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Taylor Jewel

Name

Taylor Jewel

Age

15-18 (throughout series)

Gender

Female

Nicknames

Jewel (Boys in school)
Tyler (Jeremiah)
Tay (Belly)

Occupation

Student

Family

Lucinda Jewel (mother)
Unnamed Father
Bridget (sister)

Children

None

Significant Others

Steven (fling)
Jeremiah (Kissed)
Davis

"You're probably the only one who could stop her from going through with this wedding. But you better be damn sure you still want her, because if you don't, you're just effing up their lives for no reason. Don't eff up my best friend's life, Conrad. Don't be a selfish bastard like usual. Be the good guy she says you are. Let her go."

Taylor advising Conrad to let go of Belly, We'll Always Have Summer

Taylor Jewel is Belly's best friend despite being her polar opposite. She is shown to be very popular among the boy crowd being the girl that boys "look at for that extra beat" and is often considered something of a slut as she is unafraid to wield her beauty to get any guy she may want. She and Belly have a rough friendship that is majorly strained when she badly treats Jeremiah during her first trip to Cousins when they were thirteen. However, the two manage to make amends and resume their friendship despite other obstacles they face. She is boy crazy, shallow and vain, but eventually sheds her childish personality by the final novel of the series. 

BiographyEdit

In The Summer I Turned Pretty, as seen in flashbacks, she goes for Steven, Conrad and Jeremiah almost at once (first flirting with Conrad, kissing and leading Jeremiah on and then getting caught kissing Steven in less than a week) despite telling Belly that girls "can't do that." Belly is enraged that Taylor did so since Taylor assured her that she wouldn't hurt Jeremiah (who was aware that he really liked her) and calls her a slut, clearly hurting Taylor's feelings. This drives Taylor to leave the trip early on her own. 

She is seen desperately trying to pair Belly with guys and trying to get her to "show some cleave" despite her friend's endless protests. She and Belly have a falling out towards the climax of It's Not Summer Without You when she accuses Belly of being "a crappy friend" when Belly does not want her to come to a party at the beach house, claiming that she "keeps her summer house and her summer boys all to herself and not sharing anything with [her]," which sparks an argument between the two girls. By We'll Always Have Summer it is shown that they manage to make peace when Belly goes to see her at her house and talking over clothes. Taylor can also be seen throughout the course of the novel completely supporting Belly in her wedding plans, organizing and helping Belly pick her dress. She confronts Conrad after suspecting he said something upset Belly, noticing a change in her behavior, warning him to leave her alone as he has only done nothing but hurt her endlessly in the past.

Despite this, she admits Belly told her that a part of her will always love him and that she knows he loves Belly too - "only he can stop her from marrying Jeremiah" - and to be "damn sure he still wants her [Belly]". However, she insists for him to be the "good guy Belly says he is" by "let[ting] her go". 

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

It shown that Taylor is somewhat superficial as well as extremely flirty, even as a young girl. Belly often wondered how they were friends given they were polar opposites of each other, but Taylor is shown to be a loyal friend throughout the series, often defending Belly. 

RelationshipsEdit

Taylor has had a series of flings and short lived relationships throughout the series. In The Summer I Turned Pretty, Belly mentions that she had two previous boyfriends who were "nothing close to being men" when Taylor remarks how she "likes her men dark". Despite this, Taylor has no serious committed relationship with any guy in the series. It is revealed in It's Not Summer Without You that she lost her virginity to a guy she had been interested in at the time (although he was not interested in her afterwards and the relationship went no further after this).  

QuotesEdit

  • "Don't eff up my best friend's life, Conrad."
  • "Yeah! Duh! I don't wear fake, Belly."
  • "Hi, Ste-ven,"
  • "Belly has lots of friends. Do I look like someone who would hang out with a loser?"
  • "Oh my God, he's so cute."
  • "I like my men dark."
  • "And just what do you mean by that? That I'm not deep?... Don't answer that."
  • "Just you wait. I'm gonna drag my nails across his face when I see him. I'll leave him so scarred no girl will ever hook up with him again."
  • "You'd better me damn sure you still want her, because if you don't, you're just effing up their lives for no reason."
  • "Go back to jacking off."
  • "I'm not a slut."
  • "I am gonna make that boy's head spin."
  • "Belly, your boobs have really gotten big!"
  • "Don't get twisted. I hate him to death right now. He effed up in a colossal way." 
  • "Belly is my oldest friend in the world. Of course it's my business."
  • "Are you still trying to tell me you don't care?" 
  • "That Zeta Pi slut."
  • "Do you think you'll take him back?"
  • "If some guy cheated on me while we were on a break, if he so much as looked at another girl, no. He'd be a donzo."
  • "It's gonna be an apocalypse. Like dead bodies. Like blood in the streets. And when I say blood, I mean your blood."
  • "You're effing kidding me. You're engaged?!"
  • "I'm so honored."
  • "You can hardly even tell she's three months pregnant."
  • "He's not that hot. He just thinks he is."
  • "No. Sit your ass back down."
  • "I would be willing to bet money that she was crying because of you. Again. Nice one, Conrad." 
  • "Do you have any idea how badly you've hurt, over and over again?" 
  • "You treat her like a toy that you just pick up and play with whenever you feel like it. You're like a little boy. Someone took what was yours, and you don't like that one bit, so you swoop in and shit all over everything just because you can."
  • "Don't be a selfish bastard like usual. Be the good guy she says you are. Let her go." 

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