Audio Review: We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

wellalwayshavesummer 1 Audio Review: Well Always Have Summer by Jenny HanTitle: We’ll Always Have Summer
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: May 5th 2011 by Recorded Books
Format: Audio CDs, 6 hrs and 49 mins
Narrator: Jessica Almasy
Source: Purchased
Series: The Summer I Turned Pretty | It’s Not Summer Without You | We’ll Always Have Summer
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Summary

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.

My thoughts

Belly and Jeremiah are in college together, trying to act like Belly really wants to be with Jeremiah instead of his brother. Since Conrad made it clear he wouldn’t choose her, she’s convinced herself that she’s content with Jeremiah, though she still has a special place in her heart for Conrad. They’ve managed to make it into something special and Belly’s sure he’s the one. Until he does the unthinkable.


I love the characters in this series, especially in the latter part of the final book. You could really see how they’d all grown over the years, as they’d gotten older and wiser (in most cases). They still made stupid mistakes, but they learned from them. They still had their flaws, of course; Belly was still whiny about Conrad not loving her, Jeremiah was still whiny about Conrad getting all the love and Conrad was still an asshat.

One thing I didn’t like was the direction Jeremiah’s character went. We’ve known him for years, and I felt like his betrayal was completely out of character. He had his reasons (aka his excuses), but it still didn’t feel like something the Jeremiah we know and love would do. There were several chapters told from Conrad’s POV which I think were meant to portray him as a long-suffering good guy caught in a bad situation. While I appreciated finally seeing things the way he did, it was too little, too late. I understand he had problems and issues, but that was no excuse for treating Belly like he did.

Just like the first 2 books, We’ll Always Have Summer was entertaining and fun. I wasn’t expecting the ending, and I can’t say I’m exactly happy with it. But it made sense for the characters and felt true to them.

The sum up

Though I’m sad it’s over, this was a satisfying conclusion to the series.

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