That Summer by Sarah Dessen

That Summer

Sarah Dessen

208 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

fiction romance young adult emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

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 the...

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Moods

emotional 60%
reflective 54%
lighthearted 43%
hopeful 18%
sad 11%
funny 10%
relaxing 8%
tense 6%
dark 2%
adventurous 1%
challenging 1%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 45%
slow 28%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 21%

Loveable characters?

No: 36% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 31%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 90% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

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