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KICKIN’ IT WITH KENDALL GAYLE: “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is a Must See

By Kendall Gayle Washington
Editor-in-Chief

Review

As of June 2022, there has been a strong divide amongst teenagers, all thanks to a #1 Amazon Prime show, “The Summer I Turned Pretty.”

The battle of Team Jeremiah vs. Team Conrad might be deeper than the recent NBA championship, as fans are on opposite sides of Belly’s love life, fighting over which guy is best for her.

After the multiple TikTok videos about the show, I had to see if it was worth the hype. It was.

“The Summer I Turned Pretty” is the best summer show to watch.

Yes, I have read the book and there are several key differences between the book and the series, but it was necessary.

Unlike the book, Belly’s brother Stephen stays for the whole summer, creating a character arc of his own.

The show presents itself with several characters – not at all in the book, and again it was necessary.

The only thing about the show that may turn viewers away is you cannot get too comfortable. Once you settle into something, it changes next second. I find it entertaining. The show is keeping viewers on their toes.

Compared to the book, Conrad’s anger issues are less extreme, giving many people a soft spot for him.

After he interacts with Belly, he continues to gaslight her, making her believe the moments they share were never real.

Conrad tries to apologize, but he is too late because his younger brother Jeremiah remains honest with Belly about his feelings.

Yes, I am team Jeremiah. Every girl deserves someone who treats them with
respect, and Jeremiah does just that.

As the love triangle continues, Stephen finds himself falling for a debutante and tries his best to do right by her.

While all the drama unfolds, the show’s production team found the best music to play over the scenes.

If all the drama still does not get you hooked, Lizzo herself gave the TV series her stamp of approval.

Not to mention, the series is based on the book written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han, who wrote the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series.

If you like the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movies, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” series is 100% better.

The hype is real, so stop watching the TikTok videos and get the real experience on Amazon Prime Video.

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