The first time I ever read a book by Sarah Dessen was when I read The Truth About Forever. I was hooked. Do you know how they have those books that just make you want to read? Such as Twilight, Harry Potter, or even Fifty Shades. The books that you devour and go in search for things just like it? Well, that was Sarah Dessen for me. I’ve always been a bookworm, but it wasn’t until I read The Truth About Forever that I realized how therapeutic and wonderful books can truly be. Since then, I’ve read each and every one of her books. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I received an ARC! And like true Dessen fashion, I was hooked from the very first page. Sydney’s brother has just been convicted for drunk driving, and caused a young boy to be paralyzed from the waist down. She has always lived in Peyton’s shadow, he could never do any wrong. It seems like everyone couldn’t care less about the boy, but Sydney. It’s almost as if her family can’t see that her brother did wrong, in turn, it causes her to hate him. She decides she wants to change her life, and first stop, is changing schools. It’s by finding a new hang out spot by her new school that she meets a family. Not just any family, but one that doesn’t make her feel so guilty for what her brother did. During this time, she gets to know Mac and Layla better, and she realizes that maybe all this could turn into something more. Readers will not be disappointed with Dessen. It has slow-burning romance, great friendships, and a girl who finally figures out that she is worth it.
|Page Count||432 pages|
|Publisher||Viking Children's Books|
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