Book 21: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Title: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
Page Count: 400
Genre: Young Adult
Ever since her father died, Macy has made it her goal to be as perfect as possible. She has a genius boyfriend. She spends all her time studying. She has taken over her boyfriend’s job at the information desk at the library while he’s away at Brain Camp. Her life is as perfect as it can be. So why isn’t she happy? It’s not until she joins Wish Catering that she finally starts to laugh again. Spending most of her time with the handsome, artistic Wes certainly doesn’t hurt, either. What is it about him that makes her open up for the first time since her father did?
I stayed up until four in the morning finishing this book, both because I couldn’t sleep and because I really wanted to see how this ended. Macy was very frustrating to read about at times. Her boyfriend is absolutely abysmal, and I just want to take her and smack her whenever she talks about him and how perfect he is. I also hated her mother, who refused to listen to anything her daughters said. I understand that she was grieving and that that undoubtedly affected her, but I still wanted to smack her.
Overall, though, I really enjoyed the book. It’s always fun to see other people get nervous talking to guys they like, and the book gave me a lot to think about, both about life and about my writing style. I would definitely recommend this book to others. Sarah Dessen is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
On a side note, it was amusing to see that she referenced the town of Colby and the Last Chance diner in this book, which was the setting of Keeping the Moon. It was amusing.