Exposition In That Summer By Sarah Dessen the exposition would be when Haven finds out that her dad is getting married to a woman that she does not like. Haven feels like her family is falling apart. Her dad is ignoring her and Haven cannot stand it. Also Haven finds out that her sister is getting married to her boyfriend that she has not had for long. Haven is very worried because Ashley, her sister, is known for having very many boyfriends and then breaking up with them.
Resolution The resolution in That Summer by Sarah Dessen is when Havens life becomes better. After she runs away she comes back and her friends and family have changed. Her best friend broke up with her boyfriend and she returned to normal. She does not do drugs, alcohol, or smokes anymore. She comes back and says sorry for everything. Havens dad starts talking to her and she feels like her life and family is coming back together even though her parents are divorced.
The climax in That Summer by Sarah Dessen is when Haven meets back up with her old crush, Sumner, who was her older sisters boyfriend until she dumped him and started dating a new guy. Ashley, who is her sister, has been known for dating very many boys. Ashley is now getting married to a new boy. When Haven goes to the mall she sees Sumner and is very close to him. This makes Haven become a little happier because she is already having a rough time when her dad is getting re-married to a man she does not like.