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The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
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Feb 16, 10

bookshelves: children-s-and-ya-fiction, authors-cd
Read in October, 2008, read count: 2

Macy Queen is anticipating a long summer; her boyfriend will be at Brain Camp, her job at the library is extra dull, and she's still grieving for her father, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack. Macy's trying to be perfect, for her perfectionist boyfriend and her brittle, workaholic mother, but when she falls in with a chaotic catering crew, she discovers that she doesn't have to be perfect.

Dessen creates an affecting atmosphere of grief and loss, even though Macy and her family barely talk about her father, and as always, many wonderfully realized characters. Okay, maybe Wes was a little too perfect, but I loved how he and Macy get to know each other by playing Truth, asking each other questions which must be answered truthfully. This is yet another really good Dessen, maybe up there with Just Listen for me.

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