Here's who Belly actually ends up with in The Summer I Turned Pretty books
18 August 2023, 11:13 | Updated: 18 August 2023, 17:24
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Does Belly end up with Conrad or Jeremiah? A guide to what happens in the final The Summer I Turned Pretty book.
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Belly has multiple love interests in The Summer I Turned Pretty but who does she end up with in the books?
The Summer I Turned Pretty fans will no doubt already know that the series is based on the iconic Jenny Han trilogy of the same name. Like the series, the books put Belly in a love triangle – well, square – with three boys vying for her attention. There's Cam, her kind, first boyfriend. Conrad, her broody first crush. And Jeremiah, Conrad's charming brother.
The first season of The Summer I Turned Pretty introduced us to all three love interests and it's a pretty loyal adaptation of the first book. By Season 2, things with Cam are very much in the past but it dives even further into Belly's romantic relationships with Jeremiah and Conrad and it ends just like the second book.
But who does Belly choose in the final novel though? Here's your extensive guide to how the trilogy ends.
WARNING: THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY SPOILERS BELOW!
Who does Belly end up with in The Summer I Turned Pretty?
Belly breaks up with Cam midway through season 1 after confessing that she's in love with someone else and, at the end of the season, Jeremiah reveals that he's in love with Belly. Belly begins considering a relationship with Jeremiah. He's set to take her to the debutante ball but, when Jeremiah finds out that his mum Susannah has cancer, Conrad fills in for him.
The first season, like the book, ends with Belly and Conrad revealing that they're in love with each other and it looks as though they may finally take a crack at a relationship together.
Who does Belly end up with in It's Not Summer Without You?
As demonstrated in the first few episode of season 2, Belly and Conrad finally date each other in It's Not Summer Without You. However, Susannah dies in the second book and this causes Conrad to pull away from Belly. They breakup before Susannah dies after prom. They also fight at Susannah's funeral when Belly sees Conrad's ex comforting him.
Throughout the second book, Belly begins to bond more with Jeremiah and they grow closer and closer. At the end of the second book, Conrad, unable to be honest about his emotions, insists that Belly should be with Jeremiah instead.
Who does Belly end up with in We'll Always Have Summer?
In the third and final book, We'll Always Have Summer, Belly and Jeremiah start a serious romantic relationship and go to college together. Things begin well, but at college Jeremiah cheats on Belly at a frat party and she ends things with him.
In response, Jeremiah begs Belly to forgive him and he proposes to her. Despite her family's concerns, Belly says yes.
Does Belly end up with Conrad or Jeremiah in The Summer I Turned Pretty books?
Belly and Jeremiah plan to get married at Susannah's iconic beach home in Cousins in the third book. While planning, Belly finds out that Conrad has been living there. It's not long before she realises that she actually loves him. Belly and Jeremiah break up and Belly moves to Spain to study abroad. Conrad then begins writing her romantic letters.
When Belly returns, she and Conrad begin dating again and the book ends with the couple getting married. It rains heavily but Belly and Conrad couldn't care less. They run into the sea with their wedding clothes on, happy to finally be together forever.
As for Jeremiah, he and Belly decide to be friends and he attends Belly and Conrad's wedding with an unnamed date. We imagine that the series may explore who that is in further depth. Meanwhile, Cam only appears in the first book.
Whether or not the series makes any changes to this storyline going forward remains to be seen. Cam obviously is still in season 2, so anything is possible in season 3 and beyond.
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