Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Title: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 374
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Purchase


With her sixth novel, award-winning author Sarah Dessen offers up another generous helping of finely crafted storytelling about real teens dealing with real life.

In The Truth About Forever, 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.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Macy Queen whose trying to move on from the death of her father.  She finds this difficult as her mother hasn't come to terms with his death either.  What adds to it is that her boyfriend Jason is going to brain camp and has Macy working at the library for him.  The girls at the library treat Macy like she's an idiot.  When Macy comes across Wish Catering Crew whihc add some fun for Macy has hectic as they are there is real bonding going on with them!

I liked this book alot it showed how a young girl deals with the death of her father and finding what she likes and doesn't and standing up for what she loves most.  Add to that Wes who is very sawoonable but is he interested in Macy or is it just friendship?  Sarah has a way of bringing you back to the teen years and in a good way and some situations remind us what we went through as teenagers.  Can't wait to see what is next for Sarah Dessen!
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