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The Truth About Forever
Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen expects to spend her summer working at the library while her boyfriend, Jason, goes away to Brain Cramp. During her free time, she’s either studying for her SATs or grieving over the recent death of her father.
But when Macy is forced to help out in the kitchen at one of her mother’s open house events, she meets the crazy Wish Catering crew. They’re everything Macy isn’t – they live by the moment and though there’s usually chaos in the middle, everything is okay in the end. Before long, she’s hired to help them and ditches her job at the library. She spends all of her time with the Wish crew – quiet Monica; fashion obsessed Kristy; big hearted Delia; and best of all; artistic and understanding Wes. How is it that she can plan her life out in front of her and change her life to fit Jason’s, when there’s a whole different world of people out there?
The Truth About Forever was the first book by Sarah I ever read. I’d heard so much about it that I couldn’t help picking it up at the local K-mart. I had high expectations what I read this book and I wasn’t disapointed.
Sarah Dessen pulls off a worn plot with grace and adds an unexpected twist. The characters are easy to relate to, three dimensional and romance doesn’t rule the plot. There were definitely moments my stomach was aching and other moments I was cheering Macy on. The meaning is great and it had me thinking about what forever really is.
I’d definitely recommend The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen to anyone who enjoys books with three dimensional characters, a touch of romance, and a great plot.