My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first book that I've ever read by Sarah Dessen, and I'm very pleased to say that I will continue reading her novels.
Macy Queen is the daughter of a widowed workaholic and the girlfriend of a perfectionist gentleman. She herself strives to be perfect. She, as her sister says, does not have a proper 'social life', but risks that for being perfect.
...That is, until she meets the Wish Gang.
I am not one for soppy love stories. I'm just not that type. Same goes with most chick-flick movies and melodramatic romantic songs. But nonetheless, I enjoyed this book. It was good.
There are so many books in which you read about brave, adventurous heroines, but this is not the case. You get to see the other side of the story, from a girl who eventually grows into something bigger, something different. Something bolder.
The words that illustrate this book describe everything fittingly. I like the use of truth about forever at the end.
Another thing is that I loved the relationship between Macy and Wes. From the start, we suspect that they'll be heads over heels in love with each other (sa-woon!), but is this true? No... well, not really. At one point, we have all read a young-adult book with one week romances, but I love how everything in this book is held to the end. The loose ends are tied up where they should be. It's satisfying to know, that through thick and thin, high and low, that things have turned out perfect in the end.
You might be wondering: why only four stars? I'll answer that now. In fact, I sort of answered that above. I don't really favour realistic romance fiction. Although, The Truth about Forever proved to me that there are some good ones around. Realistically, if I was the girlier type, then yes, I would definitely give this book a fiver. But sadly, I'm not. But luckily, Dessen's words and the storyline and the characters and everything else that came within the front and back covers saved me from giving this book much less.
So read it.
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