The Summer I Turned Pretty Review & Summary

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Book Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Number of Pages:  276

Audiobook Narrated by:  Lola Tung

Listening Length: 6 hours

Goodreads rating: 3.80  (553,636 ratings)

Published in: 2017

The Summer I Turned Pretty Summary

Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a major motion picture!), Jenny Han.

Some summers are just destined to be pretty.

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 wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.


Praise for The Summer I Turned Pretty : 

This book has what every girl wants in a summer.” — Sarah Dessen, author of Just Listen and Lock and Key

The Summer I Turned Pretty offers a hard-to-resist combination — a beach house, summer love, enduring friendship. A deliciously sweet read.” — Deb Caletti, author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart and Wild Roses

“If I could live inside this amazing book, I would. I would inhale the ocean air and soak up the sun, and I would hang out all day with kind-wonderful-funny-awkward Belly and her two known-’em-forever buds, Jeremiah and Conrad. I’d watch the three of them stop being kids and start being more…and I’d hope hope hope that when Belly falls in love — ’cause you know she will — she’d give her heart to the exact right boy.” — Lauren Myracle, author of the ttyl series and Bliss

Quotes from The Summer I Turned Pretty

Moments, when lost, can’t be found again. They’re just gone.”
― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful”
― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

In the dark you can feel really close to a person. You can say whatever you want.”
― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty The Creative Muggle Review 

The Summer I Turned Pretty took me completely by surprise. At first, I expected it to be just another cheesy love story, a typical summer romance that would leave me rolling my eyes. But oh boy, was I wrong! Jenny Han’s mesmerizing novel turned out to be so much more than that.

Han’s writing style is refreshingly simple yet stunningly beautiful. The language she uses flows effortlessly, weaving a web of emotions that tugged at my heartstrings from the very first page. It’s the kind of novel that will quickly transport you to a sunny beach. 

Another reason to love The Summer I Turned Pretty was the heartwarming family moments. It’s not just a tale of romance; it’s a tale of growth, self-discovery, and the complexities of familial bonds. The way Han explores the dynamics between the characters and their interactions with one another is incredibly genuine and relatable. It made me reflect on my own relationships and appreciate the importance of family even more.

Because Jenny Han tells this tale in a casual and conversational tone, you feel like you’re sitting down with a close friend, sharing stories and secrets. The sentences are straightforward, with a hint of nostalgia, and there’s an unmistakable sense of familiarity and intimacy in the way the story is described. 

The Summer I Turned Pretty is a gem in the realm of young adult fiction. Whether you’re a teenager dreaming of your own summer romance or an adult looking to relive those cherished memories, this novel will sweep you off your feet and leave you with a warm, lingering glow. I highly suggest reading Jenny Han’s novel this summer. 

The Creative Muggle Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What to read after  The Summer I Turned Pretty?

If you loved reading The Summer I Turned Pretty and looking for books set in summer or novels with summer romance family and beach vibes here are a few book recommendations. 

For more read 16 Books Like The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

About the Author Jenny Han 

Jenny Han is a highly acclaimed author known for her bestselling books, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, The Summer I Turned Pretty series. Both of her series have been adapted by Netflix and Amazon Prime respectively. Jenny’s books have gained international recognition, being published in over thirty languages. Prior to her writing career, she worked as a librarian and holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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