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Your Forever is Happening: The Truth About Forever Review

Name: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
Short Summary: 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 wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?
In public or under the covers?
You can totally read this book in public. But I prefer to read this book in the comfort of my bed, that way I’m comfy.
What mood? 
The mood is sad in parts. But it’s also happy. And you will laugh your head off at Kristy and Delia.
Main character – yay or nay?
I love Macy. Macy is probably one of my favorite characters in a book. I can really relate to her. When her dad died, she kind of shut down. She didn’t allow herself to mourn. She decided to become this perfect person. When my grandmother died last year, I did the same as Macy. I didn’t go out much. I became rather quiet. But then, like Macy, I met a great group of friends (including the beautiful Dexter and Bones), and I began to live my life again. Macy tries her best to please everyone, but eventually, she decides she has to be happy as well. I honestly do not have enough words to express my love for Macy Queen.
Getting Over (male's/female's name here):
Wes. Mmmmmmm. He’s just  yummy. The first time he appeared in the book, I was in awe. The way Wes is described is just perfection. He's a former bad boy. He's honestly just perfect to me. He likes flaws. He's not looking for that perfect girl, he just wants someone who is comfortable with who she is. He teaches Macy that life is what it is, sometimes bad stuff happens, but you have to learn from it, instead of running from it. Wes baker, 

Character Fever:
Jason: I know you're wondering why I would choose Jason. But just the way Sarah Dessen wrote his character with some potential for change, I just love it. 
Kristy: I love Kristy. She doesn't let Macy wallow in her saddness, she slowly helps Macy pick her life back up, and shows her she can't take anybody's crap. She shows her she deserves someone perfect for her, someone that shows her how to step outside of her boundaries, not someone who doesn't treat her right. (Who does that sounds like Dexter. hmm?) 
Delia: This woman is amazing. She is so funny. She freaks out over everything that goes wrong. And yet, instead of organizing things to make it better, she keeps things the way they are. She feels that things are the way they are for a reason, and she doesn't change that.
Bert: Bert is Wes' brother. He is so funny. I honestly do not have words to describe my love for Bert. He's perfect.
Caroline: She's Macy's sister. She gradually helps Macy and her mom out of their deep depression. She's just perfect.
Crust factor:
Okay, so Jason is pretty crusty. And so are Macy's evil co-workers at the library. Her mom is a bit crusty throughout the book, but the woman is hiding her grief. She's going to be crusty.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover: 
I love the book cover. I think it's perfect for the book. It just is.
Song this reminds me of:
Jessie J, Who You Are. It's perfect.
Future Companion Novels:
As you all know, sequels are unheard of in Sarah Dessen's world. But you can catch Macy and Wes in another book. And Jason is in two others. I'm not telling you which ones, just keep an eye out. 
Overall Rating:
I give this book a 5. I have to. It's perfect.


  1. Great review of a great book! It's been years since I've read this one but I still remember it well. I may have to re-read it- just to spend time with Wes again. ;)

  2. Thank you so much. I absolutely love Wes. He's the kind of guy I want =]


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