Saturday, September 4, 2010

Book Review - The Truth About Forever

The Truth About ForeverThe Truth About Forever
Written by: Sarah Dessen
Release Date:April 6, 2006
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about, the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.

The Truth About Forever is my second Sarah Dessen Book. I have to say, I enjoy her writing. The story focuses on Macy after her dad's death. Macy is written to a tee. She experiences all kinds of emotions and they all seem real. There were definitely some times that I wanted to shake some sense into her, though. I understood why she was with Jason, but I thought it was strange how she never questioned the relationship. It's almost as if she's blind. Kristy, who is introduced a few chapters in, was the answer to my prayers. She tells Macy like it is and helps her see the light.

And now let's just take one minute to swoon over Wes, the tortured artist. Sigh. Where were all these devastatingly cute boys when I was in high school? Okay, moment over - back to the review.

This book sucked me in from beginning to end. The character development is great, and so is the story. If you haven't read any Sarah Dessen yet, I'd suggest you try this one on for size.

  • Order The Truth About Forever on Amazon
  • Read some more reviews of the book: Emilie's Book World, Bookish in a Box
  • Visit Sarah Dessen's blog
  • Add The Truth About Forever to your goodreads shelf
  • 1 comment:

    1. I have this on my book shelf to read but haven't gotten to it yet. I loved the other Sarah Desson I have read. Maybe I will bump it up on the upcoming reads list.