Monday, May 1, 2017

Sarah Dessen Readathon: The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever
by Sarah Dessen
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Publication Date: first published May 11th 2004
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9780142406250
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
Source: Own

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A long, hot summer...

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes, unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to question her sheltered life.

Is it really always better to be safe than sorry? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts...

The next book on my list for my Sarah Dessen Readathon is The Truth About Forever!! I read this book for the very first time last year, and it's definitely one of my most favorite books that I've read by Sarah, so far. Even though I read this just last year, I coudn't wait to dive back into the story again. That's how much I love it! I think I love it even more reading it for the second time!

There are SO many characters to love in this story; Macy, the main character, her sister Caroline, Wes and the WHOLE WISH CREW. I loved them all. When you have a group of such likable characters, it really makes the book that much more special, and I think that's why this is one of my faves.

The storyline for the book was fun and lighthearted, but was also about overcoming grief and loss. And even though I've read this book before, I was completely addicted to the storyline once again, and I flew through the pages in just a few hours time. I've been asked a few times lately what book would I recommend to readers that are new to Sarah's books, and I think The Truth About Forever is a great place to start, if you don't want to start from the very beginning. I love this book!

Overall; I can't even begin to tell you how much I love The Truth About Forever. It's definitely one of my favorites, and I highly recommend you checking it out if you haven't already done so. Next on my list is Just Listen, which happens to be another favorite of mine, and I can't wait to dive into it again as well!

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