That Summer By: Sarah Dessen

Published in October 1996. The setting is in Lakeview Town. Flashbacks to the summer was taken place in Virginia Beach.

Sarah Dessen

Sarah DesseN IS THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF TEN NOVELS. She lives in chapel hill, North carolina with her husband and daughter.


Haven is 15 years old and nearly 6 feet tall. Her father is getting remarried and her sister Ashley (always perfect) is planning her own wedding. She wishes everything would go back to normal until an old boyfriend comes back. The past sparks memories from the summer and everything gets turned around. But maybe change is a good thing.


Sumner is the old crush who was her older sisters boyfriend until she dumped him and started dating a new guy.

Summary; Her father,who is getting married to the weather girl. Her sister is marrying a guy Haven can't stand. Before her family life fell apart, Haven had a crush on her sister's boyfriend, Sumner. Now Sumner is back in her life and charming her.

Sumner comes back to spark memories back in the summer and was a crush of haven's. he is ashley's ex-boyfriend.

I like this book because it shows a lot of romance and the story of two people and what happened between them and also it had good conflict with some of the characters which kept me interested.

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