Title: We'll Always Have Summer
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date Published: April 26th 2011
Summary (from Goodreads)
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.
You have no idea how happy I am that i'm finally done reading this series. I'm not saying it in a bad way, but more like it was getting a little frustrating read Belly (or should I say "Isabel") going back and forth with her feelings between Jeremiah and Conrad. It felt like she was pushing the decision to the both of them and she can't decide what she must feel for herself.
Maybe it's her somewhat sheltered and closed-off upbringing that made her somewhat unable to understand how people normally behave in college, but her entire reaction to Jeremiah cheating on her or why Conrad decided to leave was very frustrating. Even after finding out that Jeremiah slept with someone else during their so-called break, she still accepted his careless proposal of marriage. That did it for me. It's like she didn't grow up at all. The only part that I really enjoyed was her standing up to her mother. I get that Lauren was only looking for her daughter's well-being, and if she only knew what Jeremiah did she would have flipped at her daughter's decision to accept their proposal but I really enjoyed watching Belly stand her ground. She needed it, i think.
I expected more from Jenny Han, but perhaps it's just inherently "Belly" that i'm disappointed in. The book ended a bit abrupt and I'm kinda glad it did. It was a fairly enjoyable read and i'm still looking forward to reading another Jenny Han book soon.