The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen Buy book: $10.70
The "New York Times" bestselling author delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as readers watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.
i am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo going to check this book out!! i looks so cool! i love books that have something from live that you could contribute to!!
I usually buy the books that I read, but as far as I can tell, this one is not out in paperback yet so I guess I'll have to wait. But, I'm pretty sure that we have this in my library at school. So, I'm thinking about just checking it out on Monday when I go back.
I have to say, from the discription posted here, you can't tell much about the book. I visited Amazon just to read a small segment of the book. It sounded good. I don't think it's going to be a boring book, and I don't think it's going to be one with a lot of hard words that take you forever to look up the meaning cuz they don't use context clues. So, I am under the impression that it's going to be a good read. Can't wait until Monday!!
Just from reading Monday's expert, I know I'm gonna love this book. I already have it on hold at my library. saturday i saw it at the bookstore, i didnt know then that it would be this weeks book club book though.
OH MY GOSH!!!!! Wow! I have absolutely no idea why, but i REALLY liked todays read. It was... I dunno. It was like Macy had all these deep feelings, and you could really understand them, even if you yourself had never felt them before. And, Jason is an amazing character to be with Macy. (Don't you wish guys were like that in real life?) :)
well, i'm very much looking forward to tomorrow's read... this is definitely gonna be a book that i'm gonna have to finish... and soon!
I just read the first caption, and it has caught my attention. So far it sounds like its going to be a good read. I just cant stand where it ends off. Now I cant wait until tomorrow to read the next part.
I can't wait until I get my hands on a copy of this book! It is very good, and it's definitely one of those books that you just can't put down. It's really sad, though. I mean, the day after Christmas, Macy goes outside and sees him getting "the kiss of life" (or whatever), and then she watches him die. And, she thinks it's her fault. People in situations like this ALWAYS think it's their fault, because if they missed it, they feel like they could have been there to prevent it from happening. Even if they really couldn't have. Such an emotional book, you know? And, I would hate to be Macy. Getting all that attention, I mean. Not good attention, either... it's the "oh, i'm so sorry" attention, and it may NEVER go away. Gosh, tomorrow is so far away... I need to finish the book NOW!!!! :(
Anywho, before I sign off, or whatever (I'm bad with words)
Have any of you actually been in a situation like this before? I mean, the whole dying thing? Do you have a friend who has?
I personally, haven't (Thank god). And, I don't think I have any friends who have, but my best friend is always talking about her grandmother that died when she was four. It wasn't real tragic or anything, though. It was through cancer... that's how my grandmother died, too... but i never actually got to know my grandmother, so it didn't effect me too much. but, my friend was really effected. how about you?
emily, thats really weird, my grandma died, of cancer to. i was 10 at the time (6 years ago) i remember her, but for some reason am not at all effected. I slept over at her house sometimes and went shopping with her, but i just dont really miss her.
on a much lighter note,i also LOVE this book, anything by Sarah Dessen is like WOW. She has a new book out by the way, its called 'Just listen'i've read all of her books and even own sum.hehe.my ultimate favorite is '
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Oct 26, 2005 10:33 AM
What other books has she written?
And, by the way... this book reminds me of the fact that the book I'm currently reading (summer of fear), is also about a girl whose parents die (although, it's both of them... and she has to live w/ relatives she's like never met b4)... what a coinkidink! (sp?)
I NEED this book so bad, I'm going to the library (well, school library) on Friday. I'll have to see if they have this book or any other books by this author.
to answer your question, My aunty died in Feb., and it effected me emotionally for about a while, but she had been fighting the cancer for over 1 and a half years before it beat her. It came as a shock because she was such a strog spirited person, but it was something that we all knew might happen.
on a lighter note, I am definitly going to have to finish the book. I am hooked
I'm sorry about your aunt. I'm grateful that nobody that I'm really close to has ever died. Many people tend to take their friends and family for granted. Today's read was good. I liked how the author made Macy's mom so obsessive about getting everything out of the house. It's weird how some people react to the same things so differently. I'm anxious to get tomorrow's excert. Oh, does anybody know how many books Sarah Dessen has written? I did a search online and my local library has 8 of her books (all for YA). Are those the only books she's written? Let me know!
I agree. The first segment is very compelling. I just read Someone Like You and now wonder if this book was written later. The writing in this opening chapter is stronger, though Someone Like You wasn't bad.
I'm in the non-fiction group but trips around the other categories round out my exposure... particularly to Teens. I can only say that as I read the Responses to TTAF I truely wished for that time in my life when life outweighed the losses and I felt there was plenty of time. I truely hope their lives reflect whatever it takes for them to say 'Goodbye' with a sense of optimism. I miss the potential of my losses that I didn't see when they were alive...that goes for pets, plants and people. Having it do over I'd wring the pleasure and purpose out of every opportunity that now returns in retrospect with some regrets.
And with Suzanne I say "I miss you Mom, Dad, Lilibud, Nefti, Gram...." which is OK because it shows I had something, but wish I had even more.