It's Not Summer Without You (The Summer I Turned Pretty)

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Grades 6 - 8Grades 2 - 4n/a3.958975
Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?

It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.
But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on April 27, 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1416995552
ISBN-13: 9781416995555
3 Book Reviews
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  • megank
    megankThursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:48 am55 stars
    It's Not Summer Without you is the sequel of the Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, and the relationships and storyline gets even better! A few months after that summer, everything changes. Susannah has passed away from cancer, Conrad had broken up with Belly, but most importantly, Conrad suddenly disappears out of nowhere. In order to find Conrad, Jeremiah and Belly goes on a seek to find him, but finds that the summer house might forever be gone. I really love how the author uses many descriptions to show how confused she is because of her relationship with the Fisher boys and how depressed she is for Susannah's death and her last summer. This book is full of many emotions and different ups-and-downs that Belly goes through, if you like a realistic romance novel, read this!
    • maggies20
      maggies20Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1:34 am55 stars
      It's Not Summer Without You, this is the second book for The Summer I Turned Pretty. After that summer, everything changed, Susannah is gone, Conrad disappeared and Belly miss being with them more than anything. To get Conrad back home, Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah both arrives at the Cousins Beach again. It feels like everything gone back to where it was before, but Conrad's hatred and Jeremiah's love makes things more complicated for Belly. I really enjoyed the second book, because i was very curious about what happened after the first one. I think there were a lot of unexpected plot twists, such as Conrad disappearing and his reason for it. Also how things turned out with Jeremiah and Belly. One strength of this book is how it occasionally changes the perspective, for most of the book, the story is told in Belly's point of view. However, occasionally, the author tells parts of the story from Conrad or Jeremiah's perspective. This gives the readers a better idea of how each character feels. Overall, I think this is a really great book, and it really deserves to be read. :)
      • dilpickle4
        dilpickle4Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm
        I've read it