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Can Belly make a final choice between Jeremiah and Conrad? Find out in the conclusion of the New York Times bestselling The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy from the author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a major motion picture!).

Belly has only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And after being with Jeremiah for the last two years, she’s almost positive he is her soul mate. Almost. While Conrad has not gotten over the mistake of letting Belly go, Jeremiah has always known that Belly is the girl for him. So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever, Conrad realizes that it’s now or never—tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good.

Belly will have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face the inevitable: She will have to break one of their hearts.

This paperback edition features bonus content, including Conrad’s letters to Belly and an excerpt of Burn for Burn, the upcoming new book from Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian!

About the Author

Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, now Netflix movies. She is also the author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series, Shug, and Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. She is the coauthor of the Burn for Burn trilogy, with Siobhan Vivian. Her books have been published in more than thirty languages. A former librarian, Jenny earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Chapter One

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When it’s finals week and you’ve been studying for five hours straight, you need three things to get you through the night. The biggest Slurpee you can find, half cherry, half Coke. Pajama pants, the kind that have been washed so many times, they are tissue-paper thin. And finally, dance breaks. Lots of dance breaks. When your eyes start to close and all you want is your bed, dance breaks will get you through.

It was four in the morning, and I was studying for the last final of my freshman year at Finch University. I was camped out in my dorm library with my new best friend, Anika Johnson, and my old best friend, Taylor Jewel. Summer vacation was so close, I could almost taste it. Just five more days. I’d been counting down since April.

“Quiz me,” Taylor commanded, her voice scratchy.

I opened my notebook to a random page. “Define anima versus animus.”

Taylor chewed on her lower lip. “Give me a hint.”

“Umm… think Latin,” I said.

“I didn’t take Latin! Is there going to be Latin on this exam?”

“No, I was just trying to give you a hint. Because in Latin boys’ names end in -us and girls’ names end in -a, and anima is feminine archetype and animus is masculine archetype. Get it?”

She let out a big sigh. “No. I’m probably going to fail.”

Looking up from her notebook, Anika said, “Maybe if you stopped texting and started studying, you wouldn’t.”

Taylor glared at her. “I’m helping my big sister plan our end-of-year breakfast, so I have to be on call tonight.”

“On call?” Anika looked amused. “Like a doctor?”

“Yes, just like a doctor,” Taylor snapped.

“So, will it be pancakes or waffles?”

“French toast, thank you very much.”

The three of us were all taking the same freshman psych class, and Taylor’s and my exam was tomorrow, Anika’s was the day after. Anika was my closest friend at school besides Taylor. Seeing as how Taylor was competitive by nature, it was a friendship that she was more than a little jealous of, not that she’d ever in a million years admit it.

My friendship with Anika was different from my friendship with Taylor. Anika was laid-back and easy to be with. She wasn’t quick to judge. More than all that, though, she gave me the space to be different. She hadn’t known me my whole life, so she had no expectations or preconceptions. There was freedom in that. And she wasn’t like any of my friends back home. She was from New York, and her father was a jazz musician and her mother was a writer.

A couple of hours later, the sun was rising and casting the room in a bluish light, and Taylor’s head was down, while Anika was staring off into space like a zombie.

I rolled up two paper balls in my lap and threw them at my two friends. “Dance break,” I sang out as I pressed play on my computer. I did a little shimmy in my chair.

Anika glared at me. “Why are you so chipper?”

“Because,” I said, clapping my hands together, “in just a few hours, it will all be over.” My exam wasn’t until one in the afternoon, so my plan was to go back to my room and sleep for a couple of hours, then wake up with time to spare and study some more.

I overslept, but I still managed to get another hour of studying in. I didn’t have time to go to the dining hall for breakfast, so I just drank a Cherry Coke from the vending machine.

The test was as hard as we had expected, but I was pretty sure I would get at least a B. Taylor was pretty sure she hadn’t failed, which was good. Both of us were too tired to celebrate after, so we just high-fived and went our separate ways.

