The Summer I Turned Pretty, Book 1

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
Illustrations of seashells on a green-blue background.

Common Sense says

age 13+

Breezy summer romance with close-knit friends and family.

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age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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