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What Happens In ‘TSITP’ Book 3? The Plot Is Pretty Wild

Team Conrad or Team Jeremiah? The question of the summer. After the shocking The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 finale, it seems we have our answer. The teen angst and pining is over and Belly made her choice, much to some fans’ dismay. We might not know when TSITP Season 3 will air, but we do know what happens in the third and final installment in Jenny Han’s Summer book series. If the Season 2 finale has you just dying to know what happens with Belly and her boys and you can’t wait another year to see what happens –– I’ve got you. Buckle up, because we’re time jumping. Spoiler warning:  Spoilers for It’s Not Summer Without You, We’ll Always Have Summer, and The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2 follow.

Season 2 ended with Belly choosing which Fisher brother would be her one and always and she chose Jeremiah. That’s a big win for Gavin Casalegno stans since it’s safe to assume we’ll be seeing much more of him in Season 3, based on how the books went. But, Conrad girls also haven’t seen the last of Christopher Briney playing the eldest Fisher son, and neither has Belly. 

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Season 2 seemingly wrapped things up and put a nice bow on top, but so did Han’s It’s Not Summer Without You before flipping the TSITP universe on its head with We’ll Always Have Summer

We have no clue how TSITP Season 3 will pick things up, but if it’s anything like We’ll Always Have Summer, then there’s going to be a two-year time jump. Goodbye, high school era Belly; hello, college girl Belly. Jeremiah and Belly are going into their third year together as they tackle their new environment (yes, they go to the same university). College can be incredibly stressful, so thank god Belly has her reliable BF to lean on… or not. 

After expressing her mental health struggles and telling Jeremiah she feels like he’s been distant, Jeremiah tells her he has a confession to make: He cheated on her. WTF? I know. And how does he make up for this? He immediately proposes, and Belly accepts, for some reason. To emphasize how quickly he proposes, he confesses to cheating and then is down on one knee before Belly can even process what he’s said. 

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Most of the novel follows Belly as she shops for a wedding dress, browses different wedding venues, and plans her guest list. Unsurprisingly, the “happy” couple soon finds out both the Conklin and Fisher family are so not on board with approving their teenage marriage. Even less so when they find out about Jeremiah’s infidelity. (Can you blame them?) Enter: Conrad.

It’s been years since Belly and Conrad interacted in person and they’ve got some catching up to do. The wedding date draws closer, as do Conrad and Belly. Yikes. In yet another dramatic twist, Jeremiah, on the day of the wedding, walks out, saying he believes Belly still has feelings for his brother. And she does.

The epilogue of We’ll Always Have Summer details the beautiful wedding of Belly and Conrad a few years into the future. Sorry Jeremiah girls, but Conrad does get the girl in the end. At least Jeremiah got to shine in Season 2. 

That being said, the showrunners made plenty of changes in Seasons 1 and 2, so don’t expect Season 3 to follow the book’s plot perfectly. We’ve got a while until we see what’s coming next for TSITP, so in the meantime I’ll be binging every cheesy romance show I can find to tide myself over and I recommend you do the same. 

Emma Lingo is the senior editor at Her Campus’s University of Missouri chapter. She oversees the entertainment and culture verticals on the site, including television, movies, and book coverage. Beyond Her Campus, Emma works as a freelance writer. Her bylines have appeared in The List, The Missourian, Vox Magazine, Shifter Magazine and more. She will graduate with a major in journalism in Summer 2023 with an emphasis on reporting and writing. In her free time, Emma enjoys reading, journaling, and hanging out with her cat Tuna. She’s a certified Swiftie who has a major bone to pick with John Mayer and is always down to go from a drive and blast music.