Reviews by Tag: summer

Teen Review
Lover album cover

Lover

By Taylor Swift
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 7, 2024

Lover is Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album, following a summer-y pop narrative. It was released on August 23, 2019, by Republic Records. The album comprises 18 songs total, all with amazing beats and lyricism. There are four singles on this album; ‘The Man’, ‘Me!’, ‘You Need to Calm Down’, and, of course, ‘Lover’. A fun fact: the album was originally supposed to be called "Daylight," but Taylor decided to change the name to Lover instead! 

Teen Review
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Jenny Han
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Jan 4, 2024

Mothers Laurel and Sussanah have been best friends since they were young. So, it became a tradition for them to bring their families together every summer to the summer house at Cousins. Laurel’s kids Belly and Steven come together with Sussanah’s kids, Conrad and Jeremiah. As the kids settle into the home, it becomes apparent that something has changed this summer. Belly has grown up into a young woman. Not only are there physical differences but Conrad is acting differently. The book goes through the summer as the kids change, and romantic feelings develop. I loved this book so much.

Teen Review
Malibu Rising

Malibu Rising

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Nala C.
May 31, 2023

If Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid had to be described in one word–that word would be summer. The story is so captivating, and it’s one of those books where you don’t realize where the time has gone. I definitely recommend reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo first, but Malibu Rising follows the four kids of Mick Riva, a famous singer. 

Teen Review
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty 

By Jenny Han
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Clara Van D
Jan 7, 2023

All of Belly Conklin’s life she’s spent summer at cousins in the summer house. The
Conklin’s family friends the fishers have two boys around belly’s age, Conrad and Jeremiah.
Belly has had the biggest crush on moody Conrad since she was little but both boys only think
of Belly as family. One summer everything changes both boys actually see Belly as a girl and the
whole summer is a rollercoaster of emotions and confusion for Belly.

Teen Review
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Dec 12, 2022

Every year in the summer, the wealthy Sinclair family returns to their private island in
Massachusetts. Cady looks forward to reuniting with her family, composed of Mirren, Johnny,
and Gat - the Liars. As Cady experiences hardships and love during summer, her migraines
intensify, until she’s left questioning her own sanity. And her friendships quickly turn destructive
as she edges closer to the truth...

Teen Review
Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Book Lovers

By Emily Henry
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Amanda
Sep 8, 2022

Banter that makes you giggle while swinging your feet back and forth. Witty comebacks
and relatable characters. Book Lovers is most likely one of the best contemporary romances I’ve
read this year.

Teen Review
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anna S.
Aug 29, 2022

Cadence Sinclair is lost and confused. She is living on a private island where the
Sinclair’s spend every summer. Cadence is 17 and going to the island, but she doesn’t
remember anything that happened when she was 15. Cadence is searching for the
truth, but will she be able to find it on this island? Cadence knows that there was an
accident but she doesn’t know what happened, but everyone else on the island
seems to know. Cadence will uncover the secrets of the past and learn some things
she doesn’t want to know.

Teen Review
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Mariam S.
Aug 22, 2022

In Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel Malibu Rising, the raging end-of-summer party is about to
occur. It’s thrown by Nina Riva, famous model and surfer and her three equally celebrated
siblings - Jay, Hud, and Kit. Their fame is only expounded by the fact that their absent dad is
singer Mick Riva. Everyone who’s anyone will be there, and everything that’s anything happens
at the party. But today, a bundle of secrets will come to a head. Kit has privately sent out a

Teen Review
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Jenny Han
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 12, 2022

Another year, another summer at Cousins beach. 15-year-old Belly returns back to the summer
house but with a shocking surprise that people notice her. She has grown up with Jeremiah and
Conrad Fisher but they’ve never seemed to notice her until she turned pretty. She goes
throughout the summer catching feelings for both brothers but who will she choose?

Teen Review
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

We'll Always Have Summer

By Jenny Han
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anna S.
Aug 9, 2022

Belly has been dating Jeremiah, the brother of her first love Conrad, for a while now
and after she finds out some of his secrets she is ready to end this relationship. But
then, Jeremiah proposes to her. Belly is very surprised at this big step in their
relationship, especially because she just finished her freshman year of college and is
still 18. Belly’s mom doesn’t approve of her getting married so young and Conrad
might still have feelings for Belly. Belly wants to follow her heart, but where is her
heart leading her?

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