Great Summer Books for Teenage Girls!
The Summer I Turned Pretty - The first book in the New York Times Bestselling series is a perfect summer read for girls grade 7–10. This romantic and heartbreakingly real, novel follows 15-year-old Belly through the most important summer of her life.
Every year, her family shares a beach house with Belly's mother's best friend, Susannah, and her two sons. Belly has always had a crush on Conrad, the older boy, but he has always treated her like an annoying younger sister. This summer, everything changes.
The beautifully written novel captures Belly's realization that she is changing into an attractive young woman with a growing power over the boys in her life. 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.
"One of my favourite book of all time... just so superb! you'll keep wanting to read on. A must read!!"
"I loved this book i finished it all in 1 day!!!!"
"This book is addicting!!"
"Great! It was a really good book to read, I love it;D"
The Summer I Turned Pretty Movie Trailer
The Summer I Turned Pretty Sound Track
Lost Cause: Beck
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want: The Smiths
Sea and the Rhythm: Iron and Wine
My Boo: Usher and Alicia Keys
When You Were Mine: Cyndi Lauper
All the Years: Beach House
If It's the Beaches: The Avett Brothers
The End of the World: Skeeter Davis
The Night You Can't Remember: Magnetic Fields
Us: Regina Spektor
I Thought I Saw Your Face Today: She & Him
She's Got You: Patsy Cline
Teenage Love Song: Rilo Kiley
I am John: Loney, Dear
Tangerine: Led Zeppelin
Foolish Games: Jewel
I Used to Love Him: Lauryn Hill
I'm Not In Love: 10cc
Samson: Regina Spektor
Mayonaise: Smashing Pumpkins
Other Fabulous Kids Books By Jenny Han
Grade 5-8 “As this delightful, utterly realistic first novel shows, Han hasn't forgotten what it's like to be twelve.”
-- Entertainment Weekly
Grade 2-4 "Clara Lee thinks, speaks, and acts just like the third grader she is in this charming early chapter book."
-- School Library Journal
Find these books online at Amazon or at one of the local bookstores here on the North Shore: