That Summer Book Summary and Study Guide

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Haven is a teenage girl with lots of family problems. Her parents are divorced and her mom is having a midlife crisis. Her father, who ignores her half the time, is a sportscaster who is getting married to the weather girl. Her sister is marrying a guy Haven can't stand.
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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. She blames her sister for breaking his heart, and begins to fall for him as well. This is a story of Haven's growing up and understanding you can't change some things, like her father getting remarried. Her own sweet Sumner broke her sister's heart when he cheated on her, not the other way around.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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