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Truth About Forever

by Sarah Dessen

Penguin Young Reader Group | April 11, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Truth About Forever is rated 4.6981 out of 5 by 53.

A New York Times bestseller
 
Expect the unexpected.
 
Macy’s got her whole summer carefully planned.
 
But her plans didn’t include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didn’t include Wes.
 
But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most.
 
“Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know.” —Publishers Weekly
 
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Dreamland
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
That Summer
This Lullaby
What Happened to Goodbye


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.05 in

Published: April 11, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142406252

ISBN - 13: 9780142406250

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh...but okay...just conflicted. Not worth the hype. Boring. I heard amazing reviews about this book, but honestly, it did NOT live up to the hype--that surprised me because it has everything I like in a book. It was in first person, romantic, and dealt with problems I face as a teenage girl. However, it was just so...I don't even know how to describe how I felt. It was INTERESTING, but AT THE SAME TIME BORING. I'm not sure if that makes sense. Anyway, let me tell you what I didn't like: The main character kept on TALKING AND TALKING and TALKING. Seriously. There were times while I read when I shouted aloud: "SHUT UP! SHUT UP! Get on with the story!" I would understand if there was a point to her blabbing, but it was POINTLESS. Mention it a couple times, that's fine. But don't waste 3-4 pages talking about the same thing, when you talked about it earlier. It was VERY annoying. I had to take "breaks" from reading because I was tired of reading the same thing. It wasn't too bad overall. It was interesting enough to keep me reading. I think I kept on reading because I was always waiting for the plot to pick up, but it NEVER did. I felt like I was always in the beginning of the novel (even 3/4 into the books). I was trying to get into it, trying to get lost in the character's world, but I couldn't. I was reading it, but I wasn't able to "escape." Overall, it was an OKAY read. VERY TYPICAL STORYLINE, I WARN YOU (I don't mind 'cause I like cliches). I recommend you BORROW the book, not buy. I kind of regret buying a bunch of Sarah Dessen novels before reading this because I have a feeling all her novels are like this. BTW, I got so fed up with reading and waiting that I stopped reading 2-3 pages before the end. I was close enough.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a Great Book for Teens I love The Truth About Forever. The characters are deep and real, and the writing is amazing! It's a book about love, but all kinds. Not just boy-meets-girl type love, but love between family and friends. Its so much more then just a love story. There are lessons about how to deal with a loss, usual (and unusual) family problems, and how to find who you truly are. Each character has a past, and seem so real to me. I absolutely love how Wes isn't perfect, in fact hes far from it, and how Jason isn't your typical boyfriend of a lead main female character. The writing is fantastic, and I will definitely be reading more books by Sarah Dessen! Awesome book about love, friendship, moving on and finding yourself.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! :D god the caracters are so perfect and the hole story is perfect. well everything's perfect about this book. no complains (no dought). i especially like Wes, he sacrifise's his old girlfriend for a girl he met and fell in love with
Date published: 2011-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great Novel! Ever since I read The Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen, I knew I would continue to read her novels. There is something so special about her stories and the way she writes them. They aren’t simple, yet they are easy to read. They aren’t sad, yet they pull at your heartstrings. I could go on and on about her books, because they have this unique quality to them that makes them everlasting. Dessen crafts these stories in a way that allows her characters to slowly grow, and do it in a way that has you falling in love with them every step of the way. They are so likeable and very realistic, what’s not to like? Along the way, the character’s story and challenges build their new identity and even teach the readers valuable lessons page after page. I love these books because they’re real. The characters involved go through real life problems. Each novel allows us emerge into a brand new story, with another inspiring main character. Macy isn’t exactly looking forward to summer. Her boyfriend is going away to brain camp for a month, and she will have to fill in for his job. Endless hours will be spent sitting behind an information desk at a library, with two snooty mean girls making every minute seem like hours. It’s not going to be fun, but she’s doing it for her boyfriend. On top of that, she will spend her nights studying for SATs. Nothing exciting seems to be heading Macy’s way, and she will also have to be patient with her obsessive mother. Ever since Macy’s father died, her mother has put every bit of energy into her work, it’s how she has dealt with the mourning. Macy hasn’t been able to talk to her about her feelings; Macy wants to talk to her mom, while her mom wants to suppress the feelings and pretend they aren’t there. Once the summer begins, some things surprise Macy, and turn her summer upside down and all around. At one of her mother’s open houses, a woman offers Macy a job. Her name is Delia and she owns the catering company called Wish, who was catering for the event that night. Macy knows that she has to work at the information desk, but one thing leads to another, and she accepts it. The new job at Wish allows Macy to meet new people, and form new friendships. She meets Wes, who is an artist and seems to have a troubled past. This summer turns out to teach Macy new lessons, and learn more about herself. This is a story about one girl who changes in one summer. Macy tries to mend the relationship with her mother, and learn about the truth about forever along the way. 4/5 2011-019
