A highly-anticipated new novel from the author of This Lullaby.
Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development.
But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or . . . Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all--so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So . . . happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?
Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
In this contemporary romance, Dessen (This Lullaby) gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know. While recovering from her father's sudden death, Macy clings to things that are safe and predictable, notably her brilliant, oh-so-steady boyfriend Jason. ("Anything he did, he did well," Macy explains. "A lot of people might find this annoying, even loathsome. But not me. He was just what I needed.") When Jason goes off to "Brain Camp" for the summer and announces (via e-mail) that he wants to put their relationship on hold, Macy must find happiness and reassurance on her own. Much to her sensible mother's dismay, Macy impulsively takes a job at a disorganized catering company, working for very pregnant Delia, a woman who thrives on chaos. As a caterer's assistant, Macy endures flying meatballs, spilt wine, irate clients, inebriated guests and, at the same time, feels more alive than she has since her father's death?especially when she's around Wes, the sensitive, artistic bartender who seems to understand Macy better than anyone else. On one level, the novel traces the growing intimacy between Macy and Wes; on another, it examines the healing process as Macy allows herself to grieve. Readers will cheer Macy on as she tentatively reenters the world of the living by taking risks and relearning how to act spontaneously, embracing change rather than avoiding it. Ages 12-up. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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1 . looks good
Posted August 17, 2011 by allison , daviei haven't read the book yet but it looks great
2 . ....this book is love.
Posted December 28, 2010 by Jule , NarniaThis happens to be my favorite Sarah Dessen book and one of my all time favorite books as well. I can't believe how much I'm in love with The Truth About Forever. Its a great read, you can really find yourself connecting with the story line and its just one of those books that make you feel happy. :D
3 . Love, Love, Love this book!!
Posted November 28, 2010 by Jessica , NashvilleAll I have to say is that after reading this book I am now a fan of Sarah Dessen!!!
4 . Good
Posted August 20, 2010 by ilovebeautifulcreatures , inaplace...It was really good, but Sarah Dessen's books are all really similar. Mom with problems/no dad, mean mom/no dad, mean mom/divorced dad...seeing a pattern? However, this one is my fave and I really reccomend it. Pure writing and awesome.
5 . nothing but awesomeness
Posted July 20, 2010 by me , wvI love Sara Dessen books!! I'd tell anyone to read her books.
6 . I loved this book
Posted May 16, 2010 by Kaylin , Gilbert, ArizonaI really liked this book and keep wanting to reread it. Its a book that everyone should read.
7 . a must read!
Posted December 30, 2009 by Lexy , Grand Rapids, Michiganthis book was amazing just like any other book by sarah dessen! i would recomend this book to all of my friends! if your a sucker for happy endings, then read this book.
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