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The Truth About Forever There Are Alternate Cover Editions For This ISBN Here And HereA Long, Hot SummerThat 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 FatherBut 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 Question Her Sheltered Life Is It Reallyalways Better To Be Safe Than Sorry For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now You can never know for sure, so you d better make every second count High Points.Not a wizard mind reader necromancer vampire werewolf Cornish Piskie I feel there is lack of Cornish Piskies in YA novels.maybe I ll remedy that soon zombie in sight HURRAH Outstanding supporting cast Food seriously, I put on about five stone just reading this book Best friends Good grief and real emotions Being the person you want to be not the person they want you to be Boys with tattoos Girls with go go boots Running out of petrol Arts and crafts Sa wooon.Low Points.This book was really quite slow at points and there were a lot of description that didn t add much to the story Did we need four consecutive pages about houses But it got there in the end and I ended up enjoying it a lot and I will not be shunned by the entire YA community for treason against Queen Dessen HURRAH.Heroine.Macy Queen, 16, wants to be perfect and I have to admit alarm bells began ringing pretty early on in this book but then they shut off when I realised that just because she wanted to be perfect doesn t mean she actually was.Which is great because perfection is overrated So, even though for the first couple of chapters Macy kept her personality cards very close to her chest, I could see through her poker face and I don t even know how to play poker even when we play for Smarties on the table instead of money..and I love Smarties So even though I know she wanted me to, I did not write Macy off Because I m stubborn and I knew there was the fun time Macy in there somewhere As the book progressed, Macy started to stand up for herself and develop that little thing we call a backbone and start living the life she knew was out there Macy had a lot to deal with in the past couple of years and had built up lots of sturdy walls around her to stop anyone seeing that she is finding grieving for her father difficult read human I know I ve said it before but there is something so satisfying about seeing a character come into their own and fight for their right to party be someone they ve been trying to squash because they re afraid.And if there is a sexy boy involved, then that s just fine too Love Interest.Jason Seriously what was he Are there any seventeen year old boys actually like that Do they truly exist And if so why did Macy, as a girl with a pulse, stay with him so long I guess nothing says passion like lists ListsWell, hello Wes with your tattoo and your past Which is different to a past because it s in italics exciting and dangerous and sexy Even though it was so very obvious that you and Macy were going to end up canoodling as soon as you loped I don t think I ve ever met a boy who loped One day, Jo One day onto the page But I was OK with it because, although you had a past, you never made a secret about it and you never kept anything from Macy because you felt she couldn t handle it and it was never an issue and Macy didn t go mental over it Which was refreshing because I find girls often get blind sighted by a boy with a past Yes, my dear Wes, you have baggage but you have managed to fold it into a nice and stylish bag that you can carry around with ease that doesn t drag you down and make you insufferable and boring.You are also a massive goof, you re such a cute big brother and a loyal nephew and you are scared of clowns, which pretty much makes us soul mates.And you and Macy are really cute together and you encouraged her to be the girl she was too afraid to be just in case she slipped up and was no longer perfect Also, you can weld Which is always hot Best Friend s.I loved their interactions and their tomfooleries and the way they embraced Macy, no questions asked Also, they have an ambulance as their method of transport AN AMBULANCE.It s safe to say that I would go out with vommy Sherman from Shreveport to be friends with Kristy, Monica, Delia and Bert Theme Tune.Live Forever Oasis.This song will always remind me of being young and giving a metaphorical middle finger to all the bitchy, stuck up people who work in libraries who look down on you because you re not perfectWe see things they ll never see I ll take living passionately over perfection any day, thank you very much.Angst Scale.9 10 There was great deal of angst in this book Whether it was Macy and her grieving for the death of her father or Macy always striving for unattainable perfection, their was always the sense of angst looming in the background And as I mentioned early this book was a tad wordy and it sometimes felt like I was being clobbered over the head with a brick made of teenage emotion, but it fit well with the pace of the book Because even though it was heavy going in places, when it was funny it was really funny I was snorting and hiccoughing with laughter here there and everywhere with this book.I liked the dichotomy of trivial angst vs real life emotions that Dessen sets up because it allowed me to understand the difficulties that Macy feels and her insecurities and allowed me to not only understand her but to relate to her I thought the way that Dessen depicted losing a family member was effective and the raw emotions that come after death were written perfectly I especially liked the parts with the products that Macy s dad bought from the catalogues so poignant BUT, I m OK with boy angst when I care for the boy and think he s worth your angst and fretting But Macy why did you even care about Jason He did not deserve the amount of angst you gave him He wrote lists, for goodness sake Lists.Recommended For.People who like contemporary YA books People who don t really like contemporary YA books but who are willing to give them a try People who like boys with a past People who have always wanted to quit a job in a dramatic way People who find welding a sexy past time People who like driving around in converted ambulances with excellent best friends People who like meatballs so basically, everyone. I never, ever would have read Sarah Dessen if it weren t for my GoodReads friends I m not much on chick lit and I only occasionally come across realistic YA fiction that I truly enjoy, so I was extremely wary of what lay behind those pretty book covers, even though most of the reviews were positively gushing.I fell for this book really hard, really fast, however I expected a light, hopefully somewhat amusing read but what I got instead was a quiet, deep story that I absolutely loved reading from beginning to end I felt so much empathy for Macy, who struggles to be the perfect daughter but feels small and unimportant in so many aspects of her life The author also wrote incredibly touching examples of how people process grief in different ways, especially in how Macy witnessed her father s death as well as the funny and bittersweet packages that continue to arrive for him I also found Macy s relationships with her mom and her sister to be painfully familiar as well as believably awkward and flawed.This isn t a doom and gloom Message Book, however it s surprisingly sweet and warm and grounded in a way that so many of these types of books are not I loved the way Macy s friendships with Kristy and Monica and Delia and Bert, as well as her than friends relationship with Wes, are portrayed view spoiler Lamest ex boyfriend ever, though But the uppity