Friday, April 1, 2011

Review: We'll Always Have Summer

Book: We'll Always Have Summer (Summer #3)
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Release Date: April 26, 2011
Pages: 288
Source: Netgalley
Date Read: March 28, 2011

Summary 1:

Belly has only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And after being with Jeremiah for the last two years, she's almost positive he is her soul mate. Almost. Conrad has not gotten over the mistake he made when he let Belly go even as Jeremiah has always known that Belly is the girl for him. So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever, Conrad realizes that it's now or never--tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good.

Belly will have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face a truth she has possibly always known: she will have to break one of their hearts.

Summary 2:
It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

Yani's Analysis:
I was so excited to start this book as soon as I finished It’s Not Summer Without You, not just because I wanted to see what would happen with Belly, but also the rest of the summer gang. The book is set two years later and this whole time Jeremiah and Belly have been together, as a real couple. It opens up with them in their normal everyday lives at college and you can just see how well they work together. In fact you almost think Conrad, Who? And then as the summary says, secrets are revealed with all of culminating in a proposal!!

Belly is older, but still has this “youngness” I don’t know how else to describe about her. She believes that because she truly loves Jeremiah that it will work out. Like so many young girls that get married she has only thought about the good. Her mother won’t accept the wedding and Belly leaves her home and moves into Cousin’s beach house till the wedding. Only problem, that is where Conrad’s currently living.

I have to say I was surprised by this book. I loved the ending, and that wasn’t really the surprising part, but I really thought the way it was set up would be filled with drama and fights and broken hearts. Instead everything was handled realistically and maturely. Also Belly best friend Taylor was just amazing in this book, standing up and supporting Belly threw it all. They really grew up in this book and it was an incredible journey to read about.

While there were some things that bothered me, the ending was perfect for me. I left the book feeling really happy and hopeful. I wish that I could read more about Belly, Jeremiah, and Conrad’s futures. Maybe Jenny will return to their lives in the future.


Plot: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Uniqueness: 4/5
Characters: 5/5

Similar Titles:
Endless Summer: The Boys Next Door; Endless Summer (Simon Romantic Comedies)Summer BoysLast Summer (Summer Boys)Summer Boys 2: Next SummerAfter Summer (Summer Boys)
Endless Summer is two books in one and if you liked The Summer I Turned Pretty, I think you will definitely enjoy this lighter (romantic comedy) type novel. I love summer love novels and Hailey Abbott know how to write those well too.

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Lisa said...

Great review. Really looking forward to reading this one!

Lisa said...

Great review. Really looking forward to reading this one!

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