intro_verto, February 11, 2007 (view all comments by intro_verto)
If you ever really questioned the meaning of life...or simply asked "is there really more to it?" The Truth About Forever can give you a sense of an answer to a question that in its' self is too complex to simply answer.
Sarah Dessen= a genius.
This book, far too amazing to put down.
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Allaboutreading2, October 29, 2006 (view all comments by Allaboutreading2)
This was a great book as well as all of Sarah Dessen's others. It told of the feelings of a teen that we can all relate to in some way. She tried her whole life to be perfect, yet when she stopped trying she realized just how fun life can be.
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"In this contemporary romance, Dessen (This Lullaby) gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know. While recovering from her father's sudden death, Macy clings to things that are safe and predictable, notably her brilliant, oh-so-steady boyfriend Jason. ('Anything he did, he did well,' Macy explains. 'A lot of people might find this annoying, even loathsome. But not me. He was just what I needed.') When Jason goes off to 'Brain Camp' for the summer and announces (via e-mail) that he wants to put their relationship on hold, Macy must find happiness and reassurance on her own. Much to her sensible mother's dismay, Macy impulsively takes a job at a disorganized catering company, working for very pregnant Delia, a woman who thrives on chaos. As a caterer's assistant, Macy endures flying meatballs, spilt wine, irate clients, inebriated guests and, at the same time, feels more alive than she has since her father's death — especially when she's around Wes, the sensitive, artistic bartender who seems to understand Macy better than anyone else. On one level, the novel traces the growing intimacy between Macy and Wes; on another, it examines the healing process as Macy allows herself to grieve. Readers will cheer Macy on as she tentatively reenters the world of the living by taking risks and relearning how to act spontaneously, embracing change rather than avoiding it. Ages 12-up. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The "New York Times" bestselling author delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as readers watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
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
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
What Happened to Goodbye
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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