Date published: 2011-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Truth About This Book Was Great I really enjoyed The Truth About Forever I find that I have been buying more Sarah Dessen books lately and will continue to do so and they have not dissapointed yet. I really enjoyed the story to this book and I loved the characters Macy was a great lead character I didn't find her annoying so thats always a plus, Kristy was awesome she's very funny and out there but great,Bert was also a funny character Monica a bit of a downer but thats alright and Delia was a great motherly type. Now Wes awe he was so cute and super sweet and makes you root for him. Now the one character I found really annoying was Jason I honestly wanted to punch him in the face and same with Macy's mom but she lightened up at the end. Sorry for the rambling but overall great book and I look forward to more. :0)
Date published: 2011-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I'm not going to lie, but I was not a girl who read romantic books about girls finding themselves. This book, however, changed my mind about that. It stuck to my heart in ways and I reccommend this to anyone who either loves Sarah Dessen, or someone who is just in need of a good love story.
Date published: 2011-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from speechless! this is the best book i EVER read! Sarah Dessen did a fantastic job at writing this book! i fell in love with all the characters in this book! like i said it was amazing! YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! :)
Date published: 2011-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Sarah Dessen Sometimes I don't get how Sarah Dessen can pump out such wonderfully emotional stories about damaged girls overcoming their difficulties to have a normal life. This story made me rethink my life and feel sorry for every girl out there that does what their parents want them to do. Great book.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Story! I have re-read this book three times now, it's so incredible! You will not be able to put this book down, it's really hard to stop once you get going. I love how this book covers different areas, it's not just romance (although I really enjoy the romantic parts of this book!) . If you've read any other books by Sarah, you'll love this one.
Date published: 2010-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books! The Truth About Forever - by Sarah Dessen. This is one of the first books I ever read by Sarah Dessen. I would give this book 5/5. For me it was absolutely amazing! You'll love this book if you enjoy books that you can imagine yourself in, romance, friendship, death, and new beginnings. The main character Macy starts the summer out with her boyfriend leaving for "Brain Camp" and Macy stuck at home working and trying to get past the death of her father. She ends up finding a new job and from there she meets Wes. What can I say? The love story starts there. The ending was amazing, and written perfectly.. it definitely did not dissapoint. I would recommend this to other girls for sure! If you have heard great things about Sarah Dessens books I would definitely start out with this one, it will leave you wanting more of her captivating stories!
Date published: 2010-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Another amazing book by the fantastic author Sarah Dessen. I am constantly dumbfounded by how Sarah Dessen can capture my attention so fully. Not only do I care about the main characters, I also find myself falling in love with her secondary characters as well. When I read a Sarah Dessen book I am instantly transported to another world, a world that I don't want to leave.
Date published: 2010-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Truth About This Book... The Truth About Forever is my first Sarah Dessen book, and from this one I will be looking forward to more of her books! In this story we have Macy, who says goodbye to her brainiac boyfriend Jason, who is going to Brain Camp for the summer. Macy's mom is a very busy person with all her show homes, and one day she got the Wish catering staff to get the food prepared for her. Macy gets to help along and they offer her a job, she accepts and makes a bunch of new fun, chaotic friends. She also meets Wes. A very handsome man who is an aritst, and was a bad boy in the past. But now he has learned his lesson. Anyways his mother did pass away, and Macy's father also passed away, so that's something they have in common. Macy and Wes have a special game they play called Truth, where you ask questions and you must tell the truth. Every time Macy and Wes meet up, they play their game. From the hardworking Macy, who studies everyday, to the fun, girl who isn't afraid to party anymore or even go out! She is finally happy with her life, but will something or someone take all that away from her? My opinion on this book was that, it was so beautiful, and so realisitc. And you finally find out what life means, and what it is...I can't wait to read more of Dessen's books in the future. This is one is A MUST READ!
Date published: 2009-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The truth about this book is that it's amazing. The truth about this book is that it's amazing. Once again Dessen is able to write a book that will touch readers of all ages and sends out a strong message. The mixture of triumph and heart break is always there with her books. You can't help but fall for the characters and shed a tear as they struggle through the pot holes that life guides them to. But, like real life there are people there to help them out if they are only willing to accept it; and that's such a huge lesson that Dessen always plants in her books. The cute romance between Wes and Macy is refreshing and a reminder of a good healthy friendship/relationship. It's not always perfect but the open honesty between them is beautiful. I loved the group of characters in this book. I loved Kristy and her fierce compassion towards Macy. How she slowly makes Macy realize her value and what a nut her ex, Jason, really is. I've noticed that Dessen will mention places from previous books and in this one (I haven't read her books in publishing order) I was reminded of so many other fantastic characters from the books I've already read. Had a squee moment, okay a few. I am just in love with this author and cannot wait for my daughter to be old enough to read this and Dessen's other books.
