Sunday, April 14, 2013

We'll Always Have Summer By Jenny Han Review

It was a great and wonderful pleasure to journey with Belly as she tries to find the Mr. Right. This book, We'll Always Have Summer, is the last book in the Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han.
Let's start off with a quote:
"It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever."
Let me say this: I have always been and always will be rooting for Conrad.

So Jeremiah's fans, please exit stage left.
Or you can stay and endure the torture of a Conrad fan.

The quote was so wrong. Yes, she did become Mrs. Fisher. Yes, she did get engaged to Jeremiah. No, one of the boy's heart wasn't really that broken. I say that the quote was just exaggerating. She did break the heart a little bit, but the relationship didn't work out.

Plot: I always thought that Jenny Han's writing is outstanding. It still is. To me, this book didn't have enough twist and turns. It needed a tiny little more action, please. (Now the song by Elvis Presley "A little more action" is stuck in my head).

I love how the POVs of the book switch between Conrad and Belly. Seriously, I really like to know what is going on in that boy's head.

Anyway, the characters were good. Conrad matured a bit more. Jeremiah remained that sweet boy from Belly's childhood. Conrad is trying to move on. Jeremiah is dating Belly. Belly is just confused by the triangle. (Aren't the girls in the love triangle always confused?) She is split between Jeremiah and Conrad. She doesn't know which one is right.

As the plot goes on, it becomes apparent on who is the better boy. One brother can cook while the other one do takeouts. One brother can fix stuff and the other one is clueless. One brother can be on time for everything and the other? Well, not really on time for everything. Basically, these two brothers, Conrad and Jeremiah, are two sides of the same coin.

Jeremiah proposes to Belly and Belly accepts. Things get ugly really fast. For example: Belly's mother and her got into this huge argument. Conrad is not talking to Belly. Conrad and Jeremiah aren't really brothers anymore. They are more like archenemies. Belly gets into an argument with Jeremiah. Conrad goes crazy. Jeremiah goes nuts. The friends of Belly are happy for her.


Belly: Sweet girl. I love her character and personality. But sometimes she needs to do the right thing. For example: She needs to let that boy go. She has to stop looking at the other one. Her wants are probably why the relationship with Jeremiah went down. Gosh, Belly! You have to make a big deal out of everything. Seriously! Bridezilla! OMG!

Jeremiah: He's till immature. Belly is really pissed at him for sleeping with this other girl. But hello!!! Jeremiah and Belly broke up when he slept with that other girl. Jeremiah is a sweet boy. He's really nice, but you'll see his ugly side, too.

Conrad: The other love interest. Go Conrad! Sorry, fangirl moment. Conrad... He is just good, obviously flawed, but a good character. I love how he gets jealous. I enjoy those rare moments when you get to see what in the world is going on in that boy's head.


  • It was all along Conrad. Conrad and Belly forever. Infinite, as it says on the final or second to final page. 
  • Jeremiah moves on.
  • Conrad is the brother who is more mature and can cook and can fix stuff and is on time for everything. He's always there for Belly unlike Jeremiah.
  • Conrad confesses his love for Belly!
  • Belly was 23 or 24 when they marry.
  • Belly's mom was kind of playing matchmaker.
  • Jeremiah is sooooo immature. 
End Spoiler

This book has such a sweet ending. Rating is...ummm...
Rating is four out of five. 

Bye Summer trilogy! You'll be infinite in my heart. <3 Farewell old friend.

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