I headed back to my dorm room, ready to pass out until at least dinnertime, and when I opened the door, there was Jeremiah, asleep in my bed. He looked like a little boy when he slept, even with the stubble. He was stretched out on top of my comforter, his feet hanging over the edge of the bed, my stuffed polar bear hugged to his chest.

I took off my shoes and crawled into my twin, extra-long bed next to him. He stirred, opened his eyes, and said, “Hi.”

“Hi,” I said.

“How’d it go?”

“Pretty good.”

“Good.” He let go of Junior Mint and hugged me to him. “I brought you the other half of my sub from lunch.”

“You’re sweet,” I said, burrowing my head in his shoulder.

He kissed my hair. “I can’t have my girl skipping meals left and right.”

“It was just breakfast,” I said. As an afterthought, I added, “And lunch.”

“Do you want my sub now? It’s in my book bag.”

Now that I thought about it, I was hungry, but I was also sleepy. “Maybe a little later,” I said, closing my eyes.

Then he fell back to sleep, and I fell asleep too. When I woke up, it was dark out, Junior Mint was on the floor, and Jeremiah’s arms were around me. He was still asleep.

We had started dating right before I began senior year of high school. “Dating” didn’t feel like the right word for it. We were just together. It all happened so easily and so quickly that it felt like it had always been that way. One minute we were friends, then we were kissing, and then the next thing I knew, I was applying to the same college as him. I told myself and everyone else (including him, including my mother especially) that it was a good school, that it was only a few hours from home and it made sense to apply there, that I was keeping my options open. All of those things were true. But truest of all was that I just wanted to be near him. I wanted him for all seasons, not just summer.

Now here we were, lying next to each other in my dorm-room bed. He was a sophomore, and I was finishing up my freshman year. It was crazy how far we had come. We’d known each other our whole lives, and in some ways, it felt like a big surprise—in other ways it felt inevitable.

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Maddie
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Frustratingly unfulfilling and unsatisfying
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!! On some levels, this series was very well written and very touching. There were moments when I got very choked up and moments when I could really relate to the characters, their experiences, and what they were going through emotionally.... See more
SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!!

On some levels, this series was very well written and very touching. There were moments when I got very choked up and moments when I could really relate to the characters, their experiences, and what they were going through emotionally.

Belly, (the main character) is in love with two brothers (Conrad and Jeremiah) who she grows up vacationing with every summer as a kid. Belly’s character is so beyond annoying in so many ways, you just want to scream. She spends 3 books going back and forth between the two brothers which, by the way, seemed really unhealthy and super dysfunctional to me! The brothers also stomp on her heart so many times it’s excruciating to read and pretty unbelievable that they would do that to a girl so close to them and who they say is almost like a “sister” to them.

There’s way too much to explain here, but basically, Belly spends her life pining away for Conrad who is pretty much a remote, closed off jerk to her throughout the entire series but is supposedly “in love with her.” You never really get any of those delicious private moments between the two of them to really illustrate that he’s so irrevocably in love with her, or any of those “tingly” moments that make all of the angst worth it. It’s all of the angsty build up, and in my opinion, none of the juicy reward. Everything is described after the fact in flashbacks described by the characters, and not always described well! Even at the end of the series, when she finally ends up with him, after 3 entire books of reading and waiting and playing the will they or won’t they game, you never get a big moment. They get together through a series of letters at the end (3 lousy letters I think it was!!!) and then you read about them running away from their wedding to jump in the pool at the summer house the grew up going to.

This series is so unfulfilling and unsatisfying as a reader, it’s actually maddening!! I feel like I’ve been duped! I hate when I can tell that the author just had no idea how to wrap things up and just abruptly ends a three book series like this! You don’t ever get to see the main characters finally professing their love or come together after page after page of anguish. It’s like a slap in the face!

