Summer always has us searching for books set during this season. Who doesn’t love a cute beach read? We searched through our Goodreads and found all of our YA books that have summer in the title. Tell us if you’ve read any of these! Do you have a favorite book about summer?
1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The summer before Belly’s junior year in high school was different. While she spent it at Cousin’s Beach with her family and the Fisher’s, the two guys she knows better than anyone start treating her differently. While she’s been in love with Conrad forever, he isn’t the only one who has noticed that Belly grew up in the past year. The Summer I Turned Pretty is the first book we think about when it’s summer. It’s the perfect YA beach romance to cuddle up with.
In this post we feature books we love that were unfortunately turned into crappy movies. The writers and producers of these movies fell short in understanding these amazing stories! YA authors, be careful who you sell your film rights to! Our problem with a majority of these picks is that we expect movies to at least follow major plot points. This seems to be too much to ask.
1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
We’ve read every Cassandra Clare book, so to say we were disappointed when we saw this movie is an understatement. The casting was not on point (though, we did enjoy a few choices, like Simon and Izzy). The writers tried too hard to make the movie appealing to teen audiences, failing to explain important plot points in favor of playing up cheesy relationships. Our biggest issue was with the ending, which was absurd and entirely too dramatic (and we’re YA enthusiasts who love the flare for dramatics…but yikes!). We’ll give you a hint: white feathers falling from the sky.