'The Summer I Turned Pretty' is the light-hearted rom-com you need right now

Here's how to catch 'The Summer I Turned Pretty'

The Summer I Turned Pretty on Prime Video
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P.S.—the YA fun continues with The Summer I Turned Pretty

Jenny Han has made her mark on the rom-com genre with the P.S. I Love You series, which ultimately became one of the best teen movies on Netflix. Luckily for fans, her page-to-screen journey is just getting started. (And no, we're not talking about XO, Kitty, To All the Boys spinoff.)

Now, the prolific author and tugger of heartstrings are on her way to a new streaming service for her Summer series, which drops just in time for the sunshine, warm weather and long walks on the beach with someone dreamy.

Ready for the best season of the year? Of course, you are.

'The Summer I Turned Pretty' cast—who's who?

  • Lola Tung as Isabel
  • Jackie Chung as Laurel
  • Rachel Blanchard as Susannah
  • Christopher Briney as Conrad
  • Gavin Casalegno as Jeremiah
  • Sean Kaufman as Steven
  • Alfredo Narciso as Cleveland
  • Minnie Mills as Shayla
  • Colin Ferguson as John Conklin
  • Tom Everett Scott as Adam Fisher

What is 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' show about?

Based on the bestseller of the same name, this Prime series follows Belly and her family's annual summer getaway to Cousin's Beach. Once at the picturesque seaside town with hints of Nantucket, Belly's family is joined by her mother's best friend and her two sons, Jeremiah and Conrad. 

Things have always been amicable between Belly and the boys—and yes, there have been innocent crushes here and there. But this summer, things seem...different. Jeremiah and Conrad aren't looking at her the same way, and she's starting to feel the romantic tension. But who's her best match?

Ladies and gents, it appears we have a battle of the brothers!

Watch 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' trailer:

Yes, for the Swifties among us, you can catch "This Love (Taylor's Version)" in the background. Obviously that means matters of the heart will be front and center.

When does 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' come out?

Now is the time to start planning that summer TV lineup, folks. (And if you haven't our editors' screen time will tell you what's coming down the pipeline this June.) 

The Summer I Turned Pretty hits Amazon Prime on Friday, June 17, just as school lets out and freedom sets in!

Jenny Han books to add to your summer list:

"What should I read next?" you ask? When you're beach-bound, make sure to have Han's reads in your tote bag next to the SPF.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
RRP:
$9.99, £16.54

Belly loves spending the summer with her family and her mom's best friend's family. That includes brothers Conrad and Jeremiah. One thing the dynamic changes and things take a turn for the romantic, but who will Belly choose?


It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
RRP:
$9.44, £4.99

Belly loves the summer, but not this year, especially now that Susannah got sick again and Conrad grows distant. But things change when Jeremiah calls and reveals that his brother has gone missing. 


We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
RRP:
$9.39, £6.84

A lot has happened between Belly and the boys. One caused her heartbreak, the other an unexpected love. However, both Fischer boys are hiding a secret.


No word yet on whether books two and three will also get the TV treatment, but we're crossing our fingers.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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