Sunday, 22 September 2013

Book Review: It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Title: It's Not Summer Without You (Summer #2)
Author: Jenny Han
Pages:  275
Format: Paperback
Published: 2011
Goodreads Rating: 4.24/5
My Rating: 8/10

Synopsis from Goodreads

One girl. Two brothers. Which one will she choose? Isabel's lazy, long hot summers at her family friends' beach house are over. Conrad - sexy and unavailable - is the only boy she's ever loved. He's left for college, taking her heart with him. Jeremiah, his gorgeous brother, is still Isabel's best friend - but maybe friendship isn't enough for him anymore ...Isabel just wants everything to stay the same, because change means moving on. But if she stops looking back, will she find a future she never knew she wanted?


*This will probably contain spoilers for the first book in the series*

I liked this book so much more than I liked the first in the series. I felt like the characters were better written, the story was more engaging and I really enjoyed it.

I also loved the added bonus of having some chapters from Jeremiah's perspective. I actually wish there had been more from his perspective.

I liked how the book was written, telling not only the story of where we are in the current time of the story, but also going back and filling in the gaps of what happened between the two books, and even having some stuff from the childhoods.

There was definitely a different tone to this book, it wasn't as light and bubbly as the first one. There was some deeper emotional stuff they were all dealing with, and I think partly I liked this book more because of that.

Overall I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first one in the series.

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