Book Talk No2: The Summer Trilogy

What an emotional roller coaster.

Here's my second book talk about another Jenny Han book series! Can you tell that I am obsessed with Jenny Han's books? I immediately jumped into reading this book series right after I read the To All the Boys I've Loved Before duo. That's how amazing her books are. Anyway, back to The Summer series! This series consists of three books: The Summer I Turned Pretty, It's Not Summer Without You, and We'll Always Have Summer. I cannot choose which of the three books is my favorite because to me, the whole trilogy feels like one whole book to me.

Here's what the trilogy was all about: Belly goes to a beach house owned by her mom's best friend every summer for as long as she can remember. In the beach house, she was always left out by her older brother, and Susan's (her mom's best friend) sons: Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. She struggled with being unnoticed by the boys at the beach house, as they continue to exclude her from their summer activities. As the years goes by, she develops deep feelings towards Conrad, the eldest of the group. But one summer, everything changes. The boys realized that Belly, that was once viewed as their little sister, became a very pretty lady that the Fisher boys can't help but notice.

What I liked about the series was how Jenny Han developed the story. The first book was written in Belly's point of view. It introduces you the main character, Belly. Not just her story, but everything about her. The second book and third book are very similar in writing style. They both picked up where the previous book ended. But, Jenny Han added a bonus touch by adding a secondary character's thoughts. So, you have a whole feel on how the whole thing is going down. Also, Jenny Han included flashbacks of certain events that explains why Belly was feeling a certain kind of way in an event that was happening in the present throughout the whole series.

I don't want to give any spoilers so I am ending my book talk right here. As I have mentioned in the beginning, it was an emotional roller coaster. I laughed, I loved, I got hurt, and I cried. Literally cried. I don't think any contemporary novel would make me feel the same feelings like this trilogy did for a very long time. I definitely recommend this trilogy if you're into a very light contemporary romance. Also, I read the trilogy during the summer. It felt perfect! But it left me a bit lonely because I wish my summer was just like Belly's.

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