I’m trying to save you a lot of frustration with this review, I wish I had saved my time and money!!
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christinaschronicles
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
ughhh
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2019
First read 5 stars. Second read 3. I remember really liking this series when I read it the first time. I read all 3 books in one day. After finishing this series, I''m like wtf was I thinking? Belly is annoying AF. In my opinion, she doesn''t deserve Conrad or... See more
First read 5 stars.
Second read 3.
I remember really liking this series when I read it the first time. I read all 3 books in one day. After finishing this series, I''m like wtf was I thinking?
Belly is annoying AF. In my opinion, she doesn''t deserve Conrad or Jeremiah and I also don''t think either of them deserve her either. The whole third book I wanted to punch all 3 of them. THEY''RE ALL IDIOTS. At this point in the book, Jeremiah and Conrad are around 21 and I feel like they should be more mature and not make such idiotic decisions, BUT WHAT DO I KNOW.
I had to force myself through this 3rd book because I had to see if it would change my mind about the series in the end. It didn''t.
Partly, could be because I have outgrown books like these, but I think that the series was just a little sloppy.
Whatevs.
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F. Martens
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Ugh
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2021
I truly don''t understand how this series has such high reviews. This book especially was infuriating. It''s rare that I dislike a book so much I feel the need to comment on it, but this one... ouch. I wanted to like this series so badly, because I adore the To All... See more
I truly don''t understand how this series has such high reviews. This book especially was infuriating. It''s rare that I dislike a book so much I feel the need to comment on it, but this one... ouch.

I wanted to like this series so badly, because I adore the To All The Boys series, but I just couldn’t. Belly was just as immature and insufferable in book 3 as she was in book 1 (I’ll never forget her getting annoyed at Jeremiah for ordering a ribeye because it was more expensive than her New York strip... those cuts of meat run about a dollar different per pound!). It felt like Jenny Han rewrote Jeremiah dramatically in this book to try and force readers to root for Conrad instead (and Belly telling everyone he “cheated” when they were broken up when he was with another girl was also irritating). As for Conrad, the way characters hero worshipped him for his moodiness was exhausting. And him trying to say he pushed Belly away because he promised his mom he’d take care of Jeremiah? Gross! He treated her like crap long before his mom died. The attempt at cute flashbacks between them felt like the author trying to rewrite history because she realized she had two books of nothing but Connie boy being unpleasant, and it was just too little too late. Also, a teen wedding plot? Ew. Just all in all did not dig this series, no matter how hard I tried and how much I kept waiting for it to get better. It peaked in book 1 when Steven was utilized more, Susannah was still alive, and Cam was around... and even at its best it still wasn’t great.
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Miss Print
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
the perfect conclusion to a favorite series
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2019
Belly has loved two boys in her life: Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. Conrad was her first love and the first boy to break her heart. Jeremiah was the one who was there to pick up the pieces. In the two years since, Jeremiah has been the perfect boyfriend. He''s fun,... See more
Belly has loved two boys in her life: Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. Conrad was her first love and the first boy to break her heart. Jeremiah was the one who was there to pick up the pieces.

In the two years since, Jeremiah has been the perfect boyfriend. He''s fun, he''s dependable, and he has always loved Belly. But is that enough to build an entire future on?

Conrad knows he made a mistake when he pushed Belly away. He knew it even as he pushed harder. When Belly and Jeremiah announce their engagement, Conrad realizes that time is running out if he wants to try to win Belly back.

The Fisher boys have been part of Belly''s life forever. She never imagined that in choosing one of them she might have to break the other''s heart in We''ll Always Have Summer (2011) by Jenny Han.

We''ll Always Have Summer is the final book in Han''s Summer trilogy which begins with The Summer I Turned Pretty and continues in It''s Not Summer Without You.

This book is narrated by Belly with a few chapters from Conrad. My only complaint is I wish we had more from him because it was so fascinating to finally see things from his point of view.

