Thursday, June 2, 2011
Review: We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
Released: April 26, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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My Rating: 5 / 5
**warning: this is the final book of a trilogy so spoilers may occur**
Carrying on from book two, Belly and Jeremiah are together. Life is good, with them now at the same college...or is it? When Belly finds that Jeremiah has been holding something back from her, she questions the future. What does Jeremiah do to keep the love of his life, why he proposes of course!
Han does a superb job of keeping true to the characters and letting them grow, so that through the twists and turns, their actions do not appear out of place. With marriage on the table, Belly has a lot of growing up to do. Being in college still meant little support from either side of the family, they are seen as too young. We see the quirks of the Fisher boys, how they handle the forks in the road life hands us. Jeremiah trying to survive on love, Conrad still avoiding everyone. Both boys have loved Belly, but who is the one that will truly be there for her and love her the way she loves them?
In We'll Always Have Summer, Jenny Han has masterfully created the ultimate teenage love story. Over the last three years, I have enjoyed seeing the lives of Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah unfold, the maturity that goes along with growing up and finding out what love is really all about. As much as I will miss them, this final book has the perfect ending that I was hoping for.