Jun 25, 2011

book review: It's Not Summer Without you by Jenny Han

Synopsis from Goodreads
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.

Book title: It's Not Summer Without you (Summer#2)
Author: Jenny Han
Genre: Realistic Fiction,Chick Lit, Romance
My Rating:

Book Review

I am not a very huge fan of the first book,i only gave it a 3 star rating I like the book and everything but i just LIKED it nothing more nothing less. the second book of the series i would have to say  that it leveled up on the previous one, the second book is so much better than the first one.

Why did I say so?

the second book of the series is about Belly, not having to spend her summer with the Fishers cause Sussanah  just died and the fishers are in grieving for her loss. Another issue in the book is Belly and Conrad's Relationship, they just recently broke up and belly is contemplating with herself  if what she and Con shred is real or not, Jeremiah on the other hand finds himself falling for Belly and he hates his brother treating Belly like dirt. ( GOSH! is love complicated or what? ) ^^

the first couple of pages of the book is about again Reminiscing, but i guess the reminiscing part is different on the first one cause Belly is not Reminiscing about her childhood in the summer house but reminiscing some of her shared moments with Conrad , and  I must say that i enjoyed reading this one cause the book is not only written in Belly's POV but also we get a bit peek of Jeremiah's POV, and i enjoyed reading Jere's Perspective more, cause it just showed that he is a very nice brother,(seriously! he is such a dear!) Charater progression is also present in the book cause Belly is not the same girl we used to know her in the first book.

as for the Love triangle. I am sooooooo confused on which side I'm on, this book made LOVE VERY COMPLICATED. GOSH! 

this is me while reading:

1st half: " Conrad! you jerk! Team Jere FTW!"
2nd half: " aww! conrad! what's with the poker face? *sniffs* team Conrad
near ending: " WTH! (tearing my hair out!) how could you!!! wah! OMG" ( team jere)
Ending: *exhausted* *confuse*  TEAM ????? 

see? haha! oh well i am gathering all my strength to read the next book cause i feel like i am going to be emotional when the book ends. kyaa! better prepare a huge box of tissue. ^^ *ahem* please Belly choose wisely.. LOL

"The Future is unclear, but it's still mine"  

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