After Jeremiah won me over in book two, I wasn''t sure what to expect for the end of the trilogy. That I couldn''t decide how I wanted this love triangle to shake out speaks volumes to Jenny Han''s strengths as an author and how well-developed all of these characters become by the end of the series.

I always know I''m enjoying a series when it becomes impossible to choose a favorite book. I loved meeting these characters in book one, and I loved the way book two flipped everything I thought I knew upside down. But it might be this final book that has become my favorite as I think about the way things finally come together for Belly.

We''ll Always Have Summer is the perfect conclusion to what''s become a surprise favorite series. Come for the swoony romance and suspenseful love triangle, stay for the sweet ode to summer and growing up. A highly recommended series.

Possible Pairings: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian, Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum, Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo, Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland, The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder, The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart, Save the Date by Morgan Matson, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon,Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
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Jenna Campanelli
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Disappointed :(
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
I had high hopes for this book after reading the first two, but it just didn’t seem to fit with the other two. Jeremiah is a completely different person than the other books, selfish, unaware, etc. In the first book he was always described as being someone who looked out... See more
I had high hopes for this book after reading the first two, but it just didn’t seem to fit with the other two. Jeremiah is a completely different person than the other books, selfish, unaware, etc. In the first book he was always described as being someone who looked out for everyone and was so kind and now he has completely changed? I felt so frustrated about him and Belly and how angry she was about her family not being on board with the marriage. She is truly also selfish and has a LOT of maturing to do. I wish we had more time at the end with her and Conrad, and that they could have realized marriage was not the best option waaaayyyy before they actually did. Nonetheless, I have love for these books and the characters, I just wish the trilogy could have ended with a book that focused more on the love story that has been in works for so long, Belly and Conrad.
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Sophie Riggsby
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
... is the third book in the Summer I Turned Pretty series, and it finds Belly aging two years ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2016
*Review posted on Mundie Moms on 8/18/2016* This is the third book in the Summer I Turned Pretty series, and it finds Belly aging two years to the summer after her freshman year in college. While I spent the first book wondering if Belly would end up with either... See more
*Review posted on Mundie Moms on 8/18/2016*

This is the third book in the Summer I Turned Pretty series, and it finds Belly aging two years to the summer after her freshman year in college. While I spent the first book wondering if Belly would end up with either Jeremiah or Conrad, and book two wondering if Conrad could be a bigger butthead, this book left me wondering if either Fisher boy was right for Belly.

Right away you get the idea that lighthearted, happy-go-lucky Jeremiah may not be the ideal match for our yes, still very, very, very naive (to the nth power) Belly. There are obvious hints that he''s a party boy, maybe too involved in his frat and not so involved in his academic pursuits. But, Belly brushes all that off until THE ONE THING THAT HAPPENS (I know I promised I was going to try to keep it as spoiler free as possible, but it''s so hard because this is the third book in the series). While, Belly tried to reconcile this ONE THING, her best friend, Taylor (yes, the very one who was on the outs in the previous book) became her voice of reason and best supporter. I grew to adore Taylor''s dedication to party planning, friendship and choosing all the right accessories. It almost made me forget that ONE THING.

But sadly, the ONE THING led Belly and Jeremiah down a plot that left me, frankly, eye-rolly. It became a very predictable and plodding cliche. I found myself desperate for the slightest mention of Conrad, who appeared at moments when I thought I may just give up on this series. But, I plowed on, and I''m glad I did. In this last installment, it is very obvious that Conrad matured the most out of all the characters. He finally seemed to have direction, and the angst (understandable with the way his father treated his mother, their inevitable divorce and the return of her cancer) he felt in books one and two had dissipated. What was left was a guy who cared for his brother, and even above that, he cared for Belly. He reminded me of my very favorite, literary hero -- Mr. Darcy. He was proud, stubborn, but in the end, he acquiesced and did the right thing. His character arc bumped the book from 2.5-3 stars back up to a solid 4.

