Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
This book is impeccable.
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 her eyes the year before?
This is one of my favorite Sarah Dessen books. It is wonderfully written, and just magnificent. Wes, though he kind of seems like the "perfect guy" actually isn't. Throughout this book, Macy learns whats best for her, and how to become her own person. This was a wonderful novel. Yes, I wouldn't call it "coming of age" because it seemed like she was already a grown up, but that's all she was. Whereas, by the end of the book, she learned to be both grown up and youthful.
All of Sarah Dessen's books are really good, but with this one, she went up and beyond! You should totally check it out!
Posted by Zoe at 12:34 AM