We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.
This book was the PERFECT ending to one of my all time favorite series. It had me laughing and crying and frantically reading to find out how things were going to end up for Belly. I think what I love most about Jenny Han's Summer series is that the characters are all so real and well developed. After getting to know and love Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah, and the rest during The Summer I Turned Pretty and It's Not Summer Without You I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen to them in We'll Always Have Summer. This novel was full of surprises, but was a beautiful and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
Belly and Jeremiah have been together for two years and even attend the same college. Belly hasn't heard from Conrad and she feels as though things are finally falling into place. The young girl from The Summer I Turned Pretty has grown up a lot and matured quite a bit. It was so great watching Belly grow up and by the time I started reading this book I felt like I knew her personally. Unfortunately, things aren't running perfectly smoothly for Belly and Jeremiah and Belly is forced to make some tough decisions. Is Jeremiah really the one for her? Does Conrad still have a place in her heart? Belly and the readers are forced to ask these questions and more as the book progresses.
Jenny Han has a fantastic writing style and I had a hard time putting this down once I'd started it. I also really liked that some chapters from other points of view were thrown in.
All in all, this was a satisfying and beautifully done ending to one fantastic series. I highly recommend this to anyone who has read the first two books in the series. I will really miss Belly and the Fisher boys, but I can't wait to see what's next for Jenny!
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Publisher (hardcover)
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