Date published: 2009-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from her novels never disappoint me XD SARAH DESSEN has done it again. another book that was finished before the week, before 2 days was up! i try and make a book last at least a week. so i know im pacing myself and that i can get everything else in my life done! but man o man. this is the 3rd book i read by her. and my ambition now in life, is to buy every single one of her books cuz they are that good! there not just love stories. there stories with meaning behind it. the real world.. and what people actually go through... and how they can always push threw that obstacle in their life, and how no matter what... there will always be someone there, even if its only yourself. At least you know your never alone!
Date published: 2009-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Able to relate to this Book! Really liked this book!! Enjoyed the authors style of writtng, and the main characters sturggles were very realistic. I was able to really relate to the main character. Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2009-08-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring There is no soul in these books, it's garbage.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW....LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!! This story is by far my favourite story ever!!! The storyline is amazing, I cried, i laughed, i felt my heart flutter with the interactions between Macy and Wes....simply amazing. Macy and Wes are the cutestttttt ever and the way they act around eachother is sooo realistic so it makes it so easy to relate. The way they are around eachother isn't corny or lame...it's exciting and nerve racking at times...u won't put this book down...i was supposed to do a paper and i ended up reading the book till 4am and then started my paper at 430...that's how addicting this book is!!!! This book is totally worth buying!!!
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I heard it's really good! My friend keeps telling me it's the best book ever, and how it's waaaay better than Twilight ( and she was really OBSESSED with it before) so I'm looking forward to reading it I've read Just Listen and Im reading This Lullaby right now, and I love it so far.
Date published: 2009-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good The Truth About Forever is the first Sarah Dessen novel I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I will definitely be picking up more Sarah Dessen novels. The Truth About Forever was witty, charming, honest and just plain brilliant. A must read for any avid reader.
Date published: 2009-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow-ed me I have never read a book by Sarah Dessen before, but even though I`ve seen and heard good things about her books, I was hesitant to read this. But once I started, I began to really sink into the story, and I just loved it :D Realistic characters, realistic plot, and everything and anything that has happend in this book can happen. 10/5 ;)
Date published: 2009-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistently Dessen I dare you to find another consistenly great writer as Sarah Dessen. Macy has her summer placed out perfectly in front of her: miss her perfect boyfriend while he is at Brain Camp, work at the library, study. Then one day she meets the crew of Wish: a chaotic, loud, fun, they take Macy and teach her there is more to life than perfection. Loved this book. Dessen writes teens as they really are: smart, confused, and just trying to figure life out. Mistakes are made, paths travelled, and life is lived.
Date published: 2009-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Read I love Sarah Dessen's novels, even though I know her books are classified as young adult, to me they seem like they aren't. The Truth About Forever stars Macy, a normal, everyday intelligent highschool student. At the beginning she is dating a boring boy named Jason, who is anal about every detail in his life. He's going away to what Macy calls "Brain Camp" for the summer, and she is taking over his desk job at the library. Macy knows the first day at the job, that she not going to enjoy it, because of her co-workers who think they are far more intelligent than she will ever be. Then, she starts working at a catering service, where she meets the very gorgeous Wes. They soon become very good friends, and soon, you realize that they should be dating. I have read three other books by this author, and they are all some of my favourite reads, and this book is no exception. In the other books I have read by her, the endings were always great, but not how I thought they would end (this isn't a bad thing, I like surprises). This book features another awesome ending, and it ends exactly how I was hoping it would. Yet again, Sarah has written life-like characters that anyone could relate too.
Date published: 2008-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEYOND amazing. god-written. You owe it to yourself to read this book. I usually never cry during a book, it's just not my thing.. but I read this one in one sitting in the middle of the night and I kept bursting out into tears again every few pages. My eyes didn't dry properly for a while. This book is a magical, intense, emotional and insightful story that will pull on your heartstrings and make you think. God-written, seriously. R.T.
Date published: 2008-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from faaaaantastic:) This was such a cute book. I love that it doesn't have the classic "Hollywood" ending, where everything works out and everyone lives happily ever after - it's so played out haha. greaaat book. <3
Date published: 2008-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Truth About Forever I went totally crazy over this book...I abusetly lovedddd ittt!!! it was amazing!! I couldnt put it down!! Everything was so well put together, and wonderful, and just a great book!!!!!! Recommed to EVERYONE!!!!! hha
Date published: 2008-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG! YOu're missing out on something AWESOME, if you don't read this!!!!!! THis book was just amazing. It's so thoughtful, and deep. I couldn't put it down. It's filled with all the ingredients a great book needs. Definitely read this book! :)