mean girls at the library were totally believable hide spoiler First thoughts I might need to change my rating system for this book to be given only 5 stars Also i need some time to sort out my feelings between both overwhelming joy and sadness and come up with a proper review, because i have lots of wow s in my mind right now, but i fear that it might not be enough to express how beautiful this book really is.This story really touched a soft spot in my heart It s all in the view That s what I mean about forever, too For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now You never know for sure, so you d better make every second count Full Review This book was so beautiful that I felt the urge to cry so many times, but not just for sadness, but because of all those strong emotions that this story has brought out of my heart.Truth being said, I think I ve felt in love that night, while reading it not only with Wes but with all the crew members from Wish I have a big heart in my tiny body, so maybe even Caroline can squeeze in there, also I have a lot of affection for Macy s father, and if she wasn t so damn stubborn Macy s mother could ve won a little spot too just a tiny one.I haven t enjoyed the side characters this much since maybe On the Jellicoe Road , I haven t cheered as much for the main characters since Anna and the French Kiss, I haven t cared this much for someone s as a character death since Winter Longing or The Hunger Games as a matter of fact Oh God, I simply love it This is a story about loss, and I understand it This is a story about first love, and remember it This is a story about beginnings, and I am already there This is a story about real life, and I am living it This is one of those beautiful books that I will grab some other time and read it again, and I really hope that I will be able to feel the same emotions, that I am going to love it even I liked the way every character in the story handled the loss in their life and how different their choices were Macy s mother and Wes found refugee in their work the same path but in such a different way Macy kept all the pain inside, waiting for it to just disappear in time, but in fact it only got stronger until it became unbearable I understood her friendship with Wes, how good it felt for her to talk to someone that could understand her and her fears, someone who could take the pain away with only an embrace, or a word, or an understanding smile Delia was a mixture between them all She knew how strong her pain was, and she learned how to live with it I liked the comparison with the hole in the road, I could understand her better Macy s sister was probably like me She was the one crying her heart out at the beginning, and after that she was the one trying to put the pieces of her life and even theirs back together.Now about the love story, oh, it was precious Macy and Wes are adorable, too adorable for words.It was such a slow development, in the best possible way, it made me feel like a teenager again, falling in love for the first time I loved their truth game and the way they kept finding out things about each other, it was nice to see how perfectly they fit together, how close they became day by day There are few couples in the YA literature that made me feel so much joy and sadness for them It s just crazy how beautiful this book really is And now I m at a loss for words, so go read the book and then tell the world how much you love it, because I bet you will, with all your heart the truth about forever is that it is happening right now This review can also be found at ReadingAfterMidnight.comBlog EN Facebook Twitter Tumblr Bloglovin Blog RO I thank this book for giving me an important insight on what could be going on in the mind of a 16 year old girl in today s world.You see, I am a father of a girl of that same age The age of the Macy, the narrator main protagonist of this book My daughter is my only child For the past 16 years, I have been trying to be a good father But what is a good father Since there is no school in good parenting, most of my styles come from what I thought were the good points my father showed me or what I thought he should have done or showed to me but he did not This could be wrong Reasons 1 Those experiences were for a father son relationship 2 I grew up with 3 other siblings 3 I was 16, 31 years ago almost 1 generation in between So, times, indeed changed already.Macy loves his father They run together every morning The father dies of heart attack one morning when Macy is too lazy getting up from bed So, Macy thinks that her father would still be alive if she was not lazy that morning She blames herself but she doesn t tell this to anyone As an outlet for this guilt, she tries to excel in everything she does in school, in the library where she works or in her occasional job at Wish Catering She thinks that by being excellent, she will be able to please her dead father and that somehow will ease up her guilt.Since the birth of my daughter, I ve been trying to be a hands on dad When I was growing up, my father was almost always at home because he was a plantation owner so he did not have to work at all So, in a way, he was there when I needed him but just like many traditional fathers he was distant especially when he was busy playing chess, drinking with his friends or reading newspaper He stayed seven years in college but was not a diligent my impression student and I could not remember an instance when he helped me with my homework except to correct my grammar or pronunciation when I read aloud my speeches prepared as required by my teachers I knew that my father was proud of us when we got good grades, medals or distinctions for excellent performance in school but he did not show any emotion in front of us I thought that I would have been happier as a child if he jumped up and down when I bought home medals from school or when it was announced that I was in the top 4 of my graduating clss in high school.So, when I became a father, I was like that Always jumping up and down and really appreciative of whatever good news my daughter told me Each day Each school report card Each school year I always tried attending her school events I was always eager listening to whatever news she brought home from school Pre school Elementary High school.Little did I know that she was feeling the pressure She thought that I was expecting too much from her She thought that I would like her to achieve what I achieved I knew this not even from my wife but from my wife s older sister who was closed to my daughter.So, where did I go wrong Where is that balance between too little and too much That was the dilemma of Macy in this book, The Truth About Forever. Where is that point to strike and the seesaw will stand still She thinks that Jason does not love her despite her trying to do her best in her work in the library She feels the pressure that she has brought to herself She assumes so many things that the unnecessary emotions have bottled up and so the seesaw is not balanced and her feelings are all mixed up and her life is in turmoil.I m too old to appreciate her romance with the tattooed Wes and I did not really care about his dark past Maybe my daughter would love this book But for me, I still liked this but not for that reason, that same reason why my Goodreads friends, liked this I read this as a father and I liked it Thank you, Tina, for recommending this book Thank you, Sheryl for lending me this copy Thank you, Maria for being my reading buddy I struggled finishing this book I felt the pressure but it was worth it Thank you Thank you

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