My rating: ★★★★★
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Expect the unexpected.
Macy’s got her whole summer carefully planned.
But her plants didn’t include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didn’t include Wes.
But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most.
“All I’d wanted for so long was for someone to explain everything that had happened to me in this same way. To label it neatly on a page: this leads to this leads to this.”
This book is actually a re-read for me. I first read The Truth About Forever almost two years ago on ebook format. I loved it and I know I just have to get my own physical copy. That’s why when I received my order for it, I immediately read it. The title is what made me want to read this book. I remember finding it on the internet, like, 3 years ago and I know I have to read it. The book cover is pretty as it highlighted two of my favorite colors: green and blue. I just wish that they have put the ‘Angel’ or ‘heart-in-hand’ sculpture instead of this wishbone bracelet. I already have read 4 books by Sarah Dessen and my favorites are The Truth About Forever and Lock and Key.
“Doesn’t it seem, sometimes, that the whole damn world’s uphill?”
This book is like a typical set-in-summer book. Summer started wrong for girl, girl found boy then everything felt that things are now finally falling into place. I admit that yes, it’s kinda typical but this book is so much more than that. Maybe I love this book so much because of the family thing in it. Make me read a book that has like family issues in it there’s a big chance that I will love it. The writing is pretty good, it’s not hard to read, if you know what I mean.
“There’s just something fun, very once in a while, about getting the shit scared out of you.”
I can somewhat relate to the main character, Macy. She’s awkward and does not open up to her family. I don’t like Macy’s mom. She’s really inconsiderate but oh well, I can kind of understand it because of what she went through. Delia the caterer is really the kind of mother or aunt anyone would want. She’s caring and unique and I just love her personality. Speaking of personality, there’s Kristy who is freaking awesome and funny. I love her so much and please I’m begging anyone, let me have a Kristy for a best friend. Of course, a contemporary YA romance book would not be complete without an attractive and mysterious guy. Wes.
“I was struck by how good looking he was, in that accidental, doesn’t-even-know-it kind of way. Which only made it worse. Or better. Or whatever.”
Wes. Oh my Wes. I don’t want to scream to you guys but WES IS LIKE MY ULTIMATE BOOK BOYFRIEND. Like I said before, I like my book boyfriends quiet and oh-so mysterious. So that’s what Wes is: quiet, mysterious and incredible. He’s not perfect and that’s what I love most about him. He’s also real smooth. Please, I’m begging anyone again, let me have a Wes.
“As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potentials.”
Some of my favorite parts are when Wes and Macy are playing Truth. It’s sa-woon! (If you have read the book then you know what I mean.) I love how, even the small things, connect to the larger points in the story. It’s really awesome. My absolute favorite part would be the part before the actual ending. It’s WOW.
“Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
Reading this book again made me really happy because I remembered how much I love and enjoy reading it back then. The Truth About Forever would be forever on my top favorite books and if you haven’t read them, then add this on your TBR books now, like, right now. I especially recommend them to fans of Jennifer E. Smith.
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(Originally posted on: http://thebookishangel.blogspot.com/2015/03/book-review-truth-about-forever-by.html last March 4, 2015)