Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Truth About Forever--Sarah Dessen

Title: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking, 2004
Pages: 374 p
Source: Library ebook
Compensation: None
Read: May 2015

This was the only Sarah Dessen book I hadn't read. I'm not sure why but I'm glad I finally did. 

Macy has a picture-perfect life. Smart boyfriend, good grades, and everything planned out. Her practical but unfeeling boyfriend Jason is spending the summer at Brain Camp and chooses her as his replacement for his library job. She plans to spend her days at the library and her evenings studying for the SAT and never have to think about her father's tragic death. But plans don't always work out and when she unexpectedly starts helping out a catering company she realizes there is a peace in chaos and not having everything planned. Meeting an artistic cute boy with grief of his own is just icing on the cake. 

I don't think I've ever not liked a Sarah Dessen book and this is no exception. There is just something about her stories and the way she writes that gets to me. She is the queen of teen fiction for a reason. The one quibble I had was that no public library would have teenagers working as reference librarians-- but I did work in that role at my college library. That didn't detract from the story at all. 

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