Sunday, May 30, 2010

Review: The Truth About Forver by Sarah Dessen

genre: young adult

When Macy's father unexpectedly passes away, she does a fine job of keeping the trauma inside. She sneaks into a shell inside herself, puts on a "best daughter show" for her mother and "best girlfriend show" for her boyfriend Jason and feels great security in things going just how they're planned. But when Jason leaves for the summer and a chance meeting with a unique crew of caterers turns Macy's summer upside down, she starts to find a few cracks in that shell of hers. Soon, unexpected chaos, and new friends help her begin to wonder if maybe things that have been kept long inside need to start seeing the daylight.

Macy is a pretty complex character. She's conflicted, sincerely grief-stricken and very slow to open herself up. One the one hand, this made me believe in her as a character, on the other hand - the book moved a little slowly for me, especially the romance. I think, though, that in this one the romance is not the point as much as is her emotional journey.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

This was my first Sarah Dessen and is my favorite too.

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