That Summer by Sarah Dessen

88%

5 Critic Reviews

Her combination of unforgettable characters and unexpected events generates hilarity as well as warmth.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The more things change. . .
 
As far as Haven is concerned, there’s just too much going on.
 
Everything is changing, and she’s not sure where she fits in.
 
Then her sister’s old boyfriend shows up, sparking memories of the summer when they were all happy and everything was perfect. . . .
 
But along the way, Haven realizes that sometimes change is a good thing.
 
“Unforgettable” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Dreamland
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye
 

About Sarah Dessen

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Sarah Dessen is the author of seven previous novels for young adults, including the "New York Times" bestseller "Just Listen," She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
 
Published May 11, 2004 by Speak. 211 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for That Summer
All: 5 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good
on May 20 2010

...the chief attractions here are the appealing cast and droll humor.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Oct 02 2008

Her combination of unforgettable characters and unexpected events generates hilarity as well as warmth.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Yumin Ye on Jul 22 2010

Once you pick up one of her novels, you won't be able to help yourself in picking up more.

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Booklist Online

Good
Reviewed by Hazel Rochman on Feb 15 2013

Haven’s funny, desperate voice draws you right into every scene...

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by Jill Murphy on Jul 01 2009

There's nothing saccharine about it, but it's very sweet and it makes you feel good to read it.

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75%

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