The Truth About Forever (by Sarah Dessen) Book Review

August 09, 2016

The Truth About Forever

Book Synopsis:

A long, hot summer…

That’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 father.

But 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 really always better to be safe than sorry?

My Review:

Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever is a book about a girl named Macy who is surrounded by control freaks, until she found Wish Catering where she met Wes, who made her realize what she really wanted to do with her life.

I like how the characters were presented. Sarah didn’t make the readers confused, except the part from the start where Wes and Bert are doing that “Gotcha Thing” ’cause I got a little confusion either Wes and Bert was talking. But the story was then established clearer, as you read and read and read. To be honest, I kept guessing what the next chapter will be, but I kept having the wrong conclusion. I think that’s Sarah’s forte, to put some twists in the usual stories.

The first part was a little bit slow, so honestly, it made me quite boring but in the middle part, many climaxes have arrived, making the readers want to reach the end of the book as soon as possible.

Yes. Another cliffhanger from Dessen. Wes and Macy’s romantic moments was really not enough. I want more after their running moment. If you’ll ask me if I want a sequel, I’ll say YES, definitely yes!

I would suggest it to teens and adults for it has something to do with them, especially the mother-daughter part. They will learn a lot, particularly on what a teenager may go through.

All in all, I’ll rate it 4 our of 5.:)

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