Newly released as a major TV series on Amazon Prime, The Summer I Turned Pretty is an adaptation of the 2009 YA romance novel series by the same name and is a beautifully written novel for older tweens by bestselling author Jenny Han.
Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her favourite place in the world – the Fisher family’s beach house. It has everything a girl could want: a swimming pool, a private stretch of sandy beach… and two (very cute) boys:
Unavailable, aloof Conrad – who she’s been in love with forever.
Friendly, relaxed Jeremiah- the only one who’s ever really paid her any attention.
But this year something is different. This year, the boys seem to really notice Isabel for the first time. It’s going to be an amazing summer – and one she’ll never forget…
This classic coming-of-age tale is focused on adolescent transformation and has all the right ingredients – classic storytelling with a strong female lead, handsome male protagonists and a picture perfect backdrop of the wealth and leisure of the ‘Summerhouse set’.
Having also written the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series, Jenny is a master of the YA genre and this book is a perfect representation of her style.
With an additional two books in the series, The Summer I turned Pretty is an outstanding choice to encourage a love of reading for pleasure and a beautifully balanced work that mums/dads/carers can also enjoy – allowing for the start of some great conversations.