, mindless read that you can read in less than a day, go for it, but if you want to read a Jenny Han book, try her best and go for To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before..Score: 1/5

10/10 RecommendBest book I’ve ever read!.Score: 5/5

The Summer I Turned Pretty reviewThis book is GOD TEIR for sure, it made me laugh, cry, and om most importantly draw me in and have a connection I could go hours and hours talking abt this book and its 🤌 but thats a lot! love this book!.Score: 5/5

It's okIt's not bad, it kept me entertained enough to want to find out what happens at the end of the book, it's just a bit...plain. the characters are just lame, in my personal opinion. But, by all means, give the book a shot. You just might like it..Score: 3/5

So cute and worth it !!!I loved the show so I thought I’d read the book. I love both but I will have to say the book is 10 times better than the show. Team Conrad all the way.Score: 5/5

WowThe best book ever (not ever but atm).Score: 5/5

Would recommendIt was an amazing read. Starting the second book now.Score: 5/5

It’s so cute, the character give me island boy vibesYes.Score: 4/5

Very goodGreat summer romance book, good summer read.Score: 5/5

Loved itBest series ever.Score: 5/5

AWSOME READI couldn’t put this book down. Better than Amazon prime show.Score: 5/5

Love love loveI’m not one for reading books but I saw the series and fell in love with it and saw that people were saying “If you read the books you would be team …” so I thought I would give it a try. Finished it in 4 days. I love the lay out of the book, not long chapters and you just want to keep reading. Very well done. Can’t wait for season 2!.Score: 5/5

AmazingI love this story, i have read it, and the other two, multiple times. such a great series ❤️❤️❤️.Score: 5/5

So boring...The story was so predictable and slow. Way too many flashbacks to make this book enjoyable..Score: 1/5

Phenomenal.The plot and setting of summertime (and frankly having the same name as the main character) made this book hit even hard for me. Even though the book is fiction, the way that it is so relatable at the same time amazing. It hurts in all the right places, it makes you laugh in all the right places. The story was beautifully written and I can’t wait to finish the series..Score: 5/5

Felt like you were right there with her.Awesome summer book! It felt like you were right there with her. There were multiple times were I could relate to how she felt or her situation. Definitely one of my favorite books, and can’t wait to read the next!.Score: 5/5

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AwesomeLoved this book so much.Score: 5/5

TV show is betterOne of the very, very rare instances where the TV show or movie is better than the book. The book feels lacking in developing the character’s relationships and the climax of Belly telling Conrad how she feels felt so boring and anticlimactic. This is a story that definitely translates better on screen than it does on a page. Looking forward to the next season of the show..Score: 3/5

Lovely bookWhen you read this book, you feel like you're at the summer house with Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah. I loved the mix of the comedy and drama and it really pulled me in the book. Belly + Conrad forever!!!.Score: 5/5

I Could not put it down!Best story I have read in a loonngg time and I stayed in bed till 3 in the afternoon not being able leave it! It is a must read!.Score: 5/5

One of my favorite book!I've read the trilogy twice...Score: 5/5

The Summer I Turned PrettyI loved this book... It has so much passion, expression and feelings inside. I loved the story and the connections... I felt like I fell in love with the book everytime. I loved Jeremiah and Conrad... I wouldn't know which one I'd be in love with....Score: 5/5

AMAZINGA really good read!.Score: 5/5

The Summer I Turned Pretty :DHonestly, THIS BOOK IS ONE MY BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME!!!! You have to read this book and the other 2 books in the series or trilogy!!!!! XD.Score: 5/5

Buy the book!!!Who ever is thinking if they should buy the book, you should. It's such a complex book about love. All kind of love not just boyfriends and stuff. Its such a heart wrenching book, I cried so many times :( READ THE BOOK!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Dave book!This book is definitely my favorite book ever and I have read a lot of books! It's so sweet and relatable! I loved it! I highly suggest reading it he other books in the series.Score: 5/5

The Summer I Turned PrettyThis book is amazing!!.Score: 5/5

Great read...I heard about this book from someone online, and thought I'd give it a try! I ended up loving the book, and read it super fast as well as the 2nd one, and working on the 3rd now! If you enjoy summery romances, as well as turning events, I definitely think you'd love the book! Only thing is, I feel it can be a little corny every so often, but loved it either way :).Score: 4/5

Wish I could give it a lower star.This book is nothing but boring. My friends have been talking about how good both the show and books are. I completely disagree. I thought with all the hype on TikTok it would be something really well written. I don’t know what I’m reading half the time with this book. It’s so anticlimactic. Nothing good happened until like way over half way through the book and not to mention how annoying Belly is. She acts like everything is to be handed to her because she’s so called “pretty” now and all she dose is complain about the lack of “attention” from the boys. I also noticed lots of “mistakes”. For example she stated Belly doesn’t like mayonnaise but later in the book she’s excited to be eating it and there’s a lot of other think like this(at least in my eyes). I feel like I’m reading a “pick me” summer where there is no love interests. She talks to Conrad like once every few chapters and when she does there is no chemistry at all. He just seems like he’s watching his friends little sister. Same with Jeremiah, no chemistry or anything. All I could seem them is as friends but they barely act like that. People always say the books are better than the movie/show so I hope in this case it’s not..Score: 1/5

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