The Summer I Turned Pretty is a coming-of-age novel by Jenny Han, a best-selling author known for the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. It follows the story of a sixteen-year-old girl named Isabel Conklin, commonly known as "Belly," and her unforgettable summers at the beach house. Belly spent every summer of her life with her mother and older brother at Cousin's Beach, but summer was much more different this year. She's no longer the little girl everyone used to know, and suddenly, the boys she's grown up with at the beach house, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher, seem to be noticing her differently. As this summer unfolds, Belly finds herself caught up in a love triangle between the two Fisher brothers and struggles to deal with her first love and first heartbreak. This is the perfect book to kick off summer, as it presents relatable characters, each with their perspective, making the storytelling and plot very engaging and interesting. Fans of contemporary YA fiction with realistic portrayals of relationships and personal growth will likely enjoy this book. Ultimately, in my opinion, The Summer I Turned Pretty deserves a solid 10 out of 10 stars, and I will always keep it on my shelf as a book that I can reread anytime, whether at home or the beach.

P.S. Team Conrad for the win!

Review by: Hailey M.

Hailey is a volunteer at Sylmar Branch Library. She is a 10th grader at Granada Hills Charter High School.

—Dana Eklund, Sylmar Branch Library