These are the 9 biggest changes that The Summer I Turned Pretty TV show made


One summer can change everything, so imagine what can happen after 13 of them.

It was so long that readers waited to finally see it. Jenny HanNovel by ’09 The Summer I Turned Pretty be adapted into a TV series. The drama about a coming-of-age story that centers on Belly’s love triangle with her (Lola TungConrad (brothers Conrad)Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno“The Girl with the Curious Eye” (played by a character she grew up with at Cousins beach), aired June 17th on Amazon Prime Video. The show is now competing for the 2022 TV Scoop Awards. Vote for your favorite The Summer I Turned PrettyHere are some of our favorites.

In addition to writing the pilot episode, Han served as co-showrunner and got to make the major decisions about what would remain from the book—and what would be cut. Fortunately, she didn’t have to kill any her darlings. The dreamy, wistful or magical aura of the source material perfectly translated onto the screen, which was the author’s goal. 

“I wanted it to feel like a locket that you find, you open it up and there’s this picture inside,”Han shared his thoughts with E! News. “It’s a memory, but at the same time, I wanted it to feel resonant and current and raw.”

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