Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.
Review: This was a very cute contemporary series. Jere and Con were both fantastic characters with their flaws. You just couldn't help but love them anyway. Belly was a sweet character too. I related to her quite a bit which doesn't happen too often. It was refreshing because I felt like I could connect with her better than most characters. I think Suz and Laurel were my favorite characters of the whole series. They're the moms so of course they're looking after their own kids, but they look after each others kids too. It was nice seeing best friends work like that and make sure everyone knows what's best. I think the Summer series was great, but it was predictable. The only time I was genuinely shocked by something that happened was during the last book, We'll Always Have Summer. You find out something in the first few chapters that actually made my jaw drop. I liked how the events taking place were measured by summers. Even though my favorite season is winter, I thought that was a cute little detail that set this series apart from some others I've read. Even with the predictability of the stories, I would definitely recommend picking up this series if you want a quick, fun read. I read each of these books in a day. I just couldn't put them down. And I'm very happy I read these books over the summer. I could picture things better than I probably would have if I read them in the winter or something. My favorite book was probably It's Not Summer Without You. I love the whole story development in that book especially.
The Summer I Turned Pretty: 4 howls
It's Not Summer Without You: 4.5 howls
We'll Always Have Summer: 4 howls