Review: It's Not Summer Without You

Monday, July 7, 2014
8709406Title: It's Not Summer Without You (Summer #2)
Author: Jenny Han
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.

My Thoughts

I continued on reading this straight from the first book, which made me pull up almost an all-nighter. Out of all the books in this trilogy, I think I actually love this the most.

I don’t know if I was just so emotional or what-not, but I just found myself continuously crying. My pillow was so wet right before I slept. It wasn’t because the story was so dramatic, but it was more of because I could really feel all the emotions of the characters. I could feel their grief, their pain, their sorrow, their heartbreak. Everything. It was hell of a roller coaster ride for me. I found myself smiling, and then later on, crying. It was really unbelievable.

I am glad for Jeremiah’s point of view, although I wasn’t really expecting that at first because the first book was entirely Belly’s POV. It also kept on surprising me because I didn’t know when his POV will come up, but it was nice to be inside his head for a while, and to be able to hear his thoughts. I hope that there’ll be Conrad’s POV on the third book. I’m most curious about him!

Even though Conrad seems like an asshole most of the time, I could really feel it that he has his own reasons for being one, and I couldn’t help but love him more. Because of this, I really still can’t take a pick between Conrad and Jeremiah! Ohmygolly. I hope something really big happens soon, or else I won’t really be able to ship a team!

Above all else, reading the Summer series has made me realize even more the importance of family. They’re the ones who stick with you through thick and thin, no matter what happens, because the’ll be the ones that will always have your back, even if things may not look like that.

I love how this one has family, friends, and first love all at the same time. It was indeed a perfect balance that shows what a teenager’s life really is. Most of all, this is indeed too much feels, and I can’t wait to read the last instalment!

My Rating


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