Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever

I Give This Book 4 Stars!

Description: when asked how she is coping with her father's death, invariably seventeen year old Macy Queen's answer is "fine," when nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, she is drowning in grief while maintaining a flawless fa├žade of good grades and unblemished behavior. Though she feels lost when her boyfriend heads to "Brain Camp" for the summer, she finds herself a job with the quirky Wish Catering crew, and meets "sa-woon"-worthy Wes, whose chaotic lifestyle is in direct opposition to her own. As the two share their stories over the summer, Macy realizes she can no longer keep her feelings on ice. Though it feels like her future ended with her dad's death, Macy's learns that forever is all about beginnings. Dessen charts Macy's navigation of grief in such an honest way it will touch every reader who meets her.

I've never read anything by Sarah Dessen before.  I wanted to give her a try.  Not sure why I picked this book, but I'm glad I did.  And I will be reading more of her books.  This was a feel good story that I think is perfect for teens.  Her characters are very real and the actions taken are believable.  I was engrossed in the story from the first page.  It's not action packed, but a carefully constructed story with a real message.  I identified with the main character and what she was going through.   Overall, it was a wonderful story.

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