“We’ll Always Have Summer” is one of the last books in “The Summer I turned pretty” series. In this book you continue Belly’s journey of growing up as a teenage girl, learning your typical lessons. Boys, Love, Fears and the whole experience of growing up.
In the previous books, we learn about Belly losing her Aunt Susanna and trying to find her true love, in this book she is faced with more girl problems. 2 years after Belly was confronted by Conrad to be with his younger brother Jeremiah, they are still going strong (Belly and Jeremiah). Even attending the same college to maintain the relationship they both want. Everything was very good at the start of the relationship. I think since Belly has matured so much in this book she started to realize what love is, and most of all realized she was madly in love with Jeremiah.
The story really started to heat up and grabbed my attention so much, I couldn’t put the book down! While the college students were on their annual spring break, Belly decides to stay at home and Jeremiah decides to retreat to Cabo. When I was first reading the sidebar description in the book it was saying “Jeremiah made the worst mistake”. When I finally got the juiciest part of the story, I could feel Belly’s emotions being poured onto the page. While in Cabo, Jeremiah cheated on Belly with one of their fellow classmates. After Belly, raging with anger, finds out about the Spring break hookup, she immediately confronts Jeremiah. The confrontation didn’t end up as well as either of them thought.
Suddenly, the story takes a total U-turn into quick apologies and…proposals! All the past and mistakes he made while in Cabo are put aside. When Belly returns to her Aunt Susanna’s summer house to plan her wedding, she finds none other than Conrad. Remembering the feelings she had for Conrad leads her to start thinking if she really ever stopped loving him. Followed by this, two nights before the “big day” arrives, Conrad finally spews out his love for Belly. Belly lying, claims she doesn’t love him anymore. I felt like this part really showed what growing up is about. You have to make the right decisions in life and truly follow your heart. My statement is shown in the part where Belly is completely torn must tell Jeremiah what Conrad confessed. Of course, Jeremiah was so enraged asks if she loves him, Belly finally admits the truth.
Overall, this story was the most interesting of the series. It gets into the more deep meaning of growing up, as appose the other books shows only her in her preteen years not experiencing huge decisions. This series of books was by far the best thing I have ever read. I would recommend this to any girl going into high school because there are many valuable lessons enclosed on the pages of these books!