The Truth About Forever
written by Sarah Dessen
While The Truth About Forever may not be the most memorable or remarkable of Sarah Dessen's books, it's still a heartwarming story of family and forever. It takes a while for the story to really get started, but it is very much worth the wait. Once again, we are presented with an amazing, diverse cast of wacky characters and grow to love them all for their quirks. It's Sarah Dessen, so idealism is slightly expected, but I feel as if the idealism is overdone in this book more than any (particularly with the whole 'running' metaphor). I found Macy and Wes's ongoing game of Truth to be my favorite part of the book by far, fitting with Dessen's remarkable style of writing, full of her own poignant life truths. The ending was a bit anticlimactic--I think it should have just ended with the game, and the last two scenes would have worked well (with some tweaking) before that.