- Paperback: 198 pages
- Publisher: Speak (May 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0142401722
- ISBN-13: 978-0142401729
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.5 x 20.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,288,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
That Summer Paperback – 1 May 2004
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"A keenly observant narrative full of witty ironies."
"A keenly observant narrative full of witty ironies." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
About the Author
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 nine 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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Top Customer Reviews
Characters are the most important part of a story, and this woman can certainly write real, emotional people that I always find myself wishing I could be friends with. That Summer includes a mix of likeable but flawed personalities, and although it's shorter than most of Sarah's books, it's still an engaging and compelling read.
Haven, along with her sister Ashley, are brilliantly written, and I came away from the book feeling like I really knew them. I loved the family dynamic and loyalty between the sisters, and the way Haven and her family all stuck together. Although there's no trademark Dessen romance in That Summer, I didn't miss it. Everthing else is so vividly described that the absence of a main male character is hardly noticeable, and it's nice to just focus on Haven and her soon-to-be-married sister.
No-one writes YA fiction like Sarah Dessen, and I always read her books in a state of excitement. I'm so glad that I finally got to read That Summer, and even though it may not be her best, it's still miles better than a lot of YA out there.
I've enjoyed most of Sarah Dessen's books before, but sadly this was a bit of a disappointment.
and I did relate to a lot of the subject matter, parents divorcing, remarrying, and all that goes with
that, so I did enjoy it. Like I say, it was nice and easy to read, but not amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is Sarah Dessen's first book and it shows. It has promise but I found it boring and it felt very unpolished. However, her later books have proved to be excellent reads.Published 17 months ago by sunnyrandall
What can I say? I don't feel like I am given an honest review as I haven't read the whole book, however I didn't read the whole book because it was so bad. Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2012 by ghybjkl
this purchase was for a birthday present and it went down very well, so thank you very much i was very impressed.Published on 13 Feb. 2011 by yvonne
Another instant classic by Dessen... I have fallen in love with the author and how she perfectly captures the emotion of the characters in her book and relates to teenagers in such... Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2009 by Ms. Nora G. Mairs
I am a great fan of Sarah Dessen's work. 'Just Listen', 'Lock and Key' and 'The Truth About Forever' are some of my absolute favourites. Read morePublished on 31 July 2009 by MY