If you loved the “The Summer I Turned Pretty” series, you’ll love books narrated by Gavin Casalegno, one of the leading actors in the show.
If you’re a fan of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” book trilogy and the Amazon Prime Video show, you likely know all about Gavin Casalegno. The young actor started appearing in movies at the age of seven, alongside stars like Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.
His brown hair and piercing blue eyes make him stand out on screen, but his acting skills are impressive too. He has appeared in popular TV shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and “Walker.” Also, his film appearances in “I am Gabriel” and “Nine Seconds” are memorable.
Due to the international success of book two of the “The Summer I Turned Pretty” trilogy, he also narrated the audiobook for Audible. But has he narrated any other audiobooks? Here’s everything you need to know about his work.
Which books has Gavin Casalegno narrated?
So far, Gavin Casalegno has narrated only one book. He plays Jeremiah in the Prime Video series “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” and his character is prominent in book two. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that he took over the narration for the second part of the trilogy.
Readers who enjoyed the book and TV series will appreciate having Gavin provide the narration. Even though he’s a young actor, he has rich experience across many TV shows and movie genres.
Furthermore, he has trained with the best acting coaches and worked with well-known casting directors in the movie industry. Listeners can enjoy his emotional range as he describes his love for the main character, Belly. His narration capabilities alone convey his personal life’s conflicted feelings and struggles.
In book two of the trilogy, titled “It’s Not Summer Without You,” Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno) talks about how much Belly has changed from the previous summer. When she arrived at the beach house at Cousins Beach, he starts seeing her in a more romantic light.
But she has her sight set on his brother, Conrad, so that complicates matters. This love triangle is the dominant theme of the trilogy. In that respect, Gavin Casalegno does a great job of stirring up the listeners’ emotions.
Other books by Jenny Han
To fully understand how Jenny Han’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty” dives into the topic of young love and the struggles that come along, we have to discuss the other two books as well. We’ll mention the main characters and touch on the most important themes, without adding too many spoilers.
So, who are the main characters?
Isabel “Belly” Conklin – She is the protagonist and the book narrator. She spends summers with her mother and older brother Steven at Cousins Beach, alongside her mom’s best friend and her family.
Jeremiah Fisher – He is the younger son of Susannah and the “golden boy” of the family. In book two of the trilogy, he is Belly’s love interest.
Conrad Fisher – As another love interest for Belly, Conrad is a part of the love triangle. He’s initially portrayed as a jerk but shows a different side too.
Susannah Fisher – Belly’s mother’s best friend who significantly impacts the story’s development.
Taylor Jewel – Belly’s best friend and confidant.
“The Summer I Turned Pretty”
The first book titled “The Summer I Turned Pretty” introduces the characters and Belly in particular. The story focuses on her relationship with her mother and brother and tells us about their tradition of vacationing with the Fisher family.
This summer, at the age of 16, Belly feels and looks different and falls for the brooding Conrad Fisher. After you read the first book, you can follow the first season on Prime Video and see actress Lola Tung as Belly and actor Christopher Briney as Conrad. The release date for season two has not yet been announced, but we can expect Gavin Casalegno to shine in the upcoming series.
“We’ll Always Have Summer”
If you have “We’ll Always Have Summer” on your wishlist, keep in mind that Lola Tung and Christopher Briney narrate the audiobook, as actors playing Belly and Conrad are prominent in book three. In this book, Belly Conklin is a college freshman and seemingly happy.
But her love life suffers a blow, and she finds herself confused and not knowing what she wants. The love triangle continues to evolve in the most unusual ways.
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The Jenny Han trilogy has been a worldwide success, but Gavin Casalegno’s narration was too. If you’re “team Jeremiah,” you’re probably looking forward to new additions to this franchise. However, if you enjoy Gavin Casalegno’s narration work, you’ll likely be interested in anything he does, including narrating audiobooks.
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Can you Listen to Audible on Kindle?
Yes, you can. Audiobook listeners can access Audible titles using the Kindle app provided they’ve turned on the Whispersync for Voice functionality. This synchronization feature allows you to listen to audiobooks on multiple devices, without losing your progress.
Who narrated “The Midnight Club”?
Iman Benson, a well-known actress, narrates “The Midnight Club” audiobook. She is also a star in the new series of the same name on Netflix.
What other books has Jenny Han written?
Author Jenny Han wrote “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” another incredibly popular young adult romance novel, “P.S. I Still Love You,” and “Always and Forever, Lara Jean.” She’s also a children’s book author known for “Shug” and “Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream.”