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patricia_24
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Teen book with female main character

A book that I read a few years ago but I can't remember the title, author, or any of the character's names

 

The book's setting was like 2004-ish and main character was a 15 or 16 year old girl. She was very tall and in the book she kept growing. Her parents were separated because her father a weather man or new anchor got his co-host/co-worker pregnant.  She had and older sister who was getting married and through out the book she kept wondering why she he broken up with her old boyfriend when they were teenagers. They lived with their mother but their father came to take them out to dinner every weekend? The younger daughter was closer to him and where ever they lived at they were having dry spell at the time. Towards the end of the book the older sister's old boyfriend came and told her why they broke up, it started raining and the girl didn't feel like she was continuously growing anymore.

 

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated :smileyvery-happy: It's been bothering me for quite some time now

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TessaD
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Re: Teen book with female main character

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

 

At five-foot-eleven ("and counting"), Haven is "all bony elbows and acute angles, like a jigsaw puzzle piece that can only go in the middle, waiting for the others to fit around it to make it whole." But it is not just a sudden growth spurt that prevents the 15-year-old from fitting into the comfortable grooves of her "old" life; her family is also changing at an alarming rate. Her sports-anchor father divorces his wife for Channel 5's "Weather Pet." Her jilted mother joins a set of aging, Barry-Manilow-listening, swinging singles and Haven's once plucky sister, Ashley, seems to wilt on the arm of her all-too-boring fiancé. Amidst the flurry of preparations for her father's second marriage and her sister's wedding, Haven finds a connecting link to her more serene past when one of Ashley's former boyfriends appears on the scene. First-time author Dessen adds a fresh twist to a traditional sister-of-the-bride story with her keenly observant narrative full of witty ironies. Her combination of unforgettable characters and unexpected events generates hilarity as well as warmth. Ages 12-up.