The beloved series introduces us to Belly Conklin and her newfound feelings for the Fischer brothers, Jeremiah and Conrad. Like any good YA, the story is complicated, emotional and begs for a sequel. Fortunately for us, author Jenny Han penned three books in her Summer series, and Amazon is keen on adapting them all.
Here's what to expect for round two—which is going to hit screens *very* soon!
When does season 2 of 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' come out?
Like the debut, the sophomore installment will arrive at the start of the season: The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 will premiere on Friday, July 14 on Prime Video. The first three episodes will be immediately available, then we can expect weekly drops through Friday, August 18.
Like Han's other series, To All the Boys (a.k.a. Netflix royalty), the Summer series is all about navigating uncharted waters, be it crushes, family ups and downs and moments in life that don't go exactly as planned.
"To me, it means stepping into your own power. I think it's a moment of coming of age, of growing up," the author said on CBS Mornings.
Though plenty of us have read the series, we can't wait to see where the TV adaptation of Belly's story takes us next, both the good and the bad. But don't expect everything that happened in the novel to transpire on screen.
"People think they want exactly what’s in the book, but I think that there’s real fun in the not knowing too," Han told The Los Angeles Times. In another interview with Time, she made mention that her first priority was to see her vision through.
“When you’re trying to be creative and openhearted, you can’t get locked up and scared, because then you’re only thinking about what people are going to say about you,” she told the publication. “First and foremost, I have to please myself as the storyteller.”
What will 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' season 2 be about?
*WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD*
The second season is set to loosely follow Han's book, It's Not Summer Without You. In the first novel, the Fischer boys deal with losing their mother to cancer, and Conrad finds himself in an extremely dark place, which we likely can expect to unfold on screen.
Per Amazon, a synopsis of the sophomore installment reads, "Belly used to count down the days until she could return to Cousins Beach, but with Conrad and Jeremiah fighting over her heart and the return of Susannah's cancer, she's not sure summer will ever be the same. When an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah's beloved house, Belly has to rally the gang to come together—and to decide once and for all where her heart lies."
What's next for Jenny Han?
We’re not sure when Jenny Han finds time to sleep, as she’s currently busy with a film concept, working on ideas for both a limited and regular series, penning an adult novel and writing two books in her go-to genre, YA. Plus, her To All the Boys spinoff series, XO, Kitty was renewed for season 2. And she has an adult project that she’s pursuing with Amazon, and it's said to be a nod to Nora Ephron's romantic stories, according to Time. PHEW!
While you're at it, crack open a few books like The Summer I Turned Pretty to get lost in similar coming-of-ages tales, which make perfect accompaniments to the beach. While you're at it, make sure to download The Summer I Turned Pretty soundtrack to your Spotify playlists—it has all of your favorites!
We'll catch you in Cousins Beach!
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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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