Published by Speak on April 6th 2006
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
With her sixth novel, award-winning author Sarah Dessen offers up another generous helping of finely crafted storytelling about real teens dealing with real life.
In The Truth About Forever, when asked how she is coping with her father's death, invariably seventeen year old Macy Queen's answer is "fine," when nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, she is drowning in grief while maintaining a flawless façade of good grades and unblemished behavior. Though she feels lost when her boyfriend heads to "Brain Camp" for the summer, she finds herself a job with the quirky Wish Catering crew, and meets "sa-woon"-worthy Wes, whose chaotic lifestyle is in direct opposition to her own.
As the two share their stories over the summer, Macy realizes she can no longer keep her feelings on ice. Though it feels like her future ended with her dad's death, Macy's learns that forever is all about beginnings.
Thursday Quotables is a Bookish Meme hosted by Book Shelf Fantasies. Sometimes you just want to curl up with your favorite book or author and relax after reading dozens of new and fantastic stories. This week’s quote, necessarily then, comes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen and, as always, it comes with no context because that would spoil all the fun.
But if the question was, “Does there exist a toothbrush that also functions as a mouthwash dispenser?” the answer was clear: Yes. Oh, yes.
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