Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Truth About Forever

Title: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
Rating: 5/5
Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: LOVED IT!After Macy's dad dies, she strives to be perfect. Perfect grades, perfect behavior, perfect boyfriend. Even her mother is perfect. When her boyfriend leaves for genius camp, and Macy is stuck with filling in for his job at the library, Macy starts to feel as if this summer is going to be the worst yet. But then she meets the Wish catering crew, where nothing is ever perfect. Delia, Kristy, Bert, Monica, and especially Wes, who subjects Macy to the fact that nothing's ever perfect, no matter how hard she tries. 
By day, Macy is perfect and pristine, working with the snobby girls at the library info desk. By night, though, Macy works with the clumsy, forgetful, always changing crew at Wish. 
Macy keeps her Wish nights a secret from her mom, but when Macy's mom finds out, she bans Macy from seeing the crew and forces her to work at a model home in their neighborhood. Macy's mom hires Wish for a party as a last resort. Macy works with them and remebers how fun it really was. Macy's mom finally understands that not everything is perfect and lets Macy off her short leash. Everything comes full circle when Macy finally gets the chance to tell Wes how she feels and her mother is able the grieve for her father's death. 

This book is AMAZING. I totally loved it when I first read it. There are some really powerful messages in this book and I think that anyone should read it. Sarah Dessen really knows how to pull at your heartstrings. I loved this book and I know anyone else who reads it will, too.

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