Date published: 2008-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best of Dessen I love all of Sarah Dessen's work, but this one hooked me more than the others. A wonderful book!
Date published: 2008-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) I love Wes! He is everything one could ever look for in a boyfriend. This book was captivating and compelling. I found my self becoming emerged in the drama in Macy's life.
Date published: 2008-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing this book was amazing!! Once again Sarah Dessen has written an amazing book. I also really love one of her other books called someone like you. If you read this one and you loved it then you will love all her books.
Date published: 2008-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How to Fall in Love with a Novel Such a great novel. I found myself reading the whole thing in one sitting. Loved each character, even the cold and frustrating mother, if only because I felt like I understood exactly where she was coming from. Very sweet novel dealing with the death of a loved one.
Date published: 2008-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is one of the best books that I have ever read. It completely changed the way I thought.. It will be a book that I will pass down to my children.
Date published: 2008-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh.. my.. gosh.. Tehe. The title of my review is pretty much all I could say when I finished this book. It is, currently, my absolute favourite book of all time. This is one of those books that really stirs emotion. I cried, from laughter and sorrow. I'd even have to take a break from time to time to digest every beautiful thing the author had to say. I am a huge fan of Sarah Dessen, especially her novels This Lullaby, and Just Listen. When I began this novel, I anticipated it would be wonderful, but it is SO MUCH MORE than that !! Adults, and teens alike should read this book. It truly is one of those books that you can say gives you a 'warm' feeling. Because it literally does!!
Date published: 2007-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Awesome book. I finished it all in one night. From like 10 to 12? It was really great!
Date published: 2007-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was so amazing, and I couldn't put it down. I love how Sarah can make up characters so realistically, I felt as though *I* was Macy Queen. I'd love to have friends like Kristy, Bert and the gang and it seemed as though they were my friends. I recommend this book to any teen who needs inspiration or just wants to read a very heartfelt book. The ending is very sweet, but I won't spoil it for anyone.
Date published: 2007-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The truth about The Truth About Forever "The Truth About Forever" is a book that has good advice for teenagers because it tells the story of a young girl's struggles with her family and her life in general. Macy Queen is trying to live though the summer with her boring job and her problems with her mother. She goes through hardships and does manage to find herself. The book's narration is first person so you get the advantage of getting to know the main character really well. The book uses a good amount of dialogue and enough description so that you are not bored and are still feeling involved in the novel. The mood of the book is troublesome because the main character has to get through a lot of problems, but the author does make it enjoyable with light, happy parts. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book because it keeps you guessing and it is truthful. Reading this book has made me realize that life can continue through hard times.
Date published: 2007-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS THE BEST BOOK ON EARTH This I think is her best written book. Like umm how Wes liked Macy and Macy liked Wes but neither of them did single thing about it, until like the VERY end
Date published: 2007-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. This book is completely astounding ! It was the first book I read by Sarah Dessen and it totally made me want to read all of her other ones. I've read every title by her but so far this one is my favorite (and my second favorite is Just Listen). It's soo cute and sweet and it just kept me wondering what was going to happen between the two main characters, especially when Wes's girlfriend came.. I don't want to give it away, so everybody should read this book. It's amazing and Sarah Dessen is just such a talented author. (Wes sounds like such an amazing guy !)
Date published: 2007-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovable! This book was an easy read and left me thinking about it days later. I loved it! It was so sweer and adorable~!
Date published: 2007-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fresh and clear massage Although I read this book two days ago and have read another one since, which would normally have occupied my current attention, this latest story by Sarah Dessen is a nice change and is still on my mind. Normally books I read these days don't include so much detail and description. While it's not overly detailed, and boringly slow, the author spends some time letting you get to know Macy which turned the story-like all her other books- into a evenly paced and patient read (not a bad thing). While, sadly, I'm already pointlessly forgetting the story line of yet another book-even if they're all just for entertaining purposes only, I'm thrilled about the idea transferred to me (and that I'm actually retaining for a bit) threw the short cut-out of a character's life. I'm not really rating it highly because I enjoyed it, which I spose I did but it was more that I thought about what it said which isn't so common. Basically what I produced from it was the idea that everyone has 'a forever', it may be the next half an hour or the next 80 years but we don't know, do we? That's why you have to know that this, THIS right now, this hour, this afternoon, this day is how you wouldn't mind spending your 'forever'. Last night as I tried to explain to my dad this cool little concept, he said it was stupid, just like the saying "live every day like it's your last". Well sure, I agree that cliché just waists its words, but I really like and appreciate what I believe Sarah Desen was trying to convey here. Basically: make sure you're happy, really. Because as