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The Summer I Turned Pretty Hardcover – 5 May 2009

4.4 out of 5 stars 13,386 ratings

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The Summer I Turned Pretty offers a hard-to-resist combination -- a beach house, summer love, enduring friendship. A deliciously sweet read. -- Deb Caletti, author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart and Wild Roses

Belly's dawning awareness of her sexuality and that of the boys is a strong theme, as is the sense of summer as a separate and reflective time and place. Readers get glimpses of kisses on the beach, her best friend's flirtations during one summer's visit, a first date. --
Kirkus Reviews

If I could live inside this amazing book, I would. I would inhale the ocean air and soak up the sun, and I would hang out all day with kind-wonderful-funny-awkward Belly and her two known-'em-forever buds, Jeremiah and Conrad. I'd watch the three of them stop being kids and start being more...and I'd hope hope hope that when Belly falls in love -- 'cause you know she will -- she'd give her heart to the exact right boy. -- Lauren Myracle, author of the ttyl series and
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This book has what every girl wants in a summer. -- Sarah Dessen, author of
Just Listen and Lock and Key

This well-written coming-of-age story introduces 15-year-old Isabel, aka Belly, for whom summer has always been the most important time of year. Han (Shug) realistically balances Belly's naïveté with her awareness of the changes the years have brought. Han's novel offers plenty of summertime drama. -- Starred review from
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Jenny Han has her master's degree in Creative Writing for children from the New School. She lives in New York City. This is her second novel.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (5 May 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1416968237
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1416968238
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 - 17 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 2.79 x 20.96 cm
  • Customer reviews:
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Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series; Shug; the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Siobhan Vivian; and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children’s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. Visit her at DearJennyHan.com.


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