Erika’s POV: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han

Series: Summer #1

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Format: Published May 5th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Source: Own copy; bought in National Bookstore

“I had been lying to myself, thinking I was free, thinking I had let him go. It didn’t matter what he said or did, I’d never let him go.”

The Summary:

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

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