How was the ending? It was logical and everything that I wanted it to be, at least in that moment. Belly is still far too innocent to be entirely believable. Conrad is very heroic. Jeremiah is flawed, but a goofball. Long term, would either relationship work out for Belly? I''m in the camp that it wouldn''t because eventually, Belly would come to a firm understanding of who she is, and that would change the dynamic between her and either boy. Jenny Han does pick a side, and like I mentioned above, it was a good, logical, horribly romantic pick.

Summer is still in full swing according to the temps in my neck of the woods. So, a story about a girl and two boys she sees only over summers accompanies this August heatwave nicely. Pick up the series and come back here to let me know your thoughts.
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4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Perfect Series Ending!
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2011
Minor Spoilers.... OMG...This series is incredible! Let me start off by saying you need to read the books in order to really understand each character of the book. Each book as been about the same people essentially through the course of about ten years with... See more
Minor Spoilers....

OMG...This series is incredible! Let me start off by saying you need to read the books in order to really understand each character of the book. Each book as been about the same people essentially through the course of about ten years with flash backs going even farther back. You can read this book by itself but I don''t think you can really understand the emotions each character has as well without reading the other books.

Although I love this book there were a couple of things I didn''t like. First, I felt Jeremiah''s character was a little different than in the other books. I know that he is getting older but at times he came off as a jerk. Too me that just wasn''t his personality. Conrad was always the one with a little attitude. Secondly, I really thought Belly''s reaction to the cheating was very short lived. I might be vastly different from a lot of other woman but it would definitely take me more than a couple days and an out of the blue proposal to get me to forget. After Jeremiah proposes, it''s almost as if she hardly thinks about his cheating again. That would haunt me if it happened to me. Lastly, I really didn''t find the way her mother behaved very believable. I understand that she didn''t approve and thought they were too young but realistically did she think not being a part of the wedding would change anything? This is probably me being picky though on the mom. I just really thought she was overreacting. As soon as she saw they were serious and still going forward with the wedding she should have given in a little instead of Conrad having to go and talk her into going to the shower.

On to the things I loved! This ending was exactly as it should be. Exactly the way I wanted it to end from book one. I don''t think that anything more could have been added to make me sigh in contentment at the ending more than I did. I really enjoyed the glimpses into Conrad''s side of the story. I would have loved to have read even more but I am content with the little there was. lol...I found myself grinning through parts of this book because I was so excited to be reading the ending. We finally get to see where Belly''s life ends up and who with.

If you are looking for a series that is not too heavy (although the first book DID make me cry) this is the series for you. As far as content goes, they are relatively clean. There are a few cuss words but not anything compared to a lot of YA books now. A guess would be maybe five in this book. It does mention sex but does not have any sex scenes. I would say age wise 16yrs and up but I tend to be a little more conservative.
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Christina
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Loved Every Part
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2011
I didn''t dislike anything in this book. That never really happens for me, even with my favorite books, so take that as a clue and HOLY S*** go read this book! (Yes, I''m still reeling from how awesome it was.) Belly, the Protagonist - Admittedly, when I... See more
I didn''t dislike anything in this book. That never really happens for me, even with my favorite books, so take that as a clue and HOLY S*** go read this book!

(Yes, I''m still reeling from how awesome it was.)

Belly, the Protagonist - Admittedly, when I first started the trilogy with The Summer I Turned Pretty, I thought Belly was rather childish... but that served a purpose. With the sequel, It''s Not Summer Without You, she grew, and man, she was grown up here. I could finally relate to her in full -- well, except for the decisions she was having to make. All in all, I''ve loved seeing the way she''s been developed as a character.

The Other Characters - Where would the Summer series be without the admirable cast of characters? I used to dislike Conrad because I was (duh) siding with Belly and thought that he was such a jerk, but even Conrad gets a thumbs up from me. All the characters were just as wonderfully complex as before.

