My friend Ginger has been going on and on about The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. And I’ve been going on and on about Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott. And so we gave in last week to each other’s demands and read them. And then preceded to totally freak out about them over GChat.
So here’s the deal: I could be very civilized about this and write a grown-up review of the three Jenny Han books I devoured last week (The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer). Or I could just show you my conversation with Ginger and finally reveal to you the full extent of my lunacy. The latter is obviously more embarrassing, but at least it’s honest… (SOME MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD!)
where are you at?
i stayed up till midnight and finished Summer Book 2
me: i have strong love for her and conrad that grew outta nowhere
thank goodness i have book 3 from galley grab
havey ou read it yet?
Ginger: omg YES
Ginger: i read all 3 in one sitting! Ha!
me: really, i was so mad at her when she kissed jeremiah in the car!
Ginger: 3 is super good.. freaking emotional roller coaster.. SO GET READY
Ginger: Conrad really shines in book 3!
me: poor connie
Ginger: i know
me: HE LOVES HER DEEP DOWN BUT CANNOT ADMIT IT
Ginger: oh just you wait
me: so misunderstood
Ginger: EPICNESS goes down at Cousins Beach!
me: yes yes yes
Ginger: Stealing Heaven… I’m trying to remember where I left off, hahaha
Ginger: SH.. Danielle’s mom just caught her & Greg hanging out for the 1st time
Ginger: um buzz cut? ewww
me: um move on. it’s like marcus’ dreads
Ginger: I love that she always refers back to his hair
me: she thinks it’s gross too
Ginger: she loves it
i would love it
i want to rip his uniform off!
I have a feeling I know whats coming though…
me: whooooooooa calm down girl
Ginger: her mom is sick, like majorly sick huh?
me: I DONT KNOW spoilerfreak
& he’s so going to bust her
I really dont want her to rob the Donaldsons!
me: no because they are her friends!
Ginger: and Alison.. oh god.. she’s going to get her poor feelings hurt when she knows the truth
me: alison in my mind looks like alison from pretty little liars, but NICE
Ginger: ohh nice
ROGER.. how freaking ewww is that?!
me: I KNOW it’s so twisted
Ginger: omg her mom is a freaking crack head
me: i know, gag
Ginger: I’m antsy
what the crap
don’t hurt greg!!!!
me: i just feel so confused about these cop books — who knew cops could be that young? and cute?! chicago cops are DEF not like that…
Ginger: um Houston cops arent either
I wonder if John After & Greg would be buddies
like “lets go grab a donut & soda” buddy
me: of course they would
and hot dogs
Ginger: ok WHAT was that?!
i pictured these mini hot dogs covered in chili
he ordered like six!
me: me too, which is kind of puke, but it brought them closer together so go with it, g-slice
Ginger: you’re making me miss the Fisher boys
me: jeremiah is JUST A FRIEND
I just remembered something that happens in the beginning of book 3
me: oh no
why do books cause so much heartache?
Ginger: yeah.. I cant believe I forgot that
you may need to text after you read it
its kind of major
me: am i going to throw the book? sometimes i throw books
Oh no…it’ll be on the iPad. can’t throw that.
Ginger: um it’s definitely a throwing book kind of moment
ok.. grab a pillow then
me: you are not making me excited to read this
Ginger: its crazy
And then I preceded to stay up all night that night to finish the third and final book. And then I left her a screamy voicemail message about how they ended. Suffice it to say, it was crazy. I enjoyed these books. A lot.
We’ll Always Have Summer comes out April 26. Many, many thanks to Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab for providing me with my copy. I love you, S&S.