September 04, 2012

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

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Title: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Penguin Group Inc.
Price: Unknown (read in Ebook format)


A long, hot summer...

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry.

"But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you'd get too used to it, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you'll never really enjoy it when things go right."
There's just something about this book that really got me hooked in. I personally think Just Lullaby is still my favorite of all Sarah Dessen's works (maybe because it was the first book of her that I've read), but The Truth About Forever comes close, like, really close. Macy's world seems like a fun place to be.

I like almost everyone in this story; everyone in Wish catering (including the locked-mouth Monica) and Caroline (Macy's sister). I like the setting of the story; about how's Macy dealing with her father's death, the way her Mother acting up by busying herself so she'll escape from the grief of losing her husband, and every parts that includes Wish catering on a party.

Sarah Dessen also takes time to build Macy & Wes' relationship, and it only gets much better everytime with the 'Truth' game going on. It's sweet, and cute, and... good. Wes is clearly a boy that you could easily fall for, especially for his wonderful art skill.

Eventhough I think this book will be much better if the author cut some unnecessary parts out of the story (like, maybe, the part where Macy saw Wes & her girlfriend in Waffle House and the part where Jason tried to 'talk it out' with Macy in her mom's party), it's still very good. Love it.

"Not everyone needs a social life like what you had, Caroline. Macy's focused on school, and her grades are excellent. Just because she's not out drinking beer at two in the morning doesn't mean she isn't living a full life."
"I'm not saying her life isn't full. I just think she's awfully young to be so serious about everything."

Goodreads review.

- Tirta


  1. Hi Tirta! Thanks bunches for stopping by my blog! Always happy to return the favor. I believe it or not have not read a Dessen book, she is on my list of authors to try. I need to take some time and read a good chick lit book. Loved the quotes you included!

    1. Hi Heidi, thanks right back at you!
      If you haven't then you should sometime soon! Maybe you can try this one or This Lullaby, both are my favorite works of her :)

  2. I loved this one too! All the characters are wonderfully done. From Macy to her horrible perfectionist BF Jason, to Monica (monologue) with her short list of phrases! Lol! That had me cracking up. Wes was amazing too. Glad to see you enjoyed this and thanks for visiting The Readers Den


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