Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Summary: (From Goodreads)
Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about, the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.
Well.....didn't I just love this book. The Truth about Forever has been added to my list of favourites by Sarah Dessen, up there with Along for the Ride and Just Listen.
I really loved the character of Macy in this book. Sarah Dessen makes strong, layered but relatable characters. Macy's changing and character development througout this book made her just awesome to read about. I am glad that at the end, Macy is still relatable, and she still has parts of her old life, she's the same in some ways, but she's learned so much and she's blossomed into her own character.
And then there's Wish. Wish, the fun catering company full of chaos but good times that I absolutely loved. You can tell in The Truth about Forever how Macy's development is based off of the characters from the Wish catering service; Wes, Kristy, Monica, Bert, and Delia. I enjoyed reading about each of them seperately, and then they were a big ball of awesome together. Wes has to be my favourite boy by Sarah Dessen ever. I love the others, but Wes just charmed right to my heart.
So, another great book to add to my favourites or the imaginary shelf "books that wowed me." I can't find many words or write a very good review, so I am sorry that this review for The Truth about Forever is short. The characters were the best thing, or my favourite thing in this book, and I hope you will love them just as much as I do. And the ending-the ending is so spine-tingling happily-ever-after-but-not-in-a-sappy-way. It's an ending that fits this book.
Go read The Truth about Forever. If you like Sarah Dessen, or just a feel-good but emotional book of the more contemporary genre, you'll love this.