Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dusty Reads (5)

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Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted here, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on our home shelf for some time. To participate, add your link at the bottom. 
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My pick this week:
The Truth About Forever
Sarah Dessen
Released May 1st, 2004

Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She’s stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she’ll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father’s recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother’s open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.

I received this for my birthday back in February and haven’t gotten into it yet. I haven’t actually read any books by Sarah Dessen. I have heard she was amazing and all her books have fantastic reviews – which is why I had this one and a few others on my wishlist. I should really pick it up I actually need a good pick-me-up book and this one could do the trick.
What do you think of Sarah Dessen?
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12 Responses to “Dusty Reads (5)”

  1. Jen

    This one rates really high on my list of favorite books. I’ve reread it at least 4 times, and I am a HUGE Sarah Dessen fan!

  2. Anna

    I have like.. one Sarah Dessen novel on my shelf. That I bought at a thrift store for 50 cents. Simply because I had to buy SOMETHING. BAHAH. I hope this is good though 🙂

  3. TG

    I haven’t read anything by Dessen, either, and I thought I was the only one! I always assume The Truth About Forever is the one to read first – not sure why.

  4. Kristan

    Ohh you’ll love Sarah Dessen. She’s one of my favorite authors. The Truth About Forever is a fantastic first book to delve into her work, Wes is my absolute FAVORITE guy she’s written (so easy to fall in love with!) Can’t wait for you to read this and hear what you think!


  5. Bea

    I haven’t read anything by Sarah Dessen but I’ve heard very good things about her books. I may have to look at my library for a book by her. Is there a particular one I should start with?