Everyone seems to hate this book. Still I said yes, when one of my best friends offered to borrow it to me. Obviously. And let’s say, I’m not the biggest fan of it but I also never wanted to throw it away. Okay, so here’s the blurb (what a funny word, it sounds like the thing gross guys do, when they burp. See what I mean?)
Belly measures her life in summers. Everything 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 brother figures, 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.
Every word is beautyful, just coming from her mind, and when you take them all togehther (thats’s what you do, when you’re reading, right?) it’s one of the coziest storys you’ll probally ever hold in your hands. I sometimes think, that her to all the boys I’ve loved before trilogy represents fall /winter, the books she wrote with Siobhan Vivian spring and this means (of course) finally summer. I guess, this is because she’s one of this rare authors who know, how to give every story its very own spirit, what makes you feel so comfortable between the pages. But still I’m “not the biggest fan” so, why? Because of Belly. She’s like oh, pleaseeeee Conrad give me attention! and when he does (I don’t like him either, he’s to bad for Belly, even when she’s anoying) she’s like go away, leave me alone etc. AND THIS SUCKS. I mean, hello, there’s this cute, nice, smart guy who really likes you right in front of you’re very eyes and you’re “just friends”? SERIOUSLY? To every poor soul who doesn’t know, who I’m talking about, the who is Jeremiah. And she should–no, cross–that, she has to be together with him, not with I-am-such-a-good-bad-boy-Conrad. Well, I guess you see my point. By the way, I’m reading “No Summer Without You” now, and it’s pretty good so far …
$11.95 /304 pages /Simon and Schusters