The Summer I Turned Pretty fans didn’t even get a chance to watch the first season of the Amazon Prime show before the studio renewed it for a second season. The fast renewal was a surprise for fans, but one that might have been excepted given that the series is based on a trilogy written by best-selling author Jenny Han.
The young adult drama series follows Belly, a sixteen-year-old who returns to Cousins to spend the summer with her mom’s best friend’s family. She sets out to make this summer different than the last and winds up in an awkward love triangle with her two best friends who also happen to be brothers. With three books of source material and an early renewal, it’s no surprise that The Summer I Turned Pretty left fans with some pretty big questions they hope get answered in season two.
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10 Is Susannah’s Treatment Trial Going To Work?
The Summer I Turned Pretty predominantly follows Belly’s summer misadventures, but there’s also an important plot revolving around Susannah. It’s hinted at early on that Susannah has been diagnosed with some type of cancer and doesn’t want to undergo treatment for it.
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However, when her sons find out in the season finale, they beg and plead with her to try the treatment. Susannah eventually agrees which has made fans wonder if the series will stray from the novels and have the trial actually work for her.
9 Are Belly And Conrad Going To Start Dating?
Belly and Conrad are certainly on their way to becoming one of the best will-they, won’t-they couples on television. While it’s clear these two care about each other immensely, they just can’t seem to get the timing right.
Season one ends with Conrad and Belly finally kissing on the beach, which would have been a sweet moment had Belly not been technically dating Conrad’s brother Jeremiah. Fans are hopeful that this won’t be too much of a complication so that Belly and Conrad can date freely in the second season.
8 Is Laurel Going To Go To The Book Event With Cleveland?
Laurel and Cleveland have the opposite of a meet-cute when they meet for the first time, and yet their paths end up crossing again in a more positive light. Over the course of the seven-episode season, Laurel and Cleveland’s relationship blossoms into something more serious. with Cleveland asking her to accompany him on a book convention trip.
Laurel says no originally because she figures she’s going to be helping the boys and Susannah but now that Susannah is going into treatment, she might have more free time on her hands.
7 How Did Conrad Know His Mom Was Sick?
At the start of the season, Susannah makes it abundantly clear to Laurel that she doesn’t want any of the kids, especially her sons, to know about her cancer diagnosis so they can have fun. However, Conrad’s perceptive personality means he knows something is wrong with his mother almost immediately.
While there were definitely tell-tale signs that Susannah is sick, many fans were left wondering how exactly Conrad found out about his mother’s diagnosis. It’s not a major question heading into season two but it is one that could help flesh out Conrad’s character and personality even more.
6 Is Belly Going To Tell Jeremiah About Kissing Conrad?
Belly spends the entire summer in a love triangle, sometimes even a love square. Though she doesn’t mean to be a heartbreaker, she grabs the attention of several boys in Cousins. During the finale, Belly is seeing Jeremiah, who is also her escort to the local debutante ball.
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In fact, Belly is still technically dating Jeremiah when she kisses Conrad on the beach the next night. Given the brothers’ rocky relationship, fans are interested to see if Belly will tell Jeremiah about the kiss or if she’ll find another excuse to break up with him — if she breaks up with him at all.
5 Are Steven And Shayla Going To Stay Together?
Belly isn’t the only one experiencing an epic coming-of-age summer love in The Summer I Turned Pretty; so is her older brother Steven. At first, Steven finds himself in a love triangle like his sister before he quickly realizes that Shayla is the girl he wants to be with.
Despite this knowledge, Steven can’t help but mess up again and again. Thankfully, Shayla is extremely forgiving and accepts his apology. Fans are interested to see if Shayla and Steven will stay together or if the distance and their differing communities will cause a rift between their love.
4 Will Laurel Start Writing Her Next Novel?
Laurel spends most of the first season of The Summer I Turned Pretty trying to be the best supportive best friend to Susannah while also dealing with the antics of their teenage children. However, she’s also supposed to be working on her next novel — the first one she’s writing post-divorce.
With so much going on in the first season, Laurel never starts on her next novel despite trying to. Perhaps, the experience with Susannah will give her the inspiration she needs to write her next novel in season 2.
3 Is Steven Going To Be Able To Afford College?
Steven may be busy falling in love with Shayla, but another major part of his character arc revolves around money. Unlike his best friends, Steven doesn’t come for money and actually has to work at the country club out of necessity and not fun so he can afford college.
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He does a good job at saving for a while until he gambles all of his summer earnings away while trying to keep up with the guys Shayla goes to school with. Back at square one, fans are interested to see how Steven is going to raise the money he needs to go to the college of his dreams.
2 Why Is Conrad So Mad At His Father?
Conrad gets a bit of a bad reputation in the first season for constantly being in a stand-offish and grumpy mood. However, his mood swings are mostly justified given all the things he’s privately dealing with.
One thing fans don’t quite understand though is why Conrad is so mad at his father. Some fans speculate that he knew his father had an affair several years ago, while others think he might be mad at his dad for treating Susannah differently now that she’s sick.
1 Will The Gang Return To Cousins Next Summer?
In her opening and closing monologues, belly makes it extremely clear that summer isn’t summer without spending it at Cousins with the Fishers. However, the series ends its first season with so many things up in the air.
With Susannah’s health in an unknown state, Steven’s college fund dwindling, and Belly caught in an awkward love triangle with brothers, fans are curious if she’ll even want to visit Cousins next summer- or, rather, if the gang will be emotionally able to go given Susannah’s health.
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