Tuesday, November 6, 2012
THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER: SARAH DESSEN
I haven't posted in ages, and that is unfortunately that I haven't read a book I've liked enough to share in AGES! (Well, at least it seems that way to me :) )
So I am sharing an old favorite. Sarah Dessen is kind of the queen of the YA girl book. She was writing them long before they became as popular as they are now. She isn't my favorite author, but many of her books are very fun and great reads. The Truth About Forever was the first one I read and I loved it. I recently re-read it, and still liked it a lot. It has some amazingly funny secondary characters, and a strong heroine, who is easy to love.
a long, hot summer...
That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.
But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?
My other favorite Dessen reads are Along for the Ride and Keeping the Moon.
You can read more about this book HERE.