The novels follow Isabel “Belly” Conklin in the summers she spends at Cousin’s Beach with her mother and older brother, along with her mother’s lifelong best friend and her sons. The book series has been a national best seller, with We’ll Always Have Summer, the final installment of the series, having been the summer i turned pretty pdf free download The New York Times Best Seller list for over a month. It has been revealed by author Jenny Han that a film script is in the works by “a very talented screenwriter”.
Sometime after this, it was officially confirmed that Lions Gate Entertainment had secured the rights, with plans to turn the trilogy into a television series. Coming of Age: The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy shows the transition from childhood into young adulthood into adulthood. In the first book, Belly is more cognizant of what her elders, especially Susannah, want from her. However, as the trilogy progresses, she deals with bigger and more life-altering situations, such as breaking up with Conrad, Susannah’s death due to cancer, Jeremiah’s betrayal, and ultimately marrying Conrad.
The novels illustrate the progression from child to adult through the experiences that both Belly and the Fisher boys encounter as they grow. Independence: This is more greatly emphasized throughout the trilogy as Belly gets older and learns to make decisions on her own, disregarding the opinions of authority figures in her life. For instance, in It’s Not Summer Without You Belly explicitly disregards her mother’s wishes and sneaks out of the house in order to try and convince Conrad to go back to school.