The Summer I Turned Pretty
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The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 does not yet have a release date, but Variety reports that the sophomore season is currently in production. Sounds like 2023 might just have another magical summer!
The Summer I Turned Pretty gets it, though. And it gets why everyone else seems to be having such a hard time this summer, too. Though Belly is our protagonist, the drama also makes time for characters like Susannah and Laurel to wrestle with their own issues, divorced from whatever petty jealousies or grudges are occupying their kids. If part of growing up for Belly is getting to feel like the main character in her own story for the first time, a late-season revelation serves as a heartbreaking reminder that so, too, is learning that everyone else is the main character in their own.
\"This book has what every girl wants in a summer.\" — Sarah Dessen, author of Just Listen and Lock and Key\"The Summer I Turned Pretty offers a hard-to-resist combination — a beach house, summer love, enduring friendship. A deliciously sweet read.\" — Deb Caletti, author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart and Wild Roses\"If I could live inside this amazing book, I would. I would inhale the ocean air and soak up the sun, and I would hang out all day with kind-wonderful-funny-awkward Belly and her two known-'em-forever buds, Jeremiah and Conrad. I'd watch the three of them stop being kids and start being more...and I'd hope hope hope that when Belly falls in love — 'cause you know she will — she'd give her heart to the exact right boy.\" — Lauren Myracle, author of the ttyl series and Bliss\"This well-written coming-of-age story introduces 15-year-old Isabel, aka Belly, for whom summer has always been the most important time of year. Han (Shug) realistically balances Belly's naïveté with her awareness of the changes the years have brought. Han's novel offers plenty of summertime drama.\" — Starred review from Publishers Weekly\"Belly's dawning awareness of her sexuality and that of the boys is a strong theme, as is the sense of summer as a separate and reflective time and place. Readers get glimpses of kisses on the beach, her best friend's flirtations during one summer's visit, a first date.\" — Kirkus Reviews
With an early renewal for a second season, and two more books in the series to cover, the summers at Cousins Beach are far from over. But, the finale delivers just enough to ensure some serious changes in the status quo for everyone.
She is a young teenage girl who spends her summers at a residence known as Cousins Beach with her mother, brother and her mother's childhood best friend Susannah Fisher along with her two boys Conrad, the oldest, and the younger one of the two, Jeremiah.
Belly is described as having dark hair and a face full of freckles and a slim girlish figure she almost always hides in loose fitting clothes. She is also told to tan very easily during her summers and sometimes gets \"dark as coffee beans\". Unlike her best friend Taylor, Belly is the type of girl who prefers to cover up her womanly body.
Growing up, she always felt the summers she spent at the beach house were the true and genuine parts of life. She felt the winter and cold seasons were the days she simply \"counted\" down until the time came that she can return to the summer house and be with the Fisher family again. She saw them to be her family and the beach house her true home, loving her time there more than anything else in the world. Even in her college and adult years, she makes regular trips back there, even if she is by herself so she can simply spend time there.
In the pilot book of the trilogy, Belly arrives at Cousins for yet another summer with Susannah and her two sons, the eldest of the two, Conrad and the younger one, Jeremiah. Belly has officially blossomed in the start of the novel, at the age to where she is no longer seen as a little girl, but as a teenager. It becomes clear the second Belly steps out of the car to approach the boys, that they finally see her not as Steven's little sister, but as an actual girl now.
After her relationship with Conrad crashed and burned and Susannah's cancer finally killed her, Belly is left with a first summer in her home town instead of at Cousins. However, when Jeremiah calls Belly telling her Conrad's gone missing, she finds herself at Cousins once again. Can the three finally patch their wounds up and mend things after Susannah's tragic death and form a life without her And who will Belly end up with this time
In the summer finale, two years have passed since the ending of the previous novel and Belly is going well in her ongoing relationship with Jeremiah. Things seem to be going perfect for the two of them - until she discovers Jeremiah cheated on her and slept with another girl on his school break. Belly is angered and horrified when discovering this and spends days literally in bed crying.
