Genre: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Romance
The Truth About Forever is a heartwarming story about love,loss and the future. The story takes place during the summertime, where a teenage girl named Macy is trying to figure her life out. She is recovering from the sudden loss of her father, a bad breakup, and her future. Macy used to be a star runner, but she gave up everything, even a social life, after her father died. She starts a summer job at a library, where her co-workers torment her. However, her life changes when she meets Delia, a young mother with a catering company. Macy helps Delia and her struggling company, get back on track. She also meets new friends, and learns to be herself. For the first time in her life, she learns to live.
I really enjoyed this book. The book was a great coming of age novel, because of this young girl trying to come to terms with her life. She is not perfect, and she is struggling with who she wants to be. She also has to deal with sudden tragedy, and how to move on. I think that anyone going through loss of any kind, could relate to Macy, and benefit from this book.
I liked this book because even though it was dealing with tragedy, it wasn't too "heavy" of a novel. Anyone could relate to this book in their own way, and the beauty is that this book could help anyone. The book was kept humorous and interesting, and also included some romance, which I always like.
This book was a great summer novel because it was a motivation for teens struggling with the up coming year. Most teens could relate to Macy in the sense that she worries about college, summer jobs, etc. Throughout this book, readers can learn the lesson that even if times are tough, opportunities will come, and it is important to never give up.
Overall, this book was beautiful. I liked the lesson learned , and I loved the relatable characters. I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.