Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Source: Kindle Purchase
Date Read: March 28, 2011
This is one of the only series that the second book is actually better than the first. It is one year later and our favorite characters have grown up (or are more grown up then last time at least).
I thought I wouldn’t enjoy the book since most of it wouldn’t take place at the cousin’s beach house, but I loved it. The story still consists of the past and the present being woven together, but Jenny adds another narrator, Jeremiah. It was amazing seeing Jeremiah’s view on events that happened in the last book and the things currently happening. Also we get to see Belly and Conrad finally together, however it was very brief.
Now at this point I felt like I knew who Belly loved more, but I didn’t have a particular stand on who I felt she should be with. In most books, (except Nightshade) I’m always on the team that ends up with the girl, not because I like being right (although I do), but because I can tell who the real true love is. And while for myself I might like someone different, why shouldn’t the main character be with the one she really loves.
I love these summer books, because while most summer books are only about happy tales and good times. These summers are about hope, family, friends, and true love.
Review of the next book We’ll Always Have Summer: Tomorrow!
Writing Style: 5/5
Other Memorable Quotes:
"Happiness is a Slurpee and a hot pink straw."