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.
If you haven’t seen my review the summer I turned pretty read it now review
It’s Not Summer Without You is the second book in the summer I turned Pretty trilogy but despite that this review won’t contain spoilers from the previous book. The series is about Belly a young teenager who has just blossomed into herself and two boys she always spends summer with, are just starting to notice. Summer has always been something Belly has looked forward to all year round but this summer too much has changed.
I liked this book as the characters were more grown up and I could relate to their decisions and behaviours a lot more than their previous years described in the first book. The book built upon the events that unfold in the first and I felt It was a natural progression and the books blended together, rather than being jumpy as books in a series can sometimes be during the transition from book to book
The writing was just as intriguing as the first book and I wouldn’t have expected anything else from Queen of Contemporary, Jenny Han