The Romance - This book just proves that, despite the trends in recent YA novels, one does not need to meet a paranormal creature to have such great chemistry and memorable romance :).

The Writing - One thing I have always loved about the Summer series was the writing. It''s so simple, so fluid that you slip into Belly''s world effortlessly. And if you''re like me, you''ll realize you haven''t put the book down for one second--it''s just that good.

The Beginning - Man, Jenny Han knew how to start with this one off. I''d say she didn''t even need that first page--an excerpt from later--because those first chapters? Packed with tension. They were short and to the point, and I just couldn''t wait to find out what was going to happen next.

The Pacing - As I hinted at earlier, not once did I feel bored; the pacing was done really well, keeping me hooked without having annoying cliff-hangers at the end of every chapter.

Synthesizing Time - One of the best parts of this series was Jenny Han''s synthesis of time--past, present, and future. I loved the symbolism, loved all the memories and the things they revealed about the characters. Her memories never break up the story.

The Setting - Cousins Beach is just as fitting for this novel as it had been for the others. It''s amazing how much this one place could not only represent the time but also the characters, the tone, and the progression of the novel. Like the waves there are ready to pull you in ;) and never let you go. [-insertion of the cheesy metaphor-]

The Idea - Because really? I don''t know about you guys, but I don''t generally enjoy love triangles. They always seem to bother me, but that''s not the case here. I didn''t have family friends like that as I grew up, but boy, Belly makes me wish I did. Perfect escapism. Fun, flirty, and complete. Beach book!
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Lakelover
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
I am speechless..So amazing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 19, 2020
I honestly enjoyed this book so much I had to leave a review.This is such a rollercoaster of emotions and I have just finished reading all three books in the series.I 100 percent recommend these books.At first I was like it’s so Conrad but then I want sure and the ending...See more
I honestly enjoyed this book so much I had to leave a review.This is such a rollercoaster of emotions and I have just finished reading all three books in the series.I 100 percent recommend these books.At first I was like it’s so Conrad but then I want sure and the ending was so nice and it felt like I was reading an amazing fairytale.I loved how in each book it showed different perspectives of other main characters in the story but always showed Isabels point of view.Thank you Jenny Han for creating such a masterpiece. I had just finished reading to all the boys I’ve loved before when I saw this book.I thought nothing could beat tatbilb but honestly I was shocked when I read these.Honestly such an amazing set of books and I seriously recommend these. Well done Jenny Han .I am speechless. -Reader ✨
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Spenner
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The right ending; the wrong way to get there
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2012
It was always going to be hard for Jenny Han to write a really brilliant ending to this trilogy. In THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY she created the most wonderful love triangle - two brothers who were so different, and Belly, the touching, slightly awkward heroine who was brave...See more
It was always going to be hard for Jenny Han to write a really brilliant ending to this trilogy. In THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY she created the most wonderful love triangle - two brothers who were so different, and Belly, the touching, slightly awkward heroine who was brave when she needed to be. Resolving it has made for some unfortunate character development that, as other reviews mention, doesn''t seem fair to the characters I loved in the first book. There is literally no reason for Belly to choose one of the brothers over the other; she would have to be insane to pick one of them and mad to turn the other down. For me, having the choice made so simple was a problem because it made the story drag while you waited for the situation to be resolved. I do think though that if they had stayed as they are in the first book, it would have been impossible for Belly to pick one without making herself very unpopular with readers. In this book, Belly is very passive, to the point of being dim, and seems to have lost all self-knowledge as she''s got older. Jeremiah is irritating and so (in a different way) is Conrad, as Han reworks what happened in IT''S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU to make sense in the light of what''s happening in this book. While I like her writing immensely, I think her heart wasn''t in this book. I felt she was bored with the characters and struggled to make a thin story reach the extent she was aiming for. The world of Cousins is so vivid and atmospheric, but revisiting it this time we hear very little about it, or about summer, and a lot about stationery. The last scene resolves everything, but it''s an impression more than a scene - a moment in time that is truly lovely, but not enough. If you''ve read the other two books, do read this; if you haven''t, don''t start here as this is not her strongest work. There were parts of this book that I adored, and others that I didn''t, but I think Han''s talent is unquestionable and I still want to read whatever she writes next.
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Sheeks Cakes
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Fab!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2019
I really loved this book and the fact that Belly ended her chapter with a new beginning. It was always team Jere for me ;). However, I was disillusioned to find out Belly and Jeremiah had never become anything more then just friends although there were ups and downs their...See more
I really loved this book and the fact that Belly ended her chapter with a new beginning. It was always team Jere for me ;). However, I was disillusioned to find out Belly and Jeremiah had never become anything more then just friends although there were ups and downs their relationship. As much as I love Jenny''s writing, the ending of this triology seemed a bit rushed and we didn''t get much insight of what happened towards the end of the book. I have to say I was a bit confused and would have liked more context. Despite that - I love the theme of friendship and love an how it is displayed throughout the characters. Jenny is an amazing author and I cannot wait to read another of her amazing books!
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Shannon
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Incredible, highly highly recommend
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 27, 2020
Honestly one of the best book series I have read I purchased these books last year and I loved the story, I finished all three books in four days, that’s how much loved it! And I could not recommend it enough!! The ending was perfect! I have just finished re-reading them...See more
Honestly one of the best book series I have read I purchased these books last year and I loved the story, I finished all three books in four days, that’s how much loved it! And I could not recommend it enough!! The ending was perfect! I have just finished re-reading them and I fell in love with them all over again. Give it a read, if you loved To All The Boys, you will not be disappointed!
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Sophie
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I fully recommend this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 15, 2020
I loved this book and was sad to see the series end . I loved hearing Conrad’s perspective in this book and it broke my heart and I am sure some people might be spectacle on the ending, I without a shadow of a doubt loved this book.
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Can Belly make a final choice between Jeremiah and Conrad? Find out in the conclusion of the New York Times bestselling The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy from the author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a major motion picture!).

