Tuesday, March 25, 2008
That Summer - Sarah Dessen
It seems like Haven's summer couldn't get too much worse. Her best friend is off at 4-H camp, her sister, Ashley, is getting married, and her father is getting married to the "Weather Pet" - the person who broke her mom and dad apart.
Then, one day, she runs into Sumner, one of Ashley's ex-boyfriends, and remembers a summer when things seemed so perfect. Once a new light is shed on things, however, she realizes that things weren't as perfect as they seemed.
That Summer was kind of a let down to me. It was Sarah's first book and I don't think she had her touch that she has now yet. Don't get me wrong, it's not horrible - it's better than some YA books I've read before. After the other Sarah Dessen books I've read, this one was just.. different. At times, I thought it was hard to understand what Haven was thinking or feeling. I don't really like that in a book - it bugs me.
If you're looking for a better Sarah Dessen book, I'd check out The Truth About Forever or Someone Like You, the other two which I have read.