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Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

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"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.)

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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.

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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 is the author of five previous novels-all chosen as ALA Best Books for Young

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Megalomaniac151218, March 7, 2007 (view all comments by Megalomaniac151218)
This is my all time favorite book. I couldn't put it down and i didn't want it to end. It answers important questions about life and has a great romance in it. I absolutely LOVE this book.
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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.
A thinker.
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mocha_2491, December 7, 2006 (view all comments by mocha_2491)
I LOVED this book!!! I like all of Sarah Dessen's books!! I cant wait to read the new one!!
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Dessen, Sarah
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Dessen, Sarah
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General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
love; romance;relationships;family;friendship;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
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English
Pages:
400
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Age Level:
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.)
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"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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