much as we are constantly reminded: don't work to hard, find love, relax, enjoy your life, give the dog a tickle. Really, I mean god, as much as I think I'm a competent person and enjoy my nice little organized life, it better be what I really want, and enjoy, or at least working up to that point. You don't necessarily need religion to be happy, (I'm definitely not religious myself), but you have got to make sure your life is great, or at least good. Don't let your self build a wall around your self and the world and become a neurotic little prick making lists for everything as they pointed out in the book. Instead have fun, do 'bad' stuff, enjoy your life, be inspirational and THINK. Cause we're damn lucky to be on this earth (imagine all of the factors that we have succumb to actually be alive, so many factors could have easily not created YOU). So got for a swim in a lack, care for someone, be kind, love your self, bake a pie- whatever takes your fancy-and spread the sweetness around... my that was corny, but believe my this book isn't, spend your forever wisely, read a book : ] perhaps this one?
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from keeps you guessing I read " the truth about forvere" short after reading "this lullaby" and now Sarah Dessen must be one of my favorite teen authors EVER! Its a Really wonderful book to read during the summer days. The story line not only includes a teen romance, but alos family issues and other hard things teens go through making it interesting for alot of different people. The other thing i liked about this book is that it keps you guessing about whats going to happen until the very end. If ou loved this book you will defintly fall for Sarah Dessen's "This Lullaby"
Date published: 2006-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite EVER I love this book so much it is simply yet another amazing book from Sarah Dessen. The story is so captivating that I read this book in one day. I felt as if I knew the characters and the love story was enough on its own...
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This book was amazing, it was my favorite out of all Dessen's books.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from defiante page turner. so this is the best book of hers that i have ever read. i am a big fan of hers, but this book just blew me away. it has got to be defiantly high on my top 10 favourite books of all time.
Date published: 2006-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read... This was the first book by the author Sarah Dessen I read, and it sure wont be the last. I started to read this book on the plane to Disneyland. All I could think about while I was in Disneyland was this book, I even choose to miss a day of Disneyland to come back to my room to finish it! It is very addicting! A must read!
Date published: 2006-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE IT!! I loved the book so much..its one of the best book that I have read in couple of years..or months... I adore all the books that were wrote by Sarah Dessen..and I cant wait for her seventh book(i think) Just Listen... only 4 months to go till the book comes out....I loved how it was a happy ending in the book...and I loved Wes!!
Date published: 2006-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME BOOK!!! THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK IN THE WORLD YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!! THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY
Date published: 2005-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a MUST-READ Book! The Truth About Forever is the first book by Sarah Dessen that I've ever read and I must say that I'm SO happy with this book! There are so many insights in the story that would make one say, 'Hey, that's so right', while reading. The story has a good balance and mix of tackling relationships, truths, pressures, letting go and moving on. This book is definitely part of my must-read list and I highly recommend it to everyone, regardless of age. =)
Date published: 2005-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book got me hooked I have to say I got an advanced copy of this book and i am glad i did this had to be the best first book of hers to read it was captivating and truthful. A great book.
Date published: 2005-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just wayy too good to be true. i have all the sarah dessen books after reading that summer. i couldnt put down this lulaby.. but this book by far was the best. it has romance.. and everything else that a teen would want in a book. i fell in love with the book, and more specifically .. Wes. it makes you think about your life and the book is just beyond wonderful.. now that i finished reading it.. i regret finishing it so fast! i have to read it all over again!! just to good.
Date published: 2005-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing the book is amazing and give you so much more inner thoughts .. i love the character and how it develope .. just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo goood
Date published: 2005-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! and i thought dreamland was good... this book was amazing! i read dreamland by the same author earlier and thought that was great but after reading this book i'm stunned. it was definitly one of the best books i ever read! i recomend it to everyone. it should be made into a movie, to see the characters in this novel come to life would be unreal!
Date published: 2005-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!! This book was amazing!! I could't put it down and finished it right away!! I love Sarah Dessen's books!! I've read them all like 5 times!! They're so well writen it's like your in the story!! You feel the pain!! I own 2 of her books..but I'm hoping I get them all one day!!
Date published: 2005-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome It's very easy to relate to, especially when you've experienced grief yourself losing a loved one or close friend. Macy, became so quiet after her father's death, afraid to come out of her shell and just have an evening of fun. Then suddenly Wes appears, turning her world upside down, much for the better. But when her on-hold boyfriend comes back, she must choose between perfection and the unpredictable Wes, that makes her happier than she's ever been.
Date published: 2004-11-08

