Friday, 13 August 2010

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

Title: That Summer
Author: Sarah Dessen
Published by: Penguin
Publication date: 2nd July 2009
Pages: 240
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Library.


For fifteen-year-old Haven this is the summer where everything changes.

Dad is remarrying. Her sister Ashley is planning a wedding of her own. They're both moving on, but Haven is lost in memories of a time when life was happy and her family was whole.

And then Ashley's ex, the charming and funny Sumner Lee; arrives in town.

He reminds Haven of carefree days gone by, and she can't help but wonder - has fate brought this person back from her past to change her future?

Firstly, I love how all of Sarah Dessens book covers are like a collage. They look amazing and every time you look at it, you see something new. It's interesting, eye-catching....Sarah Dessens books have the best covers I have EVER seen - seriously!

The story was a little slow in places. You found yourself wanting to skip some pages because they were boring, sometimes there wasn't enough....drama.  Other than that, this is a great book to start with if you haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen before!

My favourite character is Sumner Lee. Haven, (the main character), has an older sister called Ashley - Sumner is Ashley's ex boyfriend. He seems really cool, and he drives an old VW Beetle ;)

So....overall, it is worth reading. I'd give it a rating of 3.5/5....it's good, but not as good as some of Sarah Dessen's other books!

3 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to say you didn't like this more! Sarah Dessen is my author idol and That Summer is one of my favourites! :)

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  2. I love Sarah Dessen! She's one of my favourite authors, and this is one of my favourite books of hers. You should try Just Listen- it's great!
    It's a pity you didn't like it that much, but don't give up on her!
    -R

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  3. She's one of my favourite authors too, and her other books are really good - I just wasn't too keen on this one ;)

    I've read Just Listen, it's fantastic! One of my fave books of hers.

    Thanks for your comments :)

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