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  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Lola Tung
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (374 ratings)

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The Summer I Turned Pretty

By: Jenny Han
Narrated by: Lola Tung
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Publisher's Summary

Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (now a major motion picture!), Jenny Han.  

Some summers are just destined to be pretty.  

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 wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

©2009 Jenny Han (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Unpopular opinion

It seems I am in the minority but I just didn't love this book like I thought I would after reading others reviews. The story really dragged on nearing the end - (lots of irrelevant information and conversations), and the characters lacked.... something.... maybe I am the wrong demographic but it was just too 'teen' for me, meaning a lot of the storylines were irritating and immature.
In saying that, I loved listening to Lola's voice as the narrator and I am sure teens & preteens would enjoy this a lot more than me!

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Had my 14 year old reading books again

I listened to this after my daughter binge read the book - she hasn’t read a book in years and this one she couldn’t put down. Now she is onto her next book and asking for more books for her birthday. It is a great teen read - I enjoyed listening to it

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So perplexed at the point of this book

It finished & I was wondering where the rest of the book was… Narrator annoyed me.

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young tean story

maybe not to bad if you're much younger than the 46 years that I am. Was a story of a childish love and childish emotions

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Ahhh!

I love that Belly reads this. I understand the show so much better now. I didn’t like the show and thought I’d give the book a go and it’s definitely better.

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for teens and Y.A audience or you'll find it juvenile and petty

great narrator. if I'd heard this as a tween, I would've liked it. audible needs to sort out their AI.

After 15 years of audible membership, I'm now getting promotions for kids/teens audio's, when I've never purchased that age group titles.

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Light story, a bit contrived.

I didn’t like the narrating style - like everything was funny. Heroine was a bit annoying & dramatic. Also timeline jumped around too much.

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Everlasting Love

I enjoyed the fact that the audiobook was read bye the actress who plays Belly in the show .I also thought Belly's everlasting love for Conrad was really sweet 😍

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Easy read

Picked this one up after watching the tv series and definitely didn't disappoint. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an easy read that can be finished in one sitting.

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Enjoyed!

Loved the narration!

Enjoyed the book but oh my gosh Belly bugged me with her angsty yelling and storming out of rooms!

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