First I want to explain that I haven't been feeling very well which is why I haven't been posting much. Next week I'll be moving and then there's the back to school thing... life is about to get hectic but I will post at least twice a week. Thank you all to followers and all the lovely people who take time to visit and comment.
That Summer was my first Sarah Dessen novel and I enjoyed it.
Sarah's writing is so easy to read that I found myself effortlessly immersed in the story. Everything that happened felt real and I loved the different characters.
What Sarah exceeds at is creating a background full of colorful characters and events. The setting is well done, as is the timing so that the story is nice to read and makes sense. I understood why Haven felt the way she did and by the end, I was just as upset as she was. Sarah doesn't just tell that her characters are upset, she shows it.
What I like about That Summer was that it's a light novel that tackles more serious issues. Reading it was fun, and ending it was also fun. I didn't feel the need to zip through all the pages till the end, and while I do love books like that, sometimes just enjoying a novel and world is nice too.
Overall, I was happy with my first Sarah Dessen novel and I'm excited to start reading the rest! 3.5 stars,
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