The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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Belly’s never been the kind of girl that things happen to. Year after year, she’s spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah. The boys never noticed Belly noticing them. And every summer she hoped it would be different. This time, it was. But the summer Belly turned pretty was the summer that changed everything. For better, and for worse.
 

About Jenny Han

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Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series, Shug, and the Burn for Burn trilogy. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children’s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. Visit her at DearJennyHan.com.Siobhan Vivian is the author of the young adult novel The List, as well as Not That Kind of Girl, Same Difference, and A Little Friendly Advice, and the Burn for Burn trilogy. A former editor for Alloy Entertainment, she received her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit her at SiobhanVivian.com.
 
Published December 21, 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 292 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Han's leisurely paced, somewhat somber narrative revisits several beach-house summers in flashback through the eyes of now 15-year-old Isabel, known to all as Belly.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Summer I Turned Pretty

Examiner

It's time for summer reads and what could be more of a summer read than 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' by Jenny Han?

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The Summer I Turned Pretty is the summer of firsts and the summer of lasts.

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Teen Reads

Susannah notes that Belly has “blossomed” since the previous summer, and Belly wonders if it’s just her imagination, or if Jeremiah and Conrad’s brotherly teasing has gained a new flirtatiousness.

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The Overflowing Library

This book encompasses all that is needed in a perfect summer read.

May 10 2011 | Read Full Review of The Summer I Turned Pretty

HSJ

Have you ever wanted one of those summer romances that you read in books?

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Reader Girlz

Jenny Han described Belly having "grey eyes and dull brown hair" which is contrast to the cover, plus Belly eats a lot of crap/sugar so shouldn't she be fatter and not like a waif?

Oct 31 2009 | Read Full Review of The Summer I Turned Pretty

Book People's Teen Review

Anyway, I was at the bookstore looking for a book to read for the airplane (like I needed another book to read) and I finally picked up The Summer I Turned Pretty as a fun lighthearted read.

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