Friday, May 4, 2012

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
 Released: May 11th 2004
 Publisher: Penguin Group Inc.
 Page Amount: 374, US Hardcover Edition
 Source: Library

"a long, hot summer...

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?"
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My Thoughts:
   I am a huge Sarah Dessen fan. With that being said I had high hopes for The Truth About Forever. Although it did take me a few chapters to get into the story line. I felt the feelings of the main character Macy Queen. The perfect good daughter of her parents. Her life is everything she wanted until the loss of her father changes everything. Macy starts to put on a mask, needing for her looks and personality to be perfect not only for her mother but to the outside world. So they don’t give her “the face”.

Not until she takes a job with the catering chaotic business of Wish. Does she start to want to change herself. Not be the “perfect daughter”, she’s always been. With her job at Wish she meets an interesting group of people. Including Wes, who will make her thing forever is possible.

Throughout the book Macy wishes she had grieved for her father. The day of his funeral the same way her sister did. That she could tell her mother how she truly feels about the loss of her father.

This is truly a heart breaking, humorous, light romance story. Something I feel we all could relate to.

4/5 stars, Hope you enjoyed my review, Happy Reading, Ashley

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