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.
Dear Sarah Dessen,
Where have you been my whole life??!!
Seriously, this is one of those "it's not you, it was me" situations. I've spent the last several years reading almost only young adult/adult paranormal books. I thought a Contemporary Young Adult book couldn't possibly hold my attention. I needed the fang, the venom, the curses and spells and, well, you know what I mean, right?
But after years of looking at your books and thinking "Looks good, too bad it's not my type", I took what thousands have been saying about your books to heart, and I took a chance. I am so happy I finally wised up. I loved each and every character in this book: Bert, and Kristy, and Delia and Monica (Donneven), Macy and Wes. The Truth About Forever was beautiful, wistful, poignant, life-affirming... I could keep going, but you've heard all of this before. You're Sarah-freaking-Dessen!
If your other books are half as brilliant as The Truth About Forever, consider me a fan for life. I'm buying all of your books ASAP. Thank you. Thank you for writing books about endearing, slightly broken, charming, wonderful characters. Books that I will be so happy to share with my daughter one day (b/c really, I am not letting her read the Night Huntress books, uh-uh).
I guess what I'm trying to say, in my own rambling way, is The Truth About Forever was amazing.
Andrea, a passionate reader
"We sat there, looking at each other. It was warm out, the fireflies sparkling around us, and he was
close to me, his knee and mine only inches apart. I had a flash of how his hand had felt earlier, his
fingers closing over mine, and for one crazy second I thought everything could change, right now, if
only I could let it. If he'd been any other boy, and this was any other world, I would have kissed him.
Nothing would have stopped me." ~pg. 246
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