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The Truth about Forever

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Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development.

But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or… Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all — so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So… happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?

Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.

Review:

"Grief, fear, and love set the novel's pace, and Macy's crescendo from time-bomb perfection to fallible, emotional humanity is as gripping as any action adventure." School Library Journal, starred review

Review:

"Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Macy is looking forward to a boring summer: She has a dull job at the library, will log many hours studying for the SATs, and will grieve silently over her father's death. Everything changes when she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew and starts really living life.

Synopsis:

A New York Times bestseller

 

Expect the unexpected.

 

Macys got her whole summer carefully planned.

 

But her plans didnt include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didnt 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

 

Also by Sarah Dessen:

Along for the Ride

Dreamland

Just Listen

Keeping the Moon

Lock and Key

The Moon and More

Someone Like You

That Summer

This Lullaby

What Happened to Goodbye

Synopsis:

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development.

But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or…Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all—so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So…happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?

About the Author

Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in Creative Writing. She is the author of several novels, including Someone Like You, Just Listen and Along for the Ride. A motion picture based on her first two books, entitled How to Deal, was released in 2003. Her tenth novel, What Happened to Goodbye, will be published in May 2011. She lives in North Carolina.

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liljtk98, September 23, 2013 (view all comments by liljtk98)
this is a good book, i love sarah dessen.
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Christina Bodden, October 7, 2012 (view all comments by Christina Bodden)
The Truth About Forever is such a beautiful story that I wished I could live in Macy's shoes. I kept thinking to myself that this is going to happen or that is surly going to happen but it never worked out how I thought it would. That was both a good thing and a bad thing.

Most of the time I wanted to throw this book across the room or throw this book at someones head or want to go inside the pages and throttle someone. If a book can get me to feel like that then it a page-turner and an amazing read.

I would recommend this book for anyone who loves to read a story with no paranormal preference or want to read a story about real life situation and relationships then this is a book for you.
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Tomabob, October 4, 2012 (view all comments by Tomabob)
This book is a classic YA romance book, giving you friendship, family problems, and (what else?) love. Macy teaches you how to follow your heart, not others, to be happy and to defy expectations. I love this story so much and I have fallen in love with the unique characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142406250
Author:
Dessen, Sarah
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
love; romance;relationships;family;friendship;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.45x5.58x1.04 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 400 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142406250 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Grief, fear, and love set the novel's pace, and Macy's crescendo from time-bomb perfection to fallible, emotional humanity is as gripping as any action adventure."
"Review" by , "Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know."
"Synopsis" by , Macy is looking forward to a boring summer: She has a dull job at the library, will log many hours studying for the SATs, and will grieve silently over her father's death. Everything changes when she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew and starts really living life.
"Synopsis" by ,

A New York Times bestseller

 

Expect the unexpected.

 

Macys got her whole summer carefully planned.

 

But her plans didnt include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didnt 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

 

Also by Sarah Dessen:

Along for the Ride

Dreamland

Just Listen

Keeping the Moon

Lock and Key

The Moon and More

Someone Like You

That Summer

This Lullaby

What Happened to Goodbye

"Synopsis" by ,

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development.

But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or…Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all—so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So…happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?

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