Key art for 'The Summer I Turned Pretty.'

12 Ways The Summer I Turned Pretty Is Different From The Book It's Based On

From new characters to added drama, there were a lot of changes.


Curious how the hit series The Summer I Turned Pretty deviates from the source material — Jenny Han’s 2009 YA romance novel? Read on to find out some of the major updates. Spoilers to follow.


Belly’s Ethnicity

Belly (Lola Tung) was not half Korean in the book. With the success of the To All the Boys I Loved Before film adaptations, author and co-showrunner Jenny Han was able to portray her characters the way she originally envisioned.