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Haven McPhail

Haven McPhail is the main character and the narrator of That Summer. She is a fifteen-year-old girl who is trying to accept the major changes that have occurred in her life over the past few years which she has no control over. While attending Dad's second marriage to Lorna Queen, Haven dreads her sister Ashley's pending marriage to boring Lewis Warsher. She recalls the summer when Ashley dated Sumner Lee, their family went to Virginia Beach, and everything was perfect. Ashley cries at Dad's wedding because of the finality of the situation, but Haven never cries at weddings. While Ashley, Mom and Lydia stress over wedding plans, Haven laments her height, feeling gargantuan, and worries Mom will travel to Europe with Lydia after Ashley's wedding. Haven recalls how good things had been when Ashley dated Sumner, and she recollects seeing Ashley dump Sumner on the front lawn...

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