While never officially stated how things returned between them, it is revealed in bonus reading material of the paperback edition of We'll Always Have Summer that Jeremiah had been chatting with Belly online during her studies abroad in Spain. Also, in the epilogue of We'll Always Have Summer, at Belly's wedding with Conrad, she sees Jeremiah with his date and blows him a kiss to which he answers with a smile. This, somewhat, implying they are all on good terms again.
He is Belly's first boyfriend and summer fling. The two actually attended school together, although Belly never noticed him, where Cam harbored a secret crush on her from afar. He wanted to make many attempts to talk to her, but could never muster the courage to do it. The two finally meet in The Summer I Turned Pretty where Cam can be seen checking Belly out at a bonfire party, which Belly notices, causing her to go up and talk to him. The two begin to hit it off while talking to each other and get along well.
Things with the two begin to meet their end when Cam realizes the connection between Belly and Conrad, although he is still willing to date her. He asks if she wants to stay in touch after the summer ends, to which Belly silently declines. By the end of the first book, she realizes that while he is a nice guy, he just isn't her guy.
At the beginning of the show, we saw Laurel, Steven and Belly driving to Cousins Beach. Laurel mentions that she is an author and has an upcoming event. In the books, Laurel is actually a teacher, which explains why she can spend her summers at Cousins.
In the TV show, Taylor visits Belly twice during the summer. Taylor never has something going on with Jeremiah and instead, is pushing him to tell Belly how he feels. She does kiss Steven at a party though, which leads to a huge fight with Belly. Overall though, Belly and Taylor seemed a bit closer in the show.
Opening Shot: Against the backdrop of the title card are waves of water, indicating that some sort of body of water will be significant to the story. The first shot is an aerial view of gorgeous, though cookie-cutter, homes, before settling on the view of one particular idyllic Southern home. A voiceover narrates how much the (presumably) main character looks forward to vacationing at this house every summer.
The show is fittingly called The Summer I Turned Pretty, so it is only fitting that it came out right in the full swing of summer. To say that this is marketing genius is an understatement. If you're going to have a show or movie take place during the summer, why not release it during the summer We are all longing for a summer like the one Belly has at Cousins Beach, and if any of us are lucky enough to relate to her summer full of love, then it is fit for that too! Timing is everything in the entertainment industry and the beach town, vacation home aesthetic of The Summer I Turned Pretty made it perfect for audiences looking to find a summer escape.
I know I just said the best summer reads take place by the water, but I lied. They also take place at camp. As someone who attended overnight camp for 10+ summers, I know all about summer crushes and spent much time gossiping in leafy hideaways about the hottest new camp romances. (Embarrassing story: One summer I was madly in love with a boy named Lewis with Kool-Aid red hair, but unlike Randy, I was too much of a scaredy-cat to even speak to him.)
The first real indication that something is different between Belly and Jeremiah comes when they go to the movies together. Unable to stomach the romantic comedy, Steven leaves after a few minutes, while Jeremiah offers to stay with Belly and gets them snacks. During the film, Jeremiah smiles at Belly, and she suddenly feels he wants to kiss her, which is surprising to Belly because she and Jeremiah have always been strictly friends. Belly remembers the summer that solidified their friendship: Susannah was battling breast cancer, and Belly comforted Jeremiah one day when they overheard their mothers arguing about how Susannah was choosing to manage her illness.
After her conversation with Jeremiah, Belly decides that she needs to tell Conrad about her feelings for him. She admits that she has loved him since she was ten, but Conrad tells her that he does not return her feelings. Belly pushes Conrad further on the issue until he starts yelling at her. Jeremiah appears, and he and Conrad begin fighting. Their fight escalates until Laurel and Susannah intervene. Susannah finally admits the truth that has been causing both Jeremiah and Conrad to act differently this summer: Her cancer has returned and is terminal.
On their last night in the house, Susannah tells everyone that she plans to continue fighting her cancer as best she can but states that she will do no more treatments. She also wants to spend whatever time she has left with those who mean the most to her. After dinner, Belly writes a note to Jeremiah and Conrad inviting them to join her in the pool for a final midnight swim. When Belly expresses sadness that this might be their last summer together, Conrad tells her that all of them will always come back to Cousins Beach. 59ce067264