Sunday, March 25, 2012
Review: It's Not Summer Without You
By Jenny Han
Genre YA Contemporary Romance
Recommended by Me???
First sentence It was a hot summer day in Cousins.
The loss of Susannah has left a hole in Belly's life and not spending a summer at the beach house and a breakup with Conrad has Belly heartbroken. When Jeremiah calls Belly for help tracking down his missing brother Conrad, she can't refuse, but it might make her look at Jeremiah in a new light.
What it has going for it
Jenny Han absolutely rocks at creating compelling characters that you can't help but feel invested in. The kind that you think about when you're away from the book and long after you're finished reading it. In fact, they're the biggest reason I continued on with this series and intend to finish it. I'm not a fan of the love triangle but the love triangle in these books puts the generic LT on a whole new level. I really don't know who Belly will end up with and there's legitimate reasons for her to end up with both. I'm on pins and needles just thinking about it. I almost want her to not end up with either just because I don't want to see one get hurt. I know, I KNOW there's going to be tears shed in the third one.
The plot in these books, and this one in particular, aren't much to look at. It's meager at best, a small outline to cater to the amazingness that is the characters. However, despite there amazingness, Belly can be so freaking selfish and annoying and might turn some readers off.
Yea or Nay?
Well, if you're a character driven reader I would definitely recommend this series. And this is coming from a plot driven reader.