Book vs TV Show

Book vs TV Show: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Before To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han wrote The Summer I Turned Pretty, which released in 2009. When we found out that Amazon Prime was making one of our favorite series a TV Show, we couldn’t wait to watch it. We first read these books over a decade ago and quickly became invested in this summer story about Belly Conklin, who falls in love with two brothers named Conrad Fisher and Jeremiah Fisher.

Belly measures her life in summers, always counting down the days until June when she can go to Cousins Beach. But everything is different this summer. Belly’s turning 16, guys are noticing her and their families are hiding some major secrets. Overall, we really liked Amazon’s adaption. While we didn’t love every change, we’re impressed that the show still captured the character’s personalities and the book’s heart.

Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Continue reading “Book vs TV Show: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han”
Lists

YA Books with Summer Vibes

It’s the first week of summer! For us, one of the best things to do is read outside while enjoying the warm weather. We love finding YA books that make the season even more enjoyable. Keep reading to see some great books to get you excited for the sun, sand and water and tell us how you are celebrating the new season.

Continue reading “YA Books with Summer Vibes”
Lists

Summer Book Tag

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

5821978

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.

Continue reading “Summer Book Tag”
Lists

The Best YA Beach Reads

Looking for a cute romance to read this summer? Look no further! These YA contemporaries will leave you swooning.   

1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Image result for the summer i turned pretty

Belly Conklin spends all year looking forward to summer. Every year, her family travels to Cousins beach with the Fisher’s. Belly has been crushing on Conrad Fisher forever, but this year she hopes things are going to change. Everything gets complicated because other guys are also involved, including Conrad’s brother Jeremiah and a summer fling named Cam.

Continue reading “The Best YA Beach Reads”