The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Summer Series Book 1
Published May 5, 2009
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 terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.
What I Thought
This was a great read, especially for a hot, summer day. It really captures the mood of what every girl wishes her summer to be like. I really like this book, but I will probably not read all three unless they are at my library. The Summer I Turned Pretty was funny, sad, heart warming, and heart breaking, all wound into one novel. I would suggest it highly, and even though I wasn't as crazy about the Summer Series, I will definitely not stop when I go to pick up another one of Jenny Han's books.