The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever

eBook - 2006
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Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or...Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all—so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So...happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781440638503

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Jun 10, 2020

The novel The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen is an unconventional love story between two drastically different people, Macy and Wess. The Truth About Whatever does an amazing job of conveying that the facade of perfectionism is something that people cannot maintain forever, therefore society must begin to do what they truly love and chase after their dreams. The unconventional pairing of Macy, a teenager who attempts to seem perfect in order to please those in her life, and Wes, a mysterious bad boy that does not put up with societal standards, showcases that love is not limited to one social standing. I rated this book a 4 out of 5 because it was very enjoyable to read and easily comprehendible. Also, this love story differs from the one that readers are used to, so it allows them to understand that love between two people can not be limited to fit a certain expectation.

JCLShannonG Jun 07, 2018

This is the perfect summer read that will tug on your heartstrings, but also make you laugh. The Truth About Forever is my favorite book by this author. I especially love to read Sarah Dessen's books in the summer time and be transported back to her sleepy beach town of Colby.

Jun 04, 2017

Another really great novel by Sarah Dessen. The characters in the novel are likable and it deals with relatable issues many of us go through (I could relate to Macy many times throughout the story). The only negative is that the story seemed a little slow at times, but overall a really great book.

Jan 05, 2017

This was a great book by Sarah Dessen. Loved the story and meaning behind it but the story was honestly a bit slow in the beginning but truly progressed into becoming a beautifully written book, with both compassion and love being portrayed as key emotions.

red_lion_830 Dec 23, 2016

Sounds like emotionally cheating affair books

Aug 02, 2016

Macy, a teenage girl is trying to manage her summer full of SAT studying and working at the library information test, without the company of her boyfriend while he is away at Brain Camp. Then she gets a part time job at Wish catering when her mother hires them for a reception, and her life turns around. She learns how to let go and have fun with her life, as well as how true friends should be and what someone she should really be in love with is like. Wes, the boy Macy suddenly develops a strong attraction for, unfortunately is on a break with his own relationship, so that leaves them both in the position where they’re not comfortable to be with other people, but wishing they were.
I liked this novel because It shows her family struggles, which is a big issue in this book, and how she manages to deal with them. There are also many moments where you can really connect with the characters! I recommend this to others!

Nov 25, 2015

This book is amazing. Sarah Dessen is a great author and this book is 100% worth your time.

Jun 09, 2015

Great read!! Love Sarah Dessen!!

Jun 22, 2014

This book is so sweet and heartfelt- it's not necessarily an action packed book but it's still really hard to put down. It's very realistic and relate-able. I always found myself talking to the main character out loud, either shouting, "No!" or "Go, Macy!". It was my first Sarah Dessen book, and now I'm very anxious to read more.

May 16, 2014

My favourite Sarah Dessen novel! A lot of YA authors tend to skip over the much needed foundation of any excellent relationship: friendship. Macy and her love interest Wes develop a strong friendship, understanding and respect of each other before getting into a relationship. There is a lot of great humor in the book as well from the side characters (like Kristy and Burt). I would have liked to see more of Wes and Macy as a couple but that's okay - it didn't make me like the book any less!

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Jun 03, 2015

Donneven- Monica and Macy

Jul 21, 2012

It was becoming clear to me that I shouldn't bother to get too attached to anything. Turn your back and you lose it. Just like that.

Lauren Aug 19, 2008

What you have to decide is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you'd want to have spend it?

Lauren Aug 19, 2008

For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or in a hundred years from now. You can never knkow for sure, so you'd better make ever second count.


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