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We'll Always Have Summer (Summer Novels)

We'll Always Have Summer - Jenny Han The perfect cover for this book! A more mature and solitary look at Belly.So my review for the second book was kind of marred by the fact that I just finished the third book and am extremely excited to blab about it!I LOVED this book. Series are tough. The author has to create characters that are extremely different — enough for you to remember them and their unique qualities from book to book. Han masterfully conducted the perfect set of characters. One of the things I loved most about this series was watching time pass and seeing how Belly, Conrad and Jere all developed. In this book, Conrad grew up A LOT, Jere grew up, but differently than you would expect and Belly became the woman that simmered in her teenage body in the previous books.One warning: this book is much different than its predecessors. I was hooked from the first page until the last. The wedding plans in the middle were a slight break from the crazy emotions that fly at the beginning and the end. I couldn’t believe that Belly was marrying Jere! And after the huge weight is put on their relationship at the beginning of the book, my thoughts about Jere totally changed.There is so much I want to say but can’t because of spoilers! What I can say is that this book is such a success in its portrayal of true, heart-wrenching, liberating, can’t-live-without-you love. Han played with my heart-strings like a violin and made me cry — more than once. This book also dove into family more. Laurel had a much more prominent part and the relationship between her and Belly was wonderfully written. Since this book takes place years after Sussanah has passed away, her presence was not as prominent in the book, but Han keeps her spirit there in the garden and the letters.If I can say anything, it would be – READ THIS SERIES! It was wonderful.