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Key art for 'The Summer I Turned Pretty.'
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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.

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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.

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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.