Belly has only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And after being with Jeremiah for the last two years, she’s almost positive he is her soul mate. Almost. While Conrad has not gotten over the mistake of letting Belly go, Jeremiah has always known that Belly is the girl for him. So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever, Conrad realizes that it’s now or never—tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good.

Belly will have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face the inevitable: She will have to break one of their hearts.

This paperback edition features bonus content, including Conrad’s letters to Belly and an excerpt of Burn for Burn, the upcoming new book from Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian!

About the Author

Jenny Han is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, now Netflix movies. She is also the author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series, Shug, and Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. She is the coauthor of the Burn for Burn trilogy, with Siobhan Vivian. Her books have been published in more than thirty languages. A former librarian, Jenny earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Chapter One

chapter one
When it’s finals week and you’ve been studying for five hours straight, you need three things to get you through the night. The biggest Slurpee you can find, half cherry, half Coke. Pajama pants, the kind that have been washed so many times, they are tissue-paper thin. And finally, dance breaks. Lots of dance breaks. When your eyes start to close and all you want is your bed, dance breaks will get you through.

It was four in the morning, and I was studying for the last final of my freshman year at Finch University. I was camped out in my dorm library with my new best friend, Anika Johnson, and my old best friend, Taylor Jewel. Summer vacation was so close, I could almost taste it. Just five more days. I’d been counting down since April.

“Quiz me,” Taylor commanded, her voice scratchy.

I opened my notebook to a random page. “Define anima versus animus.”

Taylor chewed on her lower lip. “Give me a hint.”

“Umm… think Latin,” I said.

“I didn’t take Latin! Is there going to be Latin on this exam?”

“No, I was just trying to give you a hint. Because in Latin boys’ names end in -us and girls’ names end in -a, and anima is feminine archetype and animus is masculine archetype. Get it?”

