That Summer

That Summer

Book rating: 02 Paperback

By (author) Sarah Dessen

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  • Publisher: SPEAK
  • Format: Paperback | 198 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 5 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142401722
  • ISBN 13: 9780142401729
  • Sales rank: 30,035

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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"

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Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.

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By Najla Qamber 06 Feb 2012 2

To be completely frank. I expected so much from this book only to be disappointed. I expected a book with more depth and a better plot. Okay, so there wasn't much of a plot. I've read other books that were equally plotless but this one I didn't like much at all. It lacked everything I wanted in a contemporary, young adult book. And seriously. I just feel bad about it. After the 100th page I started feeling like the story, or an inkling of it was going down hill from there.

This book is pretty much written for way younger readers below 14 years of age. And I'm hoping whoever read this below that age group were able to understand whatever morale Dessen has written it to give out.

That Summer is Sarah Dessen's debut novel and I'm pretty sure she has gotten better over the years. Since everyone loves her books. I'm going to go ahead and pick up her latest book and have at it. In hopes that her books have more depth and a lot more fluff!

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"A keenly observant narrative full of witty ironies."