Dessen, Sarah The Truth About Forever

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The Truth About Forever

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The Truth About Forever is a captivating young adult novel about moving on from New York Times Number One bestseller Sarah Dessen, author of What Happened to Goodbye and Lock and Key, Sarah Dessen.

On the outside, Macy Queen is cool and calm. On the inside, she's breaking.

Silently struggling with her dad's death, and spending the summer apart from her oh-so-perfect boyfriend, Macy is smiling her way through - she's 'fine'. It's only when she meets a group of new friends - and artistic, sexy Wes catches her eye - that she realizes she can wear her heart on her sleeve sometimes. Because life doesn't stop when someone disappears - and even though she's lost so much, can Macy see what she has to gain?

'A compelling story beautifully written' - Time Out

'A poignant coming-of-age story' - Big Issue

Sarah Dessen is the author of six stunning teen novels: Just Listen, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, That Summer and What Happened to Goodbye. She lives in the countryside in North Carolina with her daughter, husband, some lizards and two very spoilt dogs - read her once and fall in love.

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With her sixth novel, award-winning author Sarah Dessen offers up another generous helping of finely crafted storytelling about real teens dealing with real life. In The Truth About Forever, when asked how she is coping with her father's death, invariably 17-year-old Macy Queen's answer is "fine", when nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, she is drowning in grief while maintaining a flawless façade of good grades and unblemished behaviour. Though she feels lost when her boyfriend heads to "Brain Camp" for the summer, she finds herself a job with the quirky Wish Catering crew, and meets "sa-woon"-worthy Wes, whose chaotic lifestyle is in direct opposition to her own. As the two share their stories over the summer, Macy realises she can no longer keep her feelings on ice. Though it feels like her future ended with her dad's death, Macy learns that forever is all about beginnings.

Dessen charts Macy's navigation of grief in such an honest way it will touch every reader who meets her. All of the Dessen trademarks are here: a girl in transition, a wonderfully fleshed-out cast of secondary characters, and of course, the luminous, powerful writing itself. The Truth About Forever will more than satisfy Dessen's legion of fans, and will win her countless more as well. For ages 12 and over. --Jennifer Hubert, Amazon.com

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A compelling story and beautifully written. Give this to a teenage girl and don't expect to see her until the last page has turned ((on Just Listen) Time Out)

A poignant coming-of-age story . . . this is perceptive and powerful storytelling ((on Just Listen) Big Issue)

Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy, and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know ((on The Truth About Forever) Publishers Weekly)

Sarah! I love all of your books, you've inspired me so much ( MySpace user)

I don't know how to explain how amazing your books are ( MySpace user)

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