The Summer I Turned Pretty is a Young Adult novel by Jenny Han. Every year Isabel (Belly) spends a perfect summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach . . . and the two boys. Unavailable, aloof Conrad - who she's been in love with forever - and friendly, relaxed Jeremiah, the only one who's ever really paid her any attention.

But this year something is different. They seem to have noticed her for the first time. It's going to be an amazing summer - and one she'll never forget . . .

Is now a trilogy, with "It's Not Summer Without You" and "We'll Always Have Summer".


!! This book provides examples of:

* AccidentalMisnaming: Taylor keeps calling Jeremiah "Jeremy", even though she does know what his actual name is, but Jeremiah calls Taylor "Tyler" in response. ''Belly'' is the one that corrects Taylor on the matter, not Jeremiah.
* ACupAngst: Taylor, Belly's best friend, is self-conscious about her small chest size and is jealous that Belly is bigger than she is.
* {{Adorkable}}: Jeremiah.
* AffectionateNickname: Belly is one, although she also gets called "Bells".
** Laurel always calls Susannah "Beck".
** Taylor gets called "Jewel" by the boys at school, which she pretends to hate but secretly loves.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Belly to Conrad, although it appears that she might be starting to get sick of it.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Belly's relationship with Taylor.
** To an extent, Jeremiah and Conrad.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Belly gives one to Conrad near the end of the first book, but his initial reaction is to dismiss it, prompting he and Belly to get into an argument.]]
* BerserkButton: Taylor presses Belly's when [[spoiler: she makes out with Steven.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: All three of the boys have this towards Belly, but she doesn't always appreciate it.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: '''Belly''', in spades. She constantly fluctuates between acting like a teenage and like a child, which gets lampshaded several times.
* CharacterTic: Belly sticking her tongue out, which highlights her childishness.
* ChickMagnet: Conrad.
* ClassClown: Jeremiah.
* DaddysGirl: Belly.
* DarkerAndEdgier: [[spoiler: The second book is much darker than the first, opening with Susannah's funeral.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Laurel and Conrad.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Belly laments she never gets called Isabelle, always Belly.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: She might like to pretend otherwise, but everyone knows Belly is in love with Conrad.
* [[spoiler: [[FirstGirlWins FirstGuyWins]]:]] [[spoiler: In the final book, Belly and Conrad get married.]]
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Conrad is the Responsible to Jeremiah's Foolish.
* GirlNoticesFirst: Belly for Conrad.
** Inverted with Cameron- he notices Belly a long time before she notices him.
* GreenEyedMonster: Belly is very jealous of Nicole, and is very obvious about it. She refers to her as "Red Sox Girl" most of the time.
* LoveHurts
* MamasBoy: Jeremiah is much closer to his mother, and is much more supportive of her than Conrad is.
* MistakenForGay: Belly begins to think Cameron is when he keeps avoiding making out with her and rejects going skinny-dipping with her.
* MoralityChain: Susannah is this for pretty much everyone, Conrad and Adam in particular.
* NerdGlasses: Belly used to wear them, but switches to contact lenses just before the story.
* NotSoStoic: Laurel, as the story goes on.
* ParentsAsPeople: Laurel, Susannah and Adam are all presented as people rather than just the kids' parents.
* ParentalSubstitute: Belly feels she's closer with Susannah than with her own mother.
* PrecisionFStrike: Belly telling Steven, "Go to hell." after [[spoiler: she catches him and Taylor together.]]
** In the second book, [[spoiler: Laurel tells Mr. Fisher, "Excuse me, but fuck you."]]
* PrecociousCrush: Belly for Conrad, although his is only two years older.
** [[spoiler: It turns out Taylor has one for Steven, although he just thinks Taylor is annoying.]]
* RapunzelHair: Susannah used to have this, and Belly's is mention as being long more than once.
** Angie, a girl Conrad has a crush on in one of the flashbacks, had almost waist-length hair.
* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Susannah is dying of cancer in the first book.]]
* SheIsAllGrownUp: The reaction both the boys and Susannah have to Belly when she first arrives at the Beach House. Also combined with SheCleansUpNicely.
* SlutShaming: Explored when [[spoiler: Taylor, after being knocked back by Conrad and apparently losing interest in Jeremiah, is caught by Belly making out with her brother. Belly then tells Taylor, "I'd never thought you'd act so...slutty." However, she also comments, "It was such bull. My supposed superiority over her. I'd trade places with her in a second."]]
* TheSmurfettePrincipal: Belly is the only girl amongst three older boys, and this is a source of frustration for her as she is perpetually left out of their activities growing up.
* SweetTooth: Belly. Conrad even says if they cut her open, she'd just bleed white sugar.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Belly is the Tomboy to Taylor's Girly Girl.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Taylor eats absolutely everything with ketchup.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Belly likes Conrad, but Jeremiah might have a thing for Belly.
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Steven and Belly's dad.
** Conrad and Jeremiah's dad as well.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Both Conrad and Jeremiah to their father, Mr. Fisher.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "The cancer came back, Belly. And this time it's not going away."]]
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: How Laurel felt about Susannah's marriage to Adam. She even tells Adam this to his face [[spoiler: after Susannah dies in the second book and he tries to sell the Summer House.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Jeremiah gives Conrad one near the end of the first book [[spoiler: when it's revealed the reason why Conrad is acting like an asshole is because Susannah's cancer has come back and he can't deal with it.]]
* WildTeenParty: Jeremiah, Belly and Conrad throw one in "It's Not Summer Without You".
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Belly and Taylor go through a rocky patch in the second book, but by the third they seem to grow out of their selfishness.
* WrongGuyFirst
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Jeremiah, of all people, cheats on Belly in "We'll Always Have Summer".]]
* YouthfulFreckles: Belly and Jeremiah both have them.