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Truth About Forever

by Sarah Dessen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.05 in

Published: April 11, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142406252

ISBN - 13: 9780142406250

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Marcy is looking forward to a boring summer: She has a dull job at the library, will log many hours studying for the SATs, and will grieve silently over her father's death. Everything changes when she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew and starts really living life. Speak

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Chapter One Jason was going to Brain Camp. It had another name, a real name, but that’s what everyone called it. “Okay,” he said, wedging a final pair of socks along the edge of his suitcase. “The list. One more time.” I picked up the piece of paper beside me. “Pens,” I said. “Notebooks. Phone card. Camera battery. Vitamins.” His fingers moved across the contents of the bag, finding and identifying each item. Check and double-check. With Jason, it was always about being sure. “Calculator.” I continued, “Laptop. . . .” “Stop,” he said, putting up his hand. He walked over to his desk, unzipping the slim black bag there, then nodded at me. “Skip down to list number two.” I scanned down the page, found the words LAPTOP (CASE), and cleared my throat. “Blank CDs,” I said. “Surge protector. Headphones. . . .” By the time we’d covered that, then finished the main list—stopping to cover two other sub-headings, TOILETRIES and MISCELLANEOUS—Jason seemed pretty much convinced he had everything. Which did not, however, stop him from continuing to circle the room, mumbling to himself. It took a lot of work to be perfect. If you didn’t want to break a sweat, there was no point in even bothering. Jason knew perfect. Unlike most people, for him it wasn’t some distant horizon. For Jason, perfect was just over the next hill, close enough to
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From the Publisher

A New York Times bestseller
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Expect the unexpected.
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Macy&#8217;s got her whole summer carefully planned.
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But her plans didn&#8217;t include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didn&#8217;t include Wes.
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But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most.
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&#147;Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know.&#8221; &#151;Publishers Weekly
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Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Dreamland
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
That Summer
This Lullaby
What Happened to Goodbye


About the Author

Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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