This story was AMAZING! Even though the book is written for young adults, it has something for everyone to relate to. The loss of someone close to you, the yearn of young love and moving on from those choices that are safe instead of right. I frantically turned the pages of this book to see what was going to happen. I laughed, I cried, I realized the truth about forever.
This review is written by a teen:
I am, like I said, a teen. I am an avid reader and love books. I'm not much of one for romance, but I loved this book. This is the second Dessen book I've read (First was Just listen), and it's my favorite. It has very amazing views on life and it's meaning. I liked how it wasn't all sad or all happy. I laughed at some points and almost cried at others. It showed me what a difference little things in life are. The character were well made, and it didn't just drone on. I loved it.
The truth about forever is it's happening now. Don't miss it.
That sentiment goes for the book and for life in general. This story centers on Macy Queen, a girl who's lost her father to a heart attack, and about her family and the way that they've all become locked into the denial stage of grief. As always Dessen tells another great story and introduces you to a cast of characters that you enjoy spending time with. While the chaotic catering crew is over the top, they are also fun and believable and just the remedy that Macy needs. While the hole in the driveway is a too-obvious metaphor for the hole in someone's life, and Wes pulling Macy out of it seems a bit heavy handed as far as foreshadowing goes, it works.
While the story is engaging from beginning to end, there was a period where Caroline, Macy's sister and possibly the most together member of the family was also the least interesting, but she turns out quite well in the end.
This story is clearly chick-lit but its not just a typical romance. There are other aspects developed as well and overall the story is compelling and charming and an all around good read.
A book from the young adult section without sex is always awesome! It was a nice story. I liked the whole theme of forever throughout the book. It was definitely nice to read how someone deals with loss in different ways, and how different people form relationships with others through their feelings of loss. Good book. there is light language and underage drinking in it.
This is a wonderful book for teens or young adults!