"The Truth About Forever" is a captivating young adult novel about moving on from "New York Times" Number One bestseller Sarah Dessen, author of "What Happened to Goodbye" and "Lock and Key", Sarah Dessen. On the outside, Macy Queen is cool and calm. On the inside, she's breaking. Silently struggling with her dad's death, and spending the summer ...Read More"The Truth About Forever" is a captivating young adult novel about moving on from "New York Times" Number One bestseller Sarah Dessen, author of "What Happened to Goodbye" and "Lock and Key", Sarah Dessen. On the outside, Macy Queen is cool and calm. On the inside, she's breaking. Silently struggling with her dad's death, and spending the summer apart from her oh-so-perfect boyfriend, Macy is smiling her way through - she's 'fine'. It's only when she meets a group of new friends - and artistic, sexy Wes catches her eye - that she realizes she can wear her heart on her sleeve sometimes. Because life doesn't stop when someone disappears - and even though she's lost so much, can Macy see what she has to gain? "A compelling story beautifully written". ("Time Out"). "A poignant coming-of-age story". ("Big Issue") Sarah Dessen is the author of six stunning teen novels: "Just Listen", "Along for the Ride", "Lock and Key", "That Summer" and "What Happened to Goodbye". She lives in the countryside in North Carolina with her daughter, husband, some lizards and two very spoilt dogs - read her once and fall in love.Read Less
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This was for my granddaughter as a Christmas present. She loves to read and likes this author
Apr 19, 2007
Sarah Dessen At Her Best
The Truth About Forever is a meaningful story of love, loss, regret, and most importantly, of finding happiness because of, or even in spite of these elements. Macy is dealing with the recent death of her father, and the horrible breakup with her boyfriend (by email!) while he is away for the summer. The boy she clung to in the face of her loss, has now abandoned her as well, and over the course of the novel, she has to learn to stand on her own. She starts to work for a family-run catering company, run by a flamboyant, hilarious, and hysterical mother, and meets a whole new slew of peers - who are quick to become friends who the novel focuses on. Through a series of events, Macy becomes not only likeable, but inspiring - to teenagers and adults alike! While I began reading Sarah Dessen in my teens, and subsequently own every book she has written, I still read her novels from a more adult position, and am still able to appreciate them for what they truly are - looks into the lives of teenagers, yes, but the themes and issues present are also significant on an adult level.
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