Jenny Han’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” the primary guide within the “Summer season” trilogy, is getting a small-screen adaptation with Amazon, first announced in February 2021. The guide will probably be turned into an eight-episode TV show, with Han on board as a part of the artistic workforce. The creator, who additionally penned the “To All of the Boys” collection that was made right into a string of flicks with Netflix, wrote the “Summer season” trilogy years earlier than her different well-known novels, and the primary guide is a narrative of rising up, falling in love, getting your coronary heart damaged, and residing for the summer time. Hold studying to seek out out precisely what occurs within the guide, which could very well differ from the on-screen adaptation.
“The Summer season I Turned Fairly” facilities on a lady named Isabel — Stomach, for brief. She and her mother and brother spend each summer time at a seaside home together with her mother’s finest pal, Susannah, and her two sons. For so long as Stomach can keep in mind, the summers have been all in regards to the seaside. And each summer time, she has fallen a little bit extra in love with Conrad, Susannah’s eldest son.
This 12 months, although, is the summer time that Stomach turns 16. Her brother, Steven, ditches the seaside home early to take a look at schools, leaving Stomach behind with simply Conrad and Jeremiah, his youthful brother. And although the 4 of them have all the time been nothing however mates, this summer time Stomach exhibits up trying rather more grown than the final time Conrad and Jeremiah noticed her.
As the times move over the summer time, Stomach meets Cam, a boy additionally vacationing on the seaside who remembers her from years in the past after they had been at an instructional operate collectively. He slowly however certainly turns into Stomach’s summer time boyfriend, however Stomach cannot get previous her emotions for Conrad, and Conrad and Jeremiah are not able to let their little Stomach date somebody. Cam begins to take discover that Stomach’s not totally into their relationship — they’re youngsters, in any case — and he breaks issues off. Now it is again to simply Conrad, Jeremiah, and Stomach in the home with their mothers, having fun with their final little little bit of seaside time.
Conrad’s been off, although, all summer time, and Stomach needs to resolve it. He is had outbursts of anger, he is been distant, and he is simply not been himself. And when Jeremiah confesses to having emotions for Stomach — warning her that Conrad will solely harm her — Stomach realizes it is time to take a web page out of Jeremiah’s guide and inform Conrad how she feels. She confronts the older boy, telling him that she’s all the time beloved him and she or he is aware of he feels one thing, too.
However what may have been a gorgeous second of them falling into their teen romance turns right into a blow-up when Conrad pushes her away. Jeremiah exhibits up and calls out Conrad for his habits, and the 2 get right into a combat. When Stomach’s mother breaks it up, she and Susannah understand that the boys know the key that they have been making an attempt to maintain all summer time — Susannah’s most cancers has returned, and her prognosis isn’t good. Stomach is the final to seek out out and feels betrayed by being shielded however shortly pushes it apart to as an alternative spend her time on the seaside home making completely happy recollections.
The summer time ends and everybody returns house, however because the story involves an in depth, Stomach is stunned by a winter go to from Conrad — whom she appears to be a lot nearer with. The 2 depart in his automotive to a spot unknown.