Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever (2004)

by Sarah Dessen

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
3,6451261,450 (4.27)63
  1. 10
    Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (f_ing_kangaroo, avid_reader25)
  2. 11
    Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson (writemeg)
    writemeg: Another incredible book examining the loss of a parent, and the "catalysts" that propel us to wade through our grief -- and emerge on the other side.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 63 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 127 (next | show all)
From a scale of 1-5 I would rate this story a 4. This story is about a girl named Macy during her summer break and is facing lots of drama with her mom, new job, ex boyfriend, and new friends. She talks about how shes changed since the beginning of the summer till the end and how she can be herself and not have to be so precised and perfect about everything. I did enjoy the journey she goes through to try to figure who she really is and the drama that happens with her relationships. It was very intriguing and enjoyable to read. ( )
  amvu14 | Feb 13, 2015 |
Sarah Dessen fans will love this book and its my personal favorite after just listen of course but this is a very good book like I said a must read by Sarahs fans ( )
  hannah7248 | Jan 21, 2015 |
Huge fan and this story got me hooked on her as a writer. Her characters are real and relatable. Macy is the main character and is dealing with loss and learning being perfect isn't nearly as important as"living". 5 stars I've read this story a couple times just because. ( )
  Ahopkinsbibliomaniac | Jan 11, 2015 |
My first Sarah Dessen, and I really enjoyed it. Loved the characters and was very engaged emotionally. I'll definitely be reading more.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
I've found that I've enjoyed her books that I have read, and this is no exception. This is a good book about learning how to deal with grief and moving on with life. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 127 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For Jay, as ever, and for my cousins who, like me, know by heart the view of the river and the bay, the complex rules of Beckon, and all the ways you Can't Get to Heaven, to name you all would be a book in itself: you know who you are.
First words
Jason was going to Brain Camp.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142406252, Paperback)

With her sixth novel, award-winning author Sarah Dessen offers up another generous helping of finely crafted storytelling about real teens dealing with real life. In The Truth About Forever, when asked how she is coping with her father's death, invariably seventeen year old Macy Queen's answer is "fine," when nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, she is drowning in grief while maintaining a flawless façade of good grades and unblemished behavior. Though she feels lost when her boyfriend heads to "Brain Camp" for the summer, she finds herself a job with the quirky Wish Catering crew, and meets "sa-woon"-worthy Wes, whose chaotic lifestyle is in direct opposition to her own. As the two share their stories over the summer, Macy realizes she can no longer keep her feelings on ice. Though it feels like her future endedwith her dad's death, Macy's learns that forever is all about beginnings. Dessen charts Macy's navigation of grief in such an honest way it will touch every reader who meets her. All of the Dessen trademarks are here: a girl in transition, a wonderfully fleshed out cast of secondary characters, and of course, the luminous, powerful writing itself. The Truth About Forever will more than satisfy Dessen's legion of fans, and will win her countless more as well. Highly recommended. (Ages 12 and up) --Jennifer Hubert

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:45:56 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
32 avail.
412 wanted
7 pay3 pay

Popular covers


Average: (4.27)
1 4
1.5 1
2 21
2.5 7
3 116
3.5 37
4 290
4.5 49
5 432


2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

Recorded Books

An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 96,171,168 books! | Top bar: Always visible