That kind of love is really a one-time-only thing. I'm surprised there wasn't more fist fights in these books. I was absolutely hanging out for the third and final instalment. Which character surprised you the most? In the final book, he tries to mend his relationship with his sons and pays for Jeremiah and Belly's wedding, despite not agreeing with them getting married at such a young age. 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. I have never cried because I hated a book, but at the end of this book I cried.
How does this change your experience as a reader? Belly was no exception to this rule. Not long after I finished that thought, something awful happened. I fell in love with the series since the first book came out, but now I can't believe it ended the way it did. And I actually liked it. It did not make sense. And I felt so lost.
The second book was definitely my favorite out of the trilogy and even though I don't really care for love triangles in books, somehow this one just worked and I truly enjoyed these books! Discuss the symbolism of the necklace. He looked like a little boy when he slept, even with the stubble. But then again, I still learned some things from the books - the importance of a parent when it comes to certain events, the way you should live your life like it's your last day on Earth and of course, to never accept less than you deserve. All of a sudden Jeremy is dirty, selfish, clueless, a drinker, etc, while Conrad ate healthy, was tidy, etc. This story lacked any complexity while the first two books had more range.
We won't get married today. I met him when I was sixteen - officialy met him. Labor Day meant the Caribbean Carnival on Eastern Parkway, July 4th Weekend meant the African Street Festival now known as the International African Arts Festival and Memorial Day weekend meant Dance Africa. That no matter what, we would be connected—by our history, by this house. He did come back in the end.
It's ok for this guy to be emotionally abused, cuz look he's a cheater, so his brother can betray him. I told myself and everyone else including him, including my mother especially that it was a good school, that it was only a few hours from home and it made sense to apply there, that I was keeping my options open. I came back after a month and first person I've met was him. It was crazy how far we had come. Has she ever gotten over Conrad? How did you interpret it? It is suspected, though, that he has developed feelings for Belly; he is shown several times as either overly protective or jealous of boys flirting with her. And then I had a thought, clear as day. If I liked Jeremiah in the first two books, I kind of hated him in the last book.
But this time, this last time, it felt final. I rolled up two paper balls in my lap and threw them at my two friends. I've never cried because I hated a book so much. I am also feeling out on a limb here amongst so many rave reviews. He had never been that way with me. Our plan was to meet at the summer house in Cousins as often as we could. I came back after a month and first person I've met was him.
And girls, what is the summer series without the swoon? He is mentioned twice more in the series, as one of Belly's summer memories. All of those things were true. It was four in the morning, and I was studying for the last final of my freshman year at Finch University. I've never smiled and cried so much in my life. In this final book of the series, the drama and romance became much deeper.
There were a few lightning bugs out. The ending is fluffy and ridiculous. Belly considers this possibility, when she realizes that she has feelings of love for both Jeremiah and Conrad. Is it possible to love more than one person at the same time? It ended like I knew it would. Even now, after being boyfriend and girlfriend for a whole two years, I still blushed a little when he said things like that. There was a lack of swoon for a book that is billed as a romance.
He sacrifices his relationship with Belly when he's eighteen because his mother asked him to take care of his brothers, but somehow that no longer matters two years later after barely seeing or speaking to Belly while dating other people himself and now he suddenly can't handle the idea of them being together. After Susannah dies, he turns to. Belly has finally matured, and it has been truly wonderful seeing Belly transition from a young girl to the lady she is today. This one would deserve a million stars. Toward the climax of the novel, Conrad confesses his love for her. At the end of the novel, he and Belly become a couple.