The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
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.