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For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister — the always perfect Ashley — is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

Review:

"Dessen adds a fresh twist to a traditional sister-of-the-bride story with her keenly observant narrative full of witty ironies. Her combination of unforgettable characters and unexpected events generates hilarity as well as warmth." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A worthy theme, but the chief attractions here are the appealing cast and droll humor." Kirkus Reviews

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Originally published by Orchard Books in 1996.

Synopsis:

The more things change. . .

 

As far as Haven is concerned, theres just too much going on.

 

Everything is changing, and shes not sure where she fits in.

 

Then her sisters old boyfriend shows up, sparking memories of the summer when they were all happy and everything was perfect. . . .

 

But along the way, Haven realizes that sometimes change is a good thing.

 

“Unforgettable” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

Also by Sarah Dessen:

Along for the Ride

Dreamland

Just Listen

Keeping the Moon

Lock and Key

The Moon and More

Someone Like You

This Lullaby

The Truth About Forever

What Happened to Goodbye

Synopsis:

For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister&150the always perfect Ashley&150is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

About the Author

Sarah Dessen's first novel, That Summer, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, was published in 1996. Her other books include Someone Like You and Keeping the Moon, both ALA Quick Picks and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year. Her fourth novel, Dreamland, was published in the fall of 2000. She lives in North Carolina, where she teaches creative writing at UNC-CH.

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cr_harvey94, September 8, 2007 (view all comments by cr_harvey94)
Sarah Dessens first novel is probably her best.
That summer describes a teenage girl, who's life is turned upside down, her parents are divorced, her fathers just remarried, her sisters getting married, and on top of that she's almost six feet tall, and she's only 15. But then sumner, her sisters ex boyfriend comes back in town, and he seems to make everything all right for her, until she finds out what really happened that summer years ago when Sumner was in there lives.

I absolutly love the way Dessen makes you feal about being a women. Almost always her characters are independant and strong, the way a women should be.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142401729
Author:
Dessen, Sarah
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Weddings
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.63x5.40x.57 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12 up to 16

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Product details 224 pages Speak - English 9780142401729 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dessen adds a fresh twist to a traditional sister-of-the-bride story with her keenly observant narrative full of witty ironies. Her combination of unforgettable characters and unexpected events generates hilarity as well as warmth." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A worthy theme, but the chief attractions here are the appealing cast and droll humor."
"Synopsis" by , Originally published by Orchard Books in 1996.
"Synopsis" by ,
The more things change. . .

 

As far as Haven is concerned, theres just too much going on.

 

Everything is changing, and shes not sure where she fits in.

 

Then her sisters old boyfriend shows up, sparking memories of the summer when they were all happy and everything was perfect. . . .

 

But along the way, Haven realizes that sometimes change is a good thing.

 

“Unforgettable” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

Also by Sarah Dessen:

Along for the Ride

Dreamland

Just Listen

Keeping the Moon

Lock and Key

The Moon and More

Someone Like You

This Lullaby

The Truth About Forever

What Happened to Goodbye

"Synopsis" by ,
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister&150the always perfect Ashley&150is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

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