Book News: Jenny Han’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty” Optioned for TV

NYT bestselling author Jenny Han’s book trilogy THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, optioned to LIONSGATETelevision (Weeds, Mad Men) and Allison Shearmur Productions and will be developed for a TV series, by Holly McGhee of Pippin Properties and Jason Dravis of Montiero-Rose-Dravis.

This news was announced yesterday on Jenny Han’s Tumblr and I’m really happy for her and the series. I haven’t read it yet but if it’s anything like Burn for Burn which she co-wrote with Siobhan Vivian then I’m very excited. Here’s a synopsis:

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Are you excited by this news? Can you see this as a television series?

A. A. Omer

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