Monday, July 9, 2007

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen Book Review

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
(Puffin, Paperback)


If you haven't already discovered Sarah Dessen, then I highly recommend that you go out and buy The Truth About Forever right now. Macy's summer is all planned out for her. She will work at the library info desk during the day, study for her SATs at night, and email her super-smart boyfriend while he's away at "Brain Camp". This may sound like a boring summer to you, but for Macy, whose dad died two years ago, it sounds safe. But then, Macy makes a spontaneous decision to work for Wish Catering and she soon finds out that safe is not always the best way to live your life.
Macy was so real to me and I just had to read straight through so I could find out what happened to her. Dessen does a great job with all the minor characters, like Monica and Bert, who provide humor as well as insight into Macy's character. And I also thought Macy's mom was well written...there are so many teen novels that suffer from unrealistic parent figures. This is definitely a book that I will keep on my shelf and recommend to all my friends.


  1. This was a good one. I liked it, too. Its strength was definitely in the characters. Monica was so funny, lol.

  2. A book for younger kids that also had a really good parent figure was The Misfits by James Howe. I think it's James? Anyway, the dad wasn't this perfect wise parent at all, but much more realistic.

  3. Hmm, I'll have to check out The Misfits. Thanks for the suggestion. :-)

  4. I loved that book! Out of all of the Sarah Dessen books, that one was definitely my favorite. :)

  5. Wow I can't believe you described the book without mentioning Wes xD Ah Oh well But yeah I just read that book and it was probaly my all time favorite book :D

  6. This book was amazing! I love Sarah
    Dessen's books!

  7. I think that this book is still my favorite by Sarah- but I love them all.

  8. It's still my favorite, too! :)


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