That Summer

By: Sarah Dessen

"That Summer" is about a girl and how her life changes in one summer. Her parents got divorced, and her dad got remarried to one of his coworkers from work. Now, Haven says her life isn't the same, since her dad has a new wife. Haven doesn't want to call her step mom "mom" because she only wants one mom, so she continues to call her by her real name.

In "That Summer", there were many powerful parts, but the one that stood out to me was when Haven's dad got remarried. I found this powerful because this is what caused Haven's life to change forever.