The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

“Don’t be afraid, be alive.”

Rating: 4/5.

Summary: It’s going to be a long summer for sixteen year old Macy Queen. Her boyfriend Jason is going away to brain camp and she’s stuck working at the library.
But then one night, the summer seems to get a whole lot brighter when she’s needed to help the Wish Catering crew at her mother’s open house event. And not long after that, Macy ditches the library job and joins up with the Wish gang. Where she befriends: the big hearted Delia, quiet and clumsy Monica, fashion loving and funny Kristy, the young genius Bert. But who Macy likes the best is Wes, understanding, artistic Wes. The Wish crew teaches Macy to look at life a whole new way…


Review: I will firstly say that everyone who loves a young adult book, with a boy and an issue: you need to read Sarah Dessen’s books. I can’t enthuse that enough. Dessen is the queen of YA.

The Truth about Forever is wonderful. Sarah writes a beautiful novel where we get a fantastic plot and even more fantastic characters.

The characters are fun and entertaining, and have more to them then we think. From fashion conscious Kristy to Monica who barley speaks. As an avid Sarah Dessen fan I expect wonderful minor characters because she is so great at writing them. The Truth About Forever not only doesn’t disappoint, but brings her minor and quirky characters to a whole new and exciting level.
The Truth about Forever is laugh at loud funny in and brings tears to your eyes in other parts. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that is impossible to not jump on and enjoy like crazy!

The story is sweet and we see that trying to be perfect can waste away our lives, and that we should just be ourselves.

Sarah adds a lot of quirk and fun to the story as she is known to do. She lets us get to know the characters in fun ways, such as “the game of truth”.

We see raw and strong emotion that makes this book a page turner.

Four stars because I totally and utterly enjoyed this book, the characters fun and the plot sweet. Sarah writes us another fantastic book in her own style.

Allie.

10 Listener(s):

LisaMay said...

I have only read 2 SD books and this was one of them. I loved it :)

Also, Along for the Ride should be in the Penguin catalogue soon! Yay!

Thao said...

I like this book, my first SD read and it was super sweet.

Abbie said...

This looks really good and I have been wanting to read it for a really long time!

Ashley said...

One of my all time favs! :]

Alexa said...

I just loved this book. I haven't read anything else by her and am quite nervous about doing so in case it doesn't compare!

Cheryl & Amber said...

I agree, Dessen is the Queen of YA! I've been a big fan of her since Dreamland came out. Through the years, she keeps getting better and better - which is almost impossible cause she's already so good! Great review! Have you read This Lullaby yet? It's my favorite.

--Amber

Janssen said...

I LOVED this book. I can't think of Wes without thinking "sa-woon."

Jocelyn said...

OMG!!! I love this book! I'm sooooo glad that Macy and Wes ended up together! what a great ending! :)

Pierce said...

It is an amazing book, I read it as a recommendation of one of my teachers, wow so glad she did the recommendation.

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This book is one of those books that I never get tired of reading. The characters seem like real people, people that I would want to know. I am so glad that someone just left this book lying around and I happened upon it.

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