The Truth About Forever
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and for All Expect the unexpected. Macy’s got her whole summer carefully planned. But her plans didn’t include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didn’t include Wes. But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most. “Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know.” —Publishers Weekly Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Books by Sarah Dessen:That SummerSomeone Like YouKeeping the MoonDreamlandThis LullabyThe Truth About Forever Just ListenLock and KeyAlong for the RideWhat Happened to GoodbyeThe Moon and MoreSaint AnythingOnce and for All
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"The relationship dymanics!! Loved it. Good read."
"This is probably my favorite book by Sarah Dessen so far!!! The story is just so engaging and I absolutely loved the character dynamics. Most of her books are about finding yourself, as was this one, but the theme is a bit different each time with very different and unique stories. Love this book. 🥰"
"This was my first Sarah Dessen book. I've heard nothing but great things about her work. It came as no surprise that I would love this. And I did. Completely. It was an emotional read, but so very well written that I couldn't help but be drawn in from the first word to get lost between the pages. I barely took breaks to eat to read through. Guess who stayed up late to finish?<br/><br/>Loved the premise! This was more than just a romance. It is a story of learning to live again after a loss of a loved one. I really tend to go for the tearjerkers. I don't know why I love them so much. But Macy dealing with the loss of her father, or really, not dealing with it, was hard to read. I felt so bad for her. But as she starts to really live, really start to break away from all the things that truly make her unhappy, the change is so beautiful.<br/><br/>Delia and the Wish Catering company were so much fun to read. They really lived up the place. A little chaos seems to be what Macy needs to learn to go from trying to be perfect for everyone to just being happy herself.<br/><br/>Okay. So this paragraph will contain <b>slight spoilers</b>. It can't be helped. Jason. I was really glad when he decided that they needed a break. He was so emotionally stunted, so closed off. He hated to show any kind of affection and he surely didn't want it spoken. I thought he was a jerk. When Macy is trying to do him a favor (work at the library) and the girls she works with are snobs (and jerks), he thinks she's not taking her job seriously enough. I wanted to strangle the guy. Then when Macy simply states she misses him, he gets upset because he things they are getting too close. Grrrrr! He doesn't deserve Macy and I'm glad that she finally starts to realize that it's okay to want things that make her feel happy, instead of miserable. <br/><br/>This won't be my last Sarah Dessen book. I really do like the way she writes. It was easy to read and easy to get hooked into the story. If you have not tried out this author or this book, I suggest you run to the nearest book store and get a copy!"