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Books Like The Summer I Turned Pretty (10 Books)

The Summer I Turned Pretty was published by Jenny Han in 2009. Here is a list of 10 books like The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Amy And Roger's Epic Detour (2010)

"The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren't looking for them."

In "Amy and Roger's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson, two strangers embark on a road trip across the United States, discovering themselves, healing from their pasts, and falling in love along the way. Get ready for a heartwarming and unforgettable adventure!

  • πŸ“‡ 384 Pages
  • πŸ“ 96,000 - 115,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

2. Anna And The French Kiss (2010)

"For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home."

Anna And The French Kiss is a heartfelt contemporary YA romance depicting Anna's whirlwind journey of self-discovery and unexpected love while studying abroad in Paris, filled with charming characters and the irresistible allure of the City of Lights.

  • πŸ“‡ 400 Pages
  • πŸ“ 100,000 - 120,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

3. My Life Next Door (2012)

"Maybe if I can just sleep for a hundred years, I'll wake up in a better story."

In "My Life Next Door" by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Samantha Reed lives a structured and predictable life until she gets drawn into the passionate and unpredictable world of her next-door neighbor, the charismatic Jase Garrett. A heartwarming and addictive tale of young love and the complexities of family dynamics.

  • πŸ“‡ 432 Pages
  • πŸ“ 108,000 - 129,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 14 Hours Reading Time

4. Second Chance Summer (2012)

"A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted - mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more."

In Second Chance Summer, Morgan Matson delicately weaves a heartfelt tale of love, loss, and forgiveness, as a young girl confronts her past during one last summer at her childhood lake house. Raw and emotional, this poignant novel will leave you cherishing every second chance in life.

  • πŸ“‡ 496 Pages
  • πŸ“ 124,000 - 148,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 17 Hours Reading Time

5. The Moon And More (2013)

"Life is long. Just because you don't get your chance right when you want or expect it doesn't mean it won't come. Fate doesn't punch a time clock or consult a schedule."

In Sarah Dessen's emotionally captivating novel, "The Moon And More," a young woman named Emaline navigates the tumultuous seasons of love, identity, and the pursuit of her dreams while facing obstacles that challenge her heart and force her to redefine what truly matters.

  • πŸ“‡ 464 Pages
  • πŸ“ 116,000 - 139,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time

6. Since You've Been Gone (2014)

"I don’t think you have to do something so big to be brave. And it’s the little things that are harder anyway."

Since You've Been Gone is a heartwarming and refreshing coming-of-age novel by Morgan Matson. It follows the journey of Emily as she embarks on a summer of self-discovery, friendship, and epic adventures, all guided by a mysterious playlist left behind by her missing best friend.

  • πŸ“‡ 480 Pages
  • πŸ“ 120,000 - 144,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 16 Hours Reading Time

7. To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2014)

"You'd rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person."

"To All The Boys I've Loved Before" by Jenny Han is a heartwarming and humorous young adult novel about Lara Jean, a teenage girl whose secret love letters are unexpectedly mailed out, leading to a whirlwind of romance, self-discovery, and sisterhood.

  • πŸ“‡ 384 Pages
  • πŸ“ 96,000 - 115,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

8. Saint Anything (2015)

"You only really fall apart in front of the people you know can piece you back together."

In "Saint Anything" by Sarah Dessen, a girl named Sydney struggles to find her place in the world after her brother's reckless actions land him in jail. Amidst this turmoil, she discovers friendship, love, and the power of forgiveness.

  • πŸ“‡ 448 Pages
  • πŸ“ 112,000 - 134,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time

9. The Start Of Me And You (2015)

"In friendship we are all debtors. We all owe each other for a thousand small kindnesses, for little moments of grace in the chaos."

"The Start Of Me And You" by Emery Lord is a heartfelt contemporary novel that follows Paige Hancock as she navigates love, grief, and the power of new beginnings. With authentic characters and a captivating story, it explores the importance of friendship and the courage to start over.

  • πŸ“‡ 416 Pages
  • πŸ“ 104,000 - 124,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 14 Hours Reading Time

10. The Unexpected Everything (2016)

"Because believing you’re not alone is the cruelest trick of all."

In "The Unexpected Everything," Morgan Matson takes readers on a delightful rollercoaster of unexpected friendships, summer romance, and self-discovery. Packed with vibrant characters and heartfelt moments, this YA novel promises to leave you smiling long after you've turned the last page.

  • πŸ“‡ 560 Pages
  • πŸ“ 140,000 - 168,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 19 Hours Reading Time