The Summer I Turned Pretty

By: Paige Soucy

Confilct

The conflict is that Belly wants to be girly and have a boyfriend but no one likes her. Later in the book she kisses Jeremiah and starts to date him.

Summary

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything is good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brothers , her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Characters

Setting

Cousins Beach

On the Beach..

Living in a beach house

Author:

Jenny Han (Han like Han Solo, not Han like hand)
was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and she went on to graduate school at the New School in New York City, where she received her MFA in Writing for Children. She lives in Brooklyn

Favorite Quotes

“It's the imperfections that make things beautiful”


“Best friends are important. They're the closest thing to a sister you'll ever have.”


“When you walk on the beach at night, you can say things you can't say in real life.”