Here I am having a blast this summer and then comes this hellish title to put a damp on things. Lol. Rush to the Dead Summer (夏至未至) is the next Guo Jing Ming’s novel to be adapted into a tv series. A press conference is held today to introduce the cast and release some generic posters. The youthful story that spans the period of ten years focuses on friendship, alienation, and one ultimate betrayal that breaks the group of close friends, each going their own way and entering society. Despite growing up poor and kind, our heroine (Zheng Shuang) works hard and wins a scholarship into a grand secondary school (hmm? sounds familiar?) where she meets a talented painter-to-be (Cheney Chen) and his best friend (Bai Jing Ting). Of course, love blooms in more ways than one.