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Friday, January 11, 2013
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
After Macy's father dies of a heart attack during a morning run, she finds herself lost and feeling guilty. She thinks that if she hadn't stayed in bed, had gotten up and gone with him, that maybe she could have saved him. She can't deal with the grief and winds up just pulling in on herself, hiding away from the real situation.
She feels even more abandoned when her boyfriend leaves for the summer. Super smart Jason is at Brain Camp, and has left Macy in charge of his job at the information desk at the local library. This only adds more frustration for Macy and leaves her feeling further out of place. Her coworkers at the library are rude and treat her terribly, she has no one to rely on. It gets worse when Jason's reply to her declaration of love in an email is to tell her that he needs a break.
She gets a job with Wish, a catering company that catered her mother's party. She feels so much more relaxed at this new job and starts coming back out of her shell. She gets to know Wes, the nephew of Wish's owner and finds herself becoming friends with coworker Kristy. She starts to see that maybe change in life doesn't always have to be bad thing.
I love Sarah Dessen books. I've found myself becoming more and more of a YA fiction advocate over the last year. They just move so easily. They aren't complicated or annoying. I know all of the words...I don't have to think too hard. I enjoy the comfort and the easy flow. I finished this one in a day and kept myself up until the wee hours of the morning just to finish it. I couldn't put it down.
I loved her characters. I felt horrible for Macy and wanted to beat the crap out of Jason. I loved Wes the most...what a cool kid. He had a shady past, but he's learned from it and moved on. I hated the girls at the library. It was really easy for me to get involved in the plot - to identify with the characters and the situations. I'd read this book again in a heartbeat.
I gave The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen 4 out of 5 stars.Nikon Coolpix L810 16MP 26X Optical Zoom Black Digital Camera (Google Affiliate Ad)