Thursday, October 30, 2014

We'll Always Have Summer (Summer #3): Review

We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

Rating: ★★★

It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

When we find out that Jeremiah cheated on Belly, I wasn't totally surprised because I was just anticipating something like that would happen. What did surprise me was Belly's quick decision to accept his proposal and how she was dead set on it. I didn't understand it at the time, after thinking about it some more I can get where Belly was coming from but I still don't agree with it.

I found Belly to be a bit annoying in her ways to quickly assume things even through there is no reason for her to assume that that is the truth. She tends to be right in her assumptions but it was still annoying. And Jeremiah didn't even feel like the same Jeremiah in this book. He was kind of a jerk, especially compared to how he was in the the previous books. He used to be fun and full of life but not so much anymore. And Conrad! Where were you Conrad. He was only there for two scenes in the first half and then came back in the second half where he spent a lot of time avoiding Belly, which is expected. They were living in the summer house but with only a few interactions.

Mostly, I was so frustrated with Belly for being such an idiot and making stupid decisions. I was probably able to see things more clearly as an outsider than she was being so close to the situation so it probably isn't fair to blame her but I still do because to me, the choice was so so obvious. I thought Conrad and Belly were done-zo after the last book but then he came back and it was all so clear. The way it was meant to be! If you haven't guessed by now, I'm definitely Team Conrad, all the way!

I didn't like this book as much as the first two. I was hoping for the same level of feels as I got in the previous book but, unfortunately, I didn't get them. Most of the book was spent being frustrated at Belly and Jeremiah. I wanted there to be way more Conrad but he almost felt like a secondary character. This was a disappointing conclusion to a series that I was really liking. Even though I got the ending I wanted I just  

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