rgz

readergirlz is a literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize. The rgz blog serves as a depot for news and YA reviews from industry professionals and teens. As volunteers return full force to their own YA writing, the organization continues to hold one initiative a year to impact teen literacy. All are welcome to "like" us on Facebook!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rgz Street Team: Miss Erin Reviews The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Miss Erin reviews The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen:

"A year has passed since Macy's father died, but she's hurting just as much as if it were yesterday. On the outside, she makes her life as perfect and organized as possible, the better to hide her inward pain and fear. She has a perfect boyfriend, perfect school life, and a perfect summer job lined up. She tells everyone she's fine, just fine. But the truth is, she's not, and she doesn't feel as if she ever will be.

"This was my fourth Sarah Dessen book, and while it certainly wasn't my favorite of hers, I did like it. Dessen has a definite knack for writing very real people and situations that are easy to connect with. I like her use of themes as well as the questions she poses at the beginning of her books and explores throughout..."

Read the rest of this review (where she shares her favorite part!) on Miss Erin's blog here.

6 comments:

elnice said...

I have not read any of Sarah Dresdon's books, but I hear they are all good. Thanks.
Elie (Ellz Readz)

ali said...

Thanks Erin, I've not read this book yet.

Little Willow said...

This is my favorite Dessen novel. I use the last page as a monologue for auditions when appropriate.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

So cool, LW!

Awesome name, Ellz Readz!

Melissa Walker said...

This is my favorite one too, LW! Read it right after my own dad died and it put some salve on that pain.

Little Willow said...

Sending you comfort, Melissa.