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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.
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
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?
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?
This summer is different for Belly and the Fisher boys. Susannah, Belly’s mother’s
friend, has recently passed away and summer at the beach wouldn’t be right. Belly is
stuck at home this summer and doing things she doesn't want to do. All she wants is
to be at Cousins beach like every other summer. Belly thinks things can’t get any
worse until Conrad and Jeremiah’s dad tries to sell the summer house. Belly and the
boys will fight for what is rightfully theirs. How will this summer compare to the past
summers? Will new memories be made?
Belly is headed back to the beach house where her mom’s best friend Susannah and
her two boys stay for the summer. When Belly, Steven (Belly’s brother), and Belly’s
mother get to the beach house, Susannah’s two boys Conrad and Jeremiah notice
that Belly isn’t like their little sister anymore. Belly has always loved Conrad, but when
a boy Belly met at a party named Cam asks Belly out, how could she say no? Belly
likes Cam, but how will he compete with her first love, Conrad?
To Belly, everything good and magical happens during the summer. During the summer she stays in a beach house in the town of Cousins with her mom, brother, Susannah, and most importantly Jeremiah and Conrad. They’re the boys Belly has known since her very first summer in Cousins and she’s experienced almost everything with them. However, this summer everything keeps changing, and the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should’ve been all along.
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han is realistic fiction and the third book in the series. Belly and Jeremiah have been inseparable in university for the past two years since Conrad told her to go with Jeremiah. Except, their relationship isn’t so picture-perfect like Belly had imagined. After Jeremiah makes a horrible and irreversible mistake, Belly rethinks her choice. She isn’t sure if she’s still over Conrad and she isn’t sure if she can forgive Jeremiah.
It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han is realistic fiction and the second book in the series. Summer at Cousins Beach isn’t the same anymore. With Susannah’s sickness and Conrad’s care gone, nothing is the same. Belly gets a call from Jeremiah saying Conrad was gone. Belly knows exactly what everyone needs: a summer in Cousins like how it used to be, the three of them ending the summers with the way it started.