So much to say, let’s get to it right away. Shall we?
First, last night as I was trolling the internet before bed, I clicked on the Amazon page for The Truth About Forever and found this:
With her sixth novel, award-winning author Sarah Dessen offers up another generous helping of finely crafted storytelling about real teens dealing with real life. In The Truth About Forever, when asked how she is coping with her father’s death, invariably seventeen year old Macy Queen’s answer is “fine,” when nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, she is drowning in grief while maintaining a flawless façade of good grades and unblemished behavior. Though she feels lost when her boyfriend heads to “Brain Camp” for the summer, she finds herself a job with the quirky Wish Catering crew, and meets “sa-woon”-worthy Wes, whose chaotic lifestyle is in direct opposition to her own. As the two share their stories over the summer, Macy realizes she can no longer keep her feelings on ice. Though it feels like her future ended with her dad’s death, Macy’s learns that forever is all about beginnings. Dessen charts Macy’s navigation of grief in such an honest way it will touch every reader who meets her. All of the Dessen trademarks are here: a girl in transition, a wonderfully fleshed out cast of secondary characters, and of course, the luminous, powerful writing itself. The Truth About Forever will more than satisfy Dessen’s legion of fans, and will win her countless more as well. Highly recommended. (Ages 12 and up) –Jennifer Hubert
So nice. And just what I needed.
In other news, I was reading Entertainment Weekly the other day, and there’s this whole article about the novelist Poppy Z. Brite and her new book. As I’m reading it, I’m thinking that I’m almost positive that she went to my high school. Sure enough, she was a senior when I was a junior (I looked her up in the yearbook). Judging by the bio on her website, she enjoyed her high school experience about as much as I did. At any rate, her book looks really interesting. I think I might have to check it out.
Finally, I am *determined* to get to a movie this weekend. I think I want to see Mean Girls, mostly because I worship Tina Fey (which is practically required if you’re a dark haired girl who wears glasses). But I also want to see 13 Going On 30, because it looks fluffy and fun and that’s just what I need, since my brain is fried here at the end of the semester. Decisions, decisions.
(Oh, who am I kidding, I’ll probably spend the whole weekend here at home, working and watching Love, Actually over and over again. Pathetic.)
have a good day everyone!