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Friday, January 8, 2010

The Truth About Forever

Sarah Dessen

Published 2006

400 Pages

Rating: A+

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&150so 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?

Wow. This is hands down my favorite Sarah Dessen novel as of yet, hell it's one of my favorite novels hands down! Do you know the feeling when you read a certain book it just seperates itself from everything else you've ever read? Like it has it's own category, it was just that good! Well, that is exactly what The Truth About Forever did for me.

Macy is probably one of the coolest and most alike character to myself that I've ever read about. Maybe that's why I enjoyed this book so much... no, that's not the only reason though. I loved Delia, Kristy, Bert, Monica, and of course... WES! I'd like to meet someone who has read this book and not fell in love with Wes. Honestly, I'd be shocked if there were someone that didnt fall in love with his character.

I definitely feel like every character had such depth and was never lacking in any way. It's actually kind of depressing for this book to end. I feel like I'm losing my best friends in a weird way. I've just never felt so connected to a group of characters than the ones of The Truth About Forever. Would I recommend this? Duh! :) Go buy it. Right. Now.



  1. Agreed, The Truth About Forever is the epitome of AMAZING. Ah, Wes....I wish I could pull him right out of the pages!

    Incredible review!

  2. This is book is one of my favs! I love Wes. I mean, can you say Sa-woooon?!

  3. Oh I just love this book! It makes my day when I discover another reader has connected with it the same as I did :)

  4. I've yet to read this, but your review makes me want to read it so badly! Wonderful review :)

  5. LOVED Truth About Forever - though This Lullaby will always be my number one, but this one comes in second. Everything about this book was so real and so great.

  6. I still need to read some of her books but thanks for the great review! This looks amazing.

  7. Haven't read this one yet, but I'll be on the look out for it.

  8. Shame on me! I havent read any of books of this author before, even though I heard so many great things about her writing. I need to pick me a copy of this book as fast as possible!

    Great review.

  9. This book is amazing. I wish I hadn't read it yet so I could experience it all over again. My favourite Sarah Dessen book by far as well. Great review! :D

  10. I've got this from the library and I soooo want to read it.

  11. I loved Wes in this book! (Loved Wes in The Pace too, but that is a whole 'nother story. Literally. tehehehe)

    This was a really awesome book, Sarah Dessen is just such an awesome writer.

    Glad you enjoyed it Briana and thanks for the review.


  12. I've heard great things about this book! it's on my wishlist at our library I can hardly wait to read it!


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