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Buddy Reads > The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (Kwesi, K.D. & Maria; Eavesdropper: Sheryl, Cary, Tina & Alona). Start Date: February 24, Friday

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message 1: by kwesi 章英狮 (last edited Feb 23, 2012 01:02AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

kwesi 章英狮 (kwesifriends) | 2752 comments Book: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Reading Buddies: Kwesi (Moderator), K.D. & Maria
Eavesdroppers: Sheryl, Cary, Tina & Alona

Start: February 24, 2012
End: February 28, 2012

Description:
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?


Reading Plan: (4-5 chapters per day)
Day 1 (Feb 24, 2012): Chapters 1 and 5
Day 2 (Feb 25, 2012): Chapters 5 and 10
Day 3 (Feb 26, 2012): Chapters 11 and 14
Day 4 (Feb 27, 2012): Chapters 15 and 18
Day 5 (Feb 28, 2012): Chapters 19 and 22



Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments Toddler, db sasali din c KD?


K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Tama. Papahiramin ako ni Sheryl. Humanda ang mga romance-lovers, babasagin ko ang trip har har.


kwesi 章英狮 (kwesifriends) | 2752 comments Haha. Ay, oo nga! Sandali, edit lang ng kaunti.


Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Eavesdrop din ako =D


kwesi 章英狮 (kwesifriends) | 2752 comments Listed! Haha!


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Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments Eavesdrop din ako like Tina so we'll sa-woon. haha


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments first time ko kay Dessen!


Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Tricia wrote: "Eavesdrop din ako like Tina so we'll sa-woon. haha"

Yes, sa-woon. <3


Sheryl | 238 comments Hahaha, sa-woooon talaga! :D


message 11: by Cary (new) - rated it 3 stars

Cary (forestercary) | 1370 comments eavesdropper na lang din ako nabasa ko na to


message 12: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Masaya ito. Maraming eavesdroppers har har.


Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Nabasa ko na rin to, hehe. Pasilip ha. Ahehe. :)


message 14: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Onga. 3 stars lang. At least, mas maganda sya kaysa "A Passage to India" Ohdeevah. har har


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments at nagulat ako dahil wala pa pala akong ebook nito. sheesh. makapaghanap nga muna...


message 16: by Monique (last edited Feb 23, 2012 06:17PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments K.D. wrote: "Onga. 3 stars lang. At least, mas maganda sya kaysa "A Passage to India" Ohdeevah. har har"

Hay nako KD, hanggang ngayon ba masama pa rin ang loob mo sa rating ko sa "A Passage to India"? Eh sa hindi ko sya talaga gusto eh. Hindi ba talga pwedeng magrespetuhan ng rating??

Oh well. Never mind.


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments Monique, KD prefers depressing stories over romance. Go figure.


message 18: by Tina (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Maria may ebook ako. Alam ko nasa hard drive ko lang somewhere, epub ata. You want?


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments Tina wrote: "Maria may ebook ako. Alam ko nasa hard drive ko lang somewhere, epub ata. You want?"

Thanks, Tina! But I scouted last night and found one. Bigla akong napressure kaya pinagpuyatan ko. lol. Salamat sa offer!


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Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Maria wrote: "Monique, KD prefers depressing stories over romance. Go figure."

Nice one, Chami!


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Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments Start na guys? Silip-silip din ako sa copy ko hahaha


message 22: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Maria: Na-realize mo pala yan, Maria. Kaya pala 4-stars ako sa "Lumayo Ka Nga sa Akin" har har. Depressing ba yon? Har har.

Monique: Nanga-asar lang har har. Sige na nga, ilibing na ang "A Passage to India." Har har. Basta kalimutan nyo rin na favorite ko ang "Twilight" har har. Deal?


message 23: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Tricia: Bukas pa ako magkakaroon ng copy. Sana di malimutan ni Sheryl.


kwesi 章英狮 (kwesifriends) | 2752 comments @Tricia: Sandali lang, pwede bukas na ako magsisimula. Busy pa ako sa The Little Prince, may pabula pa kasi si Jzhun! Haha.


message 25: by Apokripos (last edited Feb 24, 2012 05:36AM) (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) | 3321 comments Anong pabula?

Wala naman akong dalang sabon.

Sa CR ng Kitch Cafe doon ka magpabula.


kwesi 章英狮 (kwesifriends) | 2752 comments No need, may dala akong sabon kahit san ako pumupunta.


message 27: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Parang ibang bula na yan har har. Binata na yang si Kwesi eh.


message 28: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments I started reading last night. This and the Patrick Ness' book. I enjoyed this more. Kasi may father na namatay at ipinamigay ng Nanay ang mga hi-tech na gamit na binibili ng Tatay sa TV Shopping har har. Pinamigay lang? Tapos nag-donate pa ng money yong Nanay. Yaman!

Then nandoon ako sa part na tini-train siya sa library dahil umalis na ang boyfriend to attend the Brain Camp. Bakit parang nagkaroon ng ibang mga characters? Parang may bagong boy na papasok sa eksena? Parang nalito lang ako o inaantok na ako.


message 29: by Tina (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments K.D. wrote: "I started reading last night. This and the Patrick Ness' book. I enjoyed this more. Kasi may father na namatay at ipinamigay ng Nanay ang mga hi-tech na gamit na binibili ng Tatay sa TV Shopping ha..."

