Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Truth About Forever- Sarah Desson
Title: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Desson
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
From the back of the book: Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy''s plans don''t anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or ... Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy''s life at all--so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So ... happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before he eyes the year before? Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
Review: I pulled this book out of the school library. It was actually the first book I went and picked up. I read the back cover and was in love with what the book promised. I didn't bother looking for anything else to read I just went and took this one out to read. I began reading it on the way to one of the family reunions three hours from home (I don't think I looked up from the book once)and I finished it that night.
This book took me a page to get into but after that... I didn't put the book down. Reading in the car usually makes me car sick and it did this time as well but I didn't care I kept reading, ignoring that feeling in the pit of my stomach.
The characters, were really easy to get into their shoes and imagine yourself as them, something I always love in a book. The main girl, Macy, I pretended I was her the whole book and her romantic counter- part, Wes, well I can say is yummy. The romance between the two is so cute and very realistic.
And the plot, very well written with very few moments where there were dull parts, not once did I want to put the book down even when it was slightly dull because I knew it would pick up again.
It was an amazing read if you want to "be" a character and I will recommend this book to anybody looking for a good read. I give this rate because this book is one that I will re-read in the future many times. The only issue... I need to return it to the library now... not usually a problem but I seemed to have not packed it back up and it is somewhere where we had the reunion.
Rate: I rate this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, a 10.
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