October 27, 2010

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

truthAt the beginning of the summer before senior year, 17 year old Macy Queen is feeling a bit lost. Her 'perfect' boyfriend is going to Brain Camp - their first long separation since they got together a year and a half before. Part of Macy feels that she 'needs' Jason to make sense of herself and her life because, soon after the sudden death of her father, it was easier to fit into his world than find her own way.

But now Macy has to face a long summer ahead of her without him, working his usual summer job at the library's info-desk with two girls that, while they worship Jason, hate her; and alone at home since her mother is working all the time. But, when an email from Jason tilts her off center, Macy winds up getting a job with Wish Catering.

At Wish, everything is always a bit chaotic and something is always going wrong and far from perfect - something that should scare her but instead makes her start to feel alive once more. There is her new friend Kristy - she of the always flamboyant outfit - determined to find an extraordinary boy, and her sister Monica - a.k.a. Monotone - whose vocabulary seems to consists of three words. There is her new boss, Delia, who always finds a way to deal with everything, and Bert - an Armageddon enthusiast - and his brother Wes. Most of all, there is Wes. Quiet but extraordinary Wes, who engages her in a game of Truth...about life, and death and forever.

I've been meaning to re-read The Truth About Forever for a while, it's just one of those books that I love and sometimes pick out to read my favorite parts but not as often I read it cover to cover, I decided to do it and I was so glad I did! I had forgotten some things about the book, (like the fact Monica was blond! I don't know why I kept thinking she had black hair) and it was like meeting an old friend again.

Macy's story, with her quest for perfection because it was safe, her need to control, her inability to grief, they were all things that I understood about her and that made her seem real. And I found myself falling in love with Wish Catering, liking Macy's sister Caroline (and recognizing some of my own Drama Queen sister) and nodding along when Macy talked about how she couldn't talk to her Mom. Of course, there is Wes who is very... sa-woon worthy - just as the book.

Favorite Quote: "Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that better than anybody. So don't be afraid. Be alive." - Kristy.
starstarstarstarstarPersonal Favorite


  1. My favourite YA book ever. It is too amazing for words. <3

  2. I've yet to read this one by Sarah Dessen. I've read Dreamland and Lock and Key (I loved then both). I may pick this one up though.


Comments produce endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands. *giggle*

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.