What happened this summer is a collection of short stories written by Paul Yee. The story takes the reader through the lives of different Canadian-Chinese teenagers. The story revolves around the lives of the Canadian teenagers as they are torn between the traditional lifestyles of their parents and the modern urban life. Since the teenagers are immigrants, the author provides different conflicts and tensions as they happen through the development of the storyline. The story is almost real as it reveals how much teenagers have to undergo in order to bridge the gap between the traditional and present circumstances they face. At the end the reader is left to answer the question of What happened this summer. The answer is simple. The events revolving around the characters provides about the developments of what happened this summer.