Yep, may papasok na bagong characters. :D


message 30: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments KD: Never thought babasahin mo to kasi sabi mo dati ayaw mo kasi my flower sa cover. hehe. Hiram din ako next time sa book ni Sheryl. :D


message 31: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments @Rollie: Kasi nga, TFG100 ito ay mukhang baka malagpasan ako ng ibang members. Dapat matapos ko ang 100 books na yan this year dahil ako ang leading so far. May competition? Doon kasi sa isang thread may member na nagtatanong kung may prize ang makatapos lahat eh wala akong pang-premyo harhar.


message 32: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments KD: Yes nabasa ko yun. :D May pressure pala sa part mo. Pano pala yung mga hindi nanalo sa poll? Malilist parin ba sila sa ibang poll?


message 33: by K.D. (last edited Feb 26, 2012 06:28PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Ewan ko. Wala pang mechanics sa susunod na version: 2013. Baka may malalaglag, may madadagdag. Para lang 1001 list.

Wala namang pressure. I think we were able to make a good list considering na pinagbotohan naman yan at na-deliberate ng mahusay ng committee. Kaya, parang interesting ding malaman by reading the books that I haven't read kung bakit ni-nominate yan ng members at binoto ng committee.

Yong "Lover's Dictionary" at "Truth About Forever" ay Tina's books. So far, parang maganda itong Truth. Nahilig ako sa flower kagagawan ni Little Prince. Harhar.


message 34: by Rollie (new)

Rollie (zheick) | 2098 comments Ohh.


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Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments HAHAHAHAHA naging flower boy after Little Prince.


message 36: by Tina (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments K.D. wrote: "Yong "Lover's Dictionary" at "Truth About Forever" ay Tina's books. "

Haha, descriptive term na ako for books. ;)


message 37: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Tricia: So, when are you planning to participate in our F2F?


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Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments KD! Miss ko na kayo :)) I'll participate this March since I haven't read the book :)) (unless may emergency family thing) hehe


kwesi 章英狮 (kwesifriends) | 2752 comments Nasa kalahati na ako ng book, kahapon ko pa siya binabasa. Maganda siya pero ang problema ko lang ang bagal tumakbo ng kwento. Super detelyado ang pasusulat ni Sarah Dessen. Di ba siya nagsasawa? Ang kapal pa! Mayang gabi ko na siyang tapusin at ang summary ko sa the other day ko na ilagay. Nasa post-it pa. Niyahaha! Pero gusto ko naman ang kwento overall and overall depressing si Dessen. Nabwisit lang ako sa parents ni Jason, especially ang dad niya.


message 40: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Tinuloy ko kaninang umaga. Kasi tinapos ko yong "Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street" kahapon.

Yon palang bagong characters, pamilya ni Delia na nagca-cater sa housing business noong bidang babae.

Buti pa si Kwesi, nakakalahati na. Ikaw na ang mabilis magbasa, Kwesi.

Pero tama ka, parang magulong magkuwento si Sarah Dessen. Detalyado tapos yong shift ng story di pulido. Gumamit sana sya ng bagong chapter pag maraming bagong characters. Tapos ang labo pa ng divider "---oOo----". Yong parang ganyan in between the scenes.


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments at naging eavesdropper na ko dito! LOL

natapos ko na ung Partials kaya umpisahan ko na tlg 'to today, para sa gabi, The Ask and the Answer ang babasahin ko. ;)


message 42: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Before going to bed: Sarah Dessen
Upon waking up: Patrick Ness

Parang ayaw ko si Patrick before going to bed. Baka sumama si Todd sa dream ko harhar.


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments ang saya nga pag ganun eh! baligtad tayo. hehehe


kwesi 章英狮 (kwesifriends) | 2752 comments Haha. Basta, kung mababasa niyo na ang chapters 19 and 20, maguguluhan kayo. Di niyo alam kung ano na ang nangyari o anong oras na ba. Basta, hindi ko alam kung anong meron sa kanya na super gulo ng kwento. You'll hate chapters 19 and 20 talaga but you'll love chapters 21 and 22! Wait, bukas ko na lang ilagay ang summary ko.


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments gosh, parang matatagalan ako matapos dito ah. parang ang clingy ni Macy kay Jason. umpisa pa lang ako ha.


message 46: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments Umpisa pa rin lang ako harhar. Ikaw na Kwesi ang pinakamabilis magbasa harhar.


message 47: by Tricia (new) - added it

Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments It's the only book I read from Dessen. I remember liking it but I don't think I'll read a Dessen book anytime sooner :))


message 48: by Tina (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Madrama talaga magsulat si Dessen, and very descriptive. She usually does flashbacks in her books to support what the character currently feels, pero it's tied up in the end. But IMHO she's very good in building up slow romances with lots of talk. And her lead guys are always so nice and swoony -- haha (with the exception of Dreamland, kasi abuse story to). :D

Haha but matagal na akong Dessen fan (even if I didn't really like her latest one). The Truth About FOrever is my favorite, followed by This Lullaby. :)


message 49: by K.D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 6065 comments That's for the encouragement, Tina. I will continue reading tonight. :)


Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments Let's see, let's see. :P


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