Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Top 100 YA Novels (#6)

#6 The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (2004)

[643 points - 23 #1s, 18 #2s, 8 #3s, 6 #4s, 10 #5s, 7 #6s, 4 #7s, 4 #8s, 9 #9s, 4 #10s]

Another from Dessen, her style of writing is irresistible and the characters in the book are so real you feel as though they're your own friends." Sarah James, reader.

My favorite book of all time! It was very well written and resided with me long after I finished it. I have read it more times than I can count.” Sarah, reader.

This book is especially wonderful because it reminds me to live in the moment and let things go that I really have no control over. Everything is not perfect and the sooner you accept that the sooner you can move on and actually enjoy life." Susan, reader.

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or ... Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all--so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So ... happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?

Sarah Dessen is on record for her belief that The Truth About Forever is the most complicated book she’s written, as well as the hardest. Relating so greatly to Macy’s perfectionism she found it difficult to write a story about embracing imperfection when she wanted the story to be perfect. Readers believe she was extremely successful. She received the 2007 South Carolina Book Award for Young Adult Book Award and ALA Teens' Top Ten for her work.

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Briana said...

I ADORED this book :)

Christina said...

Yay! Favorite book of all time. I'm so happy it is in the top ten. :)

Carla said...

I have a few things to say on this that are slightly geeky, but y'all are book lovers and will understand!

OMG, donneven, bettaquit because this list is rocking my socks right OFF

Tina said...

Wow, I'm glad this book reached top 10! :) One of my favorite books, and Wes is my #1 literary crush. :D

Robby said...

Carla's comment is PERFECT. Sarah Dessen is perfect as well.

Anonymous said...

This book owns my soul haha. Probably my favourite of all time.

prophecygirl said...

This is my favourite Dessen. Love it.