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...more
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First- The storyline was boring.
Second- The characters were boring.
Third- The writing wasn't all that great. Very repetitive.
Fourth- I found no story progression and only 80 pages in I was just skimming through the pages hoping it would end soon.
You can definitely tell this was Sarah's first book, because I have really liked all her other books and this one just put me to sleep, as sad as I am to say that. I do no r ...more
I know, I know, you might think that this is crazy. PINKY RATED SARAH DESSEN'S BOOK 2 OUT OF 5 STARS. THE WORLD IS GONNA END, THIS IS CRAZY TALK! I find it hard to believe myself, all the Sarah Dessen books I read so far are so interesting and I love every single one of them, except this one. I know some people loved this book but I didn't enjoy it that much.
“Some things you don't have to tell. Some things, between sisters, are understood. ...more
That Summer wasn’t what I expected at all. The only character I really got to know was the protagonist, Haven, and I didn’t like her very much. I felt bad for her in the circumstances she was in, but there was something about her that just rubbed me the wrong way. I was also disappointed in the ending. I felt like I had waited for something very anti-climactic and didn’t seem true to the characters portrayed in the book.
It was extremely bo ...more
My major disappointments were twofold in the climax:
1. There had been so much hype about the sub-plot of Gwendolyn Rodgers, and all that happened was that she and Haven ran into each other in a rainstorm and stared at one another. WTF?
2. I kept feeling like Sumner w ...more
Haven, an almost six foot giant, is the reason I loved this book. She is just like me, except I am more on the ...more
Haven's interactions with others is what makes up the grand portion of this book, but her interactions with each individual person are actually very few. She only sees Sumner a handful of times. Sam ...more
It turned out to be a very realistic slice of life novel about a fifteen year old girl named Haven whose life has been turned upside down. She is adjusting to her parents divorce, her father's wedding to the "other woman" and her sister's impending wedding. She is unable to share any of her feelings with her best friend because she's tur ...more
Haven is dealing with a lot. Like growing to be really tall, dealing with her parents divorce, her dad's upcoming marriage and her sisters marriage and how things are changing so much. She can link it back to one specific summer. It was a neat storyline. ...more
Fifteen year old Haven's divorced father is getting remarried to his pregnant (Haven finds out a few weeks later) girlfriend and her sister, Ashley, is preparing for her own wedding a few weeks away. It seems that the whole world, including herself, is changing too fast and Haven keeps remembering one perfect summer when her whole family was happy, Haven t ...more
Pages/Length: 4hrs and 38mins
Genre: Young Adult; Contemporary.
At A Glance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No.
Cliff Hanger: no
Rating: 2.5 Stars
All out of ten
World Building: 5
Series Congruity: n/a
Best Part: Um.
Worst Part: Too much...
Thoughts Had: How old are you!?; drunk much?; ok?
Continuing the Series: n/a
Short Review: This MC was supposed to be 16, ...more
“Everything looks different when you're older, not staring up at the world but down upon it.”
This was completely different from what I was expecting! Looking at the cover you'd think this is a summer love story, but there's actually no romance at all. Even so, I was not disappointed.
This book is very short, but even so I was able to connected to Haven, and I thought the story was very beautiful. I think it's normal to feel lost sometimes, so the story just felt very realistic and ...more
The audiobook was decent, coming in at around four and 1/2 hours, and the narrator was okay. I didn't recognize her voice, and I don't think I've listened to anything she's narrated before, but I'd give her another ...more
Second. All the author can obsess over in thi ...more
I did feel bad for Haven throughout the story for all the challenges that she had to overcome. I found out more of a finding yourself book rather than a typical romance novel. Although, there was a few romances that occurred in the book, it was not the main focus of this novel. I felt like Haven was lost, did not know what to do or who t ...more
This wasn't really what I expected from this book. This is my ninth Sarah Dessen book, so I knew what to expect, despite the fact that this was her first book. And this book did follow a lot of my Sarah Dessen expectations. Though, based on the cover and title, I was expecting more of a light-hearted, summer read. While this book takes place during the summer, it's not the fun, summer book that I was expecting.
Haven is fifteen ...more
Starts with our main character Havan she's fifteen and her life is changing WAAAY to fast. She cant keep up with it all. In one summer she faces her parents divorce, her dad remarrying, her sister getting married, s ...more
The beginning of this book made it hard to get into. It was told through the eyes of Haven and she was describing the "characters"/people in her life, and I wish we would have gotten to experience their lives more through dialogue and a ...more
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