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‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Is Here To Fill The ‘To All The Boys I've Loved Before’ Void In Your Heart

Rom-com gold.

By Maddison Hockey
If like us, your guilty pleasure revolves around rom-coms—cheesy, classic or contemporary, we're not picky, we'll take them all—then you're in for a treat because your next obsession has been found: The Summer I Turned Pretty.
The upcoming series is based on the novel by the same name, by YA romance royalty, Jenny Han, the very author who gifted us the To All The Boys I've Loved Before trilogy.
Like many of our favourite films and shows in the genre, the story hinges on a summer love triangle at the centre of which are three teens—Isabel aka Belly, played by Lola Tung, Conrad, played by Christopher Briney and Jeremiah, played by Gavin Casalegno.
Scroll on for all the details you need about the series…

What Is The Plot Of ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’?

Per the series synopsis, "The Summer I Turned Pretty is a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer."
Author Jenny Han worked as a showrunner on the television adaption and assured loyal fans of the book they wouldn't be disappointed.
"For the longtime book fans, I think it will have been worth the wait. For those newly discovering the Summer series, I hope you fall in love with these characters and this place that is so dear to my heart," Han told Deadline last year following the show's announcement.
If you loveto read the book before watching the series, you can pick up a copy or the whole trilogy, here.

Where To Watch ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ In Australia

The most important detail you need to know about the show is, of course, where you can tune in. The Summer I Turned Pretty will air on Amazon Prime in Australia from June 17.
You can stream the series for free with a 30-day trial, sign up here.

Is There A Trailer For ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’?

We've copped our first look at the new series in a tantalising teaser set to the tune of Taylor Swift's "This Love (Taylor's Version)", and it's giving us flashes of To All The Boys I've Loved Before.
"I thought this summer was going to be like all the other summers, but it's not because I won't let it be…" Belly can be heard saying as she arrives at her vacation house. And we already know, she's far from wrong.
You can watch the full clip at the top of the page.
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