Genre: Romance, Drama, Tragedy
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.
The sequel to the internationally best-selling author Jenny Han did not disappoint! I absolutely loved this book! :) It was amazing, and a great sequel to The Summer I Turned Pretty. Jenny Han has a great way of telling a story like it's a never-ending story. You feel like you can just fall into her world of writing. In the book, even Conrad had some growing up to do. The relationships between all of them are tested when Conrad runs away to Cousins Beach - and Mr. Fisher wants to sell the summer house.
The writing was amazing, and everything flowed smoothly. It was enchanting and amazing. The love triangle between Belly and Jeremiah and Conrad is so heart-breaking, because they all need each other! Belly decided for herself that she wasn't going to spend another summer chasing after Conrad, because he obviously doesn't love her back the way that she loves him. From the first page, I couldn't put the book down. It was that amazing, just like with The Summer I Turned Pretty. I felt like Conrad could have Belly anytime, so why was he playing with her feelings? But he also loves her so much that if he had to, he would give her up for Jerimiah's happiness.
In this book, it does do the past and present switching, but it won't tell you. Also, we have the view from Jerimiah, which I loved. I love how Jenny Han writes in the past tense and Jerimiah's storyline so that everything is connected like a puzzle piece in the end. :) It was amazing. Belly was more grown-up in this book, and the immaturity that was portrayed in the first book really went away, and I loved that about her. :) The emotions, the feelings, the heart-break was so real. Jenny Han is a truly amazing writer.
Likes: the writing, Belly and her mother's relationship has grown, Belly's mother, Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah
Dislikes: Taylor, Belly's best friend. She just didn't understand Belly.
*Note: This book does have language and mature content such as teen drinking.
**Note: If you want to start the series, start with The Summer I Turned Pretty.