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Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.
This was my very first Sarah Dessen book and I must say it was a beautiful experience. This is one of those books that I probably would never have read if it wasn't for the blogging community. I always thought that it could simply be classified as "chick-lit" but it was so much more than that. It was an inspiration.
Macy's grief felt real. My heart broke reading about what she had been through... It is amazing how much she grew throughout the story. She and I both learned so much. Because I started reading this on the beach, I was a little worried that this was going to be a bit too depressing , but I quickly discovered that it was certainly not: There were quite a few parts that actually made me chuckle out-loud (Mostly with Bert in them). Dessen writes without sounding preachy and it is just... poignant and perfect. I'm so happy that I've finally had a chance to try her books. This one will not be the last.
I truely believe that everyone can take something away from The Truth About Forever. Give it a shot and you will not be disappointed.