She let out a big sigh. “No. I’m probably going to fail.”

Looking up from her notebook, Anika said, “Maybe if you stopped texting and started studying, you wouldn’t.”

Taylor glared at her. “I’m helping my big sister plan our end-of-year breakfast, so I have to be on call tonight.”

“On call?” Anika looked amused. “Like a doctor?”

“Yes, just like a doctor,” Taylor snapped.

“So, will it be pancakes or waffles?”

“French toast, thank you very much.”

The three of us were all taking the same freshman psych class, and Taylor’s and my exam was tomorrow, Anika’s was the day after. Anika was my closest friend at school besides Taylor. Seeing as how Taylor was competitive by nature, it was a friendship that she was more than a little jealous of, not that she’d ever in a million years admit it.

My friendship with Anika was different from my friendship with Taylor. Anika was laid-back and easy to be with. She wasn’t quick to judge. More than all that, though, she gave me the space to be different. She hadn’t known me my whole life, so she had no expectations or preconceptions. There was freedom in that. And she wasn’t like any of my friends back home. She was from New York, and her father was a jazz musician and her mother was a writer.

A couple of hours later, the sun was rising and casting the room in a bluish light, and Taylor’s head was down, while Anika was staring off into space like a zombie.

I rolled up two paper balls in my lap and threw them at my two friends. “Dance break,” I sang out as I pressed play on my computer. I did a little shimmy in my chair.

Anika glared at me. “Why are you so chipper?”

“Because,” I said, clapping my hands together, “in just a few hours, it will all be over.” My exam wasn’t until one in the afternoon, so my plan was to go back to my room and sleep for a couple of hours, then wake up with time to spare and study some more.

I overslept, but I still managed to get another hour of studying in. I didn’t have time to go to the dining hall for breakfast, so I just drank a Cherry Coke from the vending machine.

The test was as hard as we had expected, but I was pretty sure I would get at least a B. Taylor was pretty sure she hadn’t failed, which was good. Both of us were too tired to celebrate after, so we just high-fived and went our separate ways.

I headed back to my dorm room, ready to pass out until at least dinnertime, and when I opened the door, there was Jeremiah, asleep in my bed. He looked like a little boy when he slept, even with the stubble. He was stretched out on top of my comforter, his feet hanging over the edge of the bed, my stuffed polar bear hugged to his chest.

I took off my shoes and crawled into my twin, extra-long bed next to him. He stirred, opened his eyes, and said, “Hi.”

“Hi,” I said.

“How’d it go?”

“Pretty good.”

“Good.” He let go of Junior Mint and hugged me to him. “I brought you the other half of my sub from lunch.”

“You’re sweet,” I said, burrowing my head in his shoulder.

He kissed my hair. “I can’t have my girl skipping meals left and right.”

“It was just breakfast,” I said. As an afterthought, I added, “And lunch.”

“Do you want my sub now? It’s in my book bag.”

Now that I thought about it, I was hungry, but I was also sleepy. “Maybe a little later,” I said, closing my eyes.

Then he fell back to sleep, and I fell asleep too. When I woke up, it was dark out, Junior Mint was on the floor, and Jeremiah’s arms were around me. He was still asleep.

We had started dating right before I began senior year of high school. “Dating” didn’t feel like the right word for it. We were just together. It all happened so easily and so quickly that it felt like it had always been that way. One minute we were friends, then we were kissing, and then the next thing I knew, I was applying to the same college as him. I told myself and everyone else (including him, including my mother especially) that it was a good school, that it was only a few hours from home and it made sense to apply there, that I was keeping my options open. All of those things were true. But truest of all was that I just wanted to be near him. I wanted him for all seasons, not just summer.

Now here we were, lying next to each other in my dorm-room bed. He was a sophomore, and I was finishing up my freshman year. It was crazy how far we had come. We’d known each other our whole lives, and in some ways, it felt like a big surprise—in other ways it felt inevitable.

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