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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 25 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!






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Book #1 in the Summer series


Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Ahhh I remember wanting to read this SO bad! I finally got it and now here I am ....months and months later and still haven't read it! I really need to read this soon, according to goodreads reviews and ratings this book is suppose to be amazing!  Have you read The Summer I Turned Pretty?? What did you think? Should I move it up my TBR?!?! (:



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14 comments:

Giselle said...

Ooh I've been meaning to read this for a long time too! I don't have it bought though. But I've heard really great things i I remember correctly!

Btw, I've run out of dusty reads so the linky for the meme is now under my features tab - I update it every week http://www.xpressoreads.com/p/blog-highlights.html

Leoni400 said...

I have read this and the following two books and they became my fave books of 2011. You should read it soon ! :)

Book Passion for Life said...

YES Haley! I keep meaning to read this book but I always forget about it! Maybe we should buddy read it one time?? :) ~ Donna

haley hagen said...

@Book Passion for LifeYes!!! ha We should try and read it this summer! :D

haley hagen said...

@Leoni400oh no way?!?! That good???!?! I will deff need to pick this up soonish then :D

turn-the-page.net said...

Lol! I just read this yesterday, and thought it was terrible! You can't win them all I guess!

Caitlin said...

I love the Summer Series very much and I definitely recommend reading The Summer I Turned Pretty. The title might make this sound cutesy and a few times it is but this is a pretty powerful and emotional book. Truly amazing story.

Shawn Kirsten Maravel said...

This is a dusty read for me too! Ah!!!! So many I don't know what to do!

Diana said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but I'm the same way I really want a book I buy it but some how it ends up getting dusty on my shelf.

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REBECCA@ReadingWishes said...

Haley! You MUST read this! *swoons for Conrad* Such a beatiful book, so sad too, but just so GOOD. Make time, it's short and I think you'll really enjoy it!

Naj said...

I have so many books that I haven't read that are all gathering dust on my shelf. The current one I just got and weeks later It's still unread on my shelf is Cinder. :( I was so excited to read it but now it's just there. waiting. I hope you get the chance to read this. Happy reading!

Victoria Scott said...

I have this one to-die-for book (cover) called EON that's getting dusty. Definitely time to wipe that baby off and give 'er a read. Love this concept of reading a book you've tabled for too long! :)

Beverley said...

YES!!! I loved this book, it's a light read perfect for lazy summer days on the beach!

Jessica Therrien said...

Haven't heard of it, but the cover is pretty intriguing :) I hope you read my book soon :) Oppression (Children of the Gods #1) is the #5 best-selling teen NOOK book on B&N.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?view=grid&dref=5594&store=ebook&SZE=10&SRT=sa