The Truth About Forever: by Sarah Dessen
Author: Sarah Dessen
|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 delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
Features: Dust Cover, Price on Product
Initial Print Run: 50000
Target Age Group: 12 to 17
Physical Info: 1.18" H x 8.62" L x 5.8" W (1.23 lbs) 384 pages
Carton Quantity: 32
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
US SRP: 19.99 US
Pub Date: May 11, 2004
Sarah Dessen's first book, That Summer, was published in 1996. She has written four other novels, including Someone Like You and This Lullaby, which was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. All five of her novels have been chosen by the American Library Association as Best Books for Young Adults. A motion picture based on her first two books, entitled How to Deal, was released in July 2003. Her latest novel, The Truth About Forever, will be published in the summer of 2004. For the past seven years, she has taught creative writing at the University of North Carolina. She lives in Chapel Hill.
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | General
-Caterers and catering -Death
-Grief -Interpersonal relations
- Topical | Death/Dying
- Topical | Friendship
- Sex & Gender | Feminine
- Topical | Adolescence/Coming of Age
Awards: Buckeye Children's Book Award | Nominee | Teen | 2007 - 2007 ; Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award | Nominee | Young Adult | 2007 - 2007 ; South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award | Winner | Young Adult | 2006 - 2007 ; Iowa Teen Award | Nominee | Young Adult | 2009 - 2009 ; Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers | Nominee | Young Adult | 2007 - 2008 ; Tayshas Reading | Commended | Young Adult | 2005 - 2006 ; Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award | Nominee | Grades 9-12 | 2006 - 2007 ; Volunteer State Book Awards | Nominee | Young Adult | 2006 - 2007 ; Colorado Blue Spruce Award | Nominee | Young Adult | 2005 - 2005 ; Colorado Blue Spruce Award | Nominee | Young Adult | 2008 - 2008
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