Her sister's marrying the most boring man in the world. Her parents are divorced and her mom is having a midlife crisis. The review of this Book prepared by Rachael High.

( Log Out /  In this book a girl named Haven goes through one summer that changes her life. Now Sumner is back in her life and charming her.

I have read a lot of Sarah Dessen's books and in this case That Summer got beat out by Sarah Dessen's other books. That Summer tells the story of a 15-year-old girl Haven, as she copes with her sister's engagement, her father's remarriage, and her best friend's personality changes. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. (Dessen 2013). She just wants something to ground her, something allow her to make good memories again. Haven's summer is not going the way she wanted it to be especially when her father is remarrying Lorna Queen.

Book talking Ideas: Read Haven’s description of Ashley’s boyfriends and how they dictate times in their lives. Title: That Summer Author: Sarah Dessen Page Count: 208 F/NF: Fiction Genre: Young adult Rating: 7/10 Summary: Haven's life is changing faster than she'd like it to. Click on a plot link to find similar books.

Plot Summary: Haven has grown to be just shy of six feet tall in the last… Someone Like You Summary.

Reader’s Annotation/Teaser: Haven’s summer is one full of change and it seems that she is being forced to change with everything else. Her best friend's… Her father is getting remarried, and she is constantly taking care of her mother’s feelings. Sumner Lee - Ashley's old boyfriend who is a charming young man. That Summer Book Summary and Study Guide. That Summer was a pretty good book, but not Sarah Dessen's best by far.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The main setting of the book"That Summer" by Sarah Dessen takes place in Lakeview which is a small town where Haven lives with the rest of the characters from the book. She is the author of several novels, including The Truth about Forever, Just Listen and Along for the Ride. She just wants something to ground her, something allow her to make good memories again. Sumner returns to town and takes on odd jobs. I have read many Dessen books, which are all mostly set in the same area and have never been so aware of the fact that they were set in the south as in this reading of the book. Sumner reminds her of that summer where everything was good; when her parents were still together, when Ashley laughed and was nice to Haven, and when they went away as a family on vacation to the beach. Her eleventh novel, The Moon and More, was published in June 2013. Haven feels alone in the world this summer until she comes across Sumner, one of her sister, Ashley’s old boyfriends. Haven wishes Sumner was still with Ashley and it would have been a perfect life, but Haven doesn't know that Sumner cheated on Ashley. Dessen, S. (2013). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Ashley finds Haven in the woods, where she tells Haven she had only had broken up with Sumner because he had cheated on her, breaking Haven's illusion of their perfect past. Her own sweet Sumner broke her sister's heart when he cheated on her, not the other way around.

Within the course of the novel, Sumner reappears in Haven's life. Fed up with the drama in her life, Haven runs away. Haven’s best friend comes back from 4H camp madly in love, with habits and an attitude that neither Haven nor her parents like. Why I chose it: I have loved every Sarah Dessen book I have read and I had a long drive to go on, so I jumped at the chance to listen to one of her books on the road. 117 Personal Connection: Characters continued.. Setting/Theme I found this book so easy to relate to, it allows you to see that ( Log Out /  If one wedding isn't enough how about two weddings? However, he cheated on her on Halloween night for a girl named Laurel Adams. Retrieved from http://sarahdessen.com/press-kit/. It is a summer of growing up and changing roles, as well as connecting with her family in a way she hasn’t ever before. Her sister is getting married at the end of the summer, and thus everything is revolving around the wedding plans.

Sarah Dessen Booklist Sarah Dessen Message Board. ( Log Out /  Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=That_Summer_(Dessen_novel)&oldid=958685842, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 May 2020, at 05:41. Other places where the story takes place is in Lakeview Mall which is where Haven works in the shoe Bio/Press kit.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of That Summer; Haven is a teenage girl with lots of family problems. Unlike most Dessen’s novel, Haven’s character seems unrealistically calm with the events that are surrounding her. This is a story of Haven's growing up and understanding you can't change some things, like her father getting remarried. Lorna Queen is a weather women who works with Haven's father. Dessen cleverly uses a vent in Haven’s floor to allow her to hear the conversations that are happening in the kitchen. Haven spends this summer selling shoes at the mall and trying to cope with and digest all the changes that are happening and have happened around her. She blames her sister for breaking his heart, and begins to fall for him as well. Nothing seems stable except for Haven's memories—especially those of the summer when Ashley dated Sumner Lee, who, as part of the backstory, is described as bringing the family together. That Summer by: Sarah Dessen Figurative Language: Hyperbole: "But it wasn't the same: it wasn't bronzed, with pink lips and lashes a mile long.." Pg. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “Someone Like You” by Sarah Dessen. She lives in North Carolina. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. As Sarah Dessen’s first novel, this book is mostly about the characters around the protagonist, rather than Haven herself. Sarah Dessen. Although it was nice to have slightly different voices for the different characters, the readers drawl was slow and made all the characters seem unlikable because of they way she portrayed them talking. ( Log Out / 

Plot Summary: Haven has grown to be just shy of six feet tall in the last six months and she doesn’t feel like she can fit into the way things are now. In this way, we get Haven’s point of view, but also a third person point of view as well. Remember to check out my other blog for a bunch more of these! Ask readers if they have ever had a friend who has marked periods of their life. Critical Evaluation: I listened to the audio book version of this book and would like to initially evaluate the reader of the novel. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Haven is six feet tall which makes her feel uncomfortable in her own skin. Towards the end, she does a lot of Coming of Age in a quick burst of teenage angst and then familial love. Ask readers to describe their perfect summer. Plot summary. When she doesn't come home, her family searches for her. A motion picture based on her first two books That Summer and Someone Like You, entitled How to Deal, was released in 2003. Overall, the characters grow and the plot moves at a good rate, but the depth of Haven’s character, and her lack of romance makes this novel very different than most her other novels. Change ). Her mother's planning a trip to Europe. About the Author:  Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in Creative Writing. This novel and Dessen's Someone Like You are the basis for the film How to Deal. Her father's marrying a woman half his age. Age Level: 12+ISBN-10: 0142401722Reader’s Annotation/Teaser: Haven’s summer is one full of change and it seems that she is being forced to change with everything else.

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