This is the first Sarah Dessen book that I read and the reason I became immediately turned a fan. Thanks Vanessa for introducing this author to me! 🙂
That’s what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy’s father.
But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister’s project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl’s world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?
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LOL, I hated myself for not reviewing books seriously this year but honestly I was speechless after reading it and I just wanted everything to dig in. So here’s my say:
Forever – this book tells us that forever is not only the perfect word for long time..it is how you make things perfect in its own imperfect ways that will help make it last even in a second, hour, days, weeks, years. Like being in love – you just have to love and forget the world sometimes and just do whatever it takes to be happy as we only have a life to live that will end whenever. If we truely love a person, we do not need to please because we will see ‘treasure’ even in the junkiest junk and thats what Wes taught Macy. 🙂
Love of Characters
Macy – This character is so realistic. Not too strong yet not too lame. When her father died, she made a decision not to run again even if that’s what he trained her but since it just tortures her because she wasn’t able to save him, she just let go of her passion in running. I also couldn’t blame her for hating people who always feel sorry for her for what happened because if I were her, I would also get tired of those sad faces and instead, I would find someone who can just joke around and forget the reality once in a while. Her being clingy with Jason when he left for brain camp – while it sounds wrong, I admit it’s normal to feel that way even that pissed the relationship off.
Jason – I hate him for being so selfish. He’s so focused on his career and reputation and didn’t see Macy’s value at all!
Wes – who wouldn’t love him? His unique sculptures, his “angels”, his care for Macy. Compared with Cricket, sadly I don’t think Cricket is better than Wes. Wes got me because he acted way more mature (because of his parents’ loss too) and for being the eldest child. I’m a sucker for guys who love exquisite to strangest art plus putting love to it. I can’t forget how he’s such a sweetheart for giving one of his creations to Macy which is a sign of his forever love to her. 🙂