That Summer

About The Book:
Written by Sarah Dessen Published Year 1996
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister, the always perfect Ashley is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

I'm very biased, I love Sarah Dessen, for me she'll always be writing great books. The ending was very well put. The start of the story is a typical family drama; parents getting divorced and having a much popular/universally liked/cheerleader/pretty older sister. I think what makes it better is that Haven is like a real person, a teen who doesn't really feel comfortable with herself alot of times and someone who's not very good in dealing with changes. She thinks about boys too or rather a particular boy whom she looks up to alot. I love how it ends when she finally discovers what the boy really meant to her and finally seeing things for what they really are.

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