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Source: Purchased paperback
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Caution: May contain spoilers
When I picked this book out for the Summer Romance Challenge, I was under the assumption that it was a romance type book. Don’t get me wrong, there are romantic elements all over in it. Just not how I expected them to be.
Haven’s dad is getting remarried… to the local television weather girl, Lorna. Her sister Ashley is marrying Lewis, this guy that Haven doesn’t think is right for her. Her mother is still dealing with the aftermath of the divorce. And Haven--well she’s in the middle of everything and doesn’t know who she is or what’s going on. Then Ashley’s ex-boyfriend Sumner Lee shows up and Haven is reminded of the summer they all spent together. All the good times, and happy memories. As she recalls these, she doesn’t understand how her sister could have stopped being with him.
The journey that Haven takes in the current summer (when she’s fifteen) is a pretty amazing one. There is a lot of reminiscing of times past, which I think adds a sweet family and friends childhood type element to the story. Haven is going through one of those adolescent moments, unsure of everything you used to be so sure of. By the end of the story, she’s coming to terms with things, and she grows up a little bit more.
I thought it was a very cute story, even though it wasn’t the type of story I am used to from Sarah Dessen. It’s one of those simple books with a good lesson.
Pretty Good... Stay up until your bedtime