Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Celia's Book Pick For September

Next book club will be at Celia's house on September 14th. Her pick is......

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Happy Reading Everyone!


Anonymous said...

While this book had a somberness about it, it didn't get me down. All of the little light-hearted moments throughout kept it from being depressing.

I liked the characters and was interested in what happened to them. I liked how they were all flawed, but still believable.

My favorite line (that made me laugh out loud) was "Becky. Becky the shoplifting pothead, I thought and then immediately told myself I was being petty." (p. 178) I loved this line because it was so real. There isn't a girl out there who finding out her crush has a girlfriend/crush immediatly thinks the worst of the other person. It was great.

Annell said...

Celia, I was expecting gay fairies!

I liked it. It was an easy and quick read. The author does a great job letting us into Macy's life...we learn of her loss and hardship but we also see how she grows and becomes strengthened. This is a story of how each of us deals with grief in our own way and how we overcome it through the help of family an friends, even the most unexpected ones.

This also sent a little reminder to me of what it was like in high school...basically trying to figure out who you are and where you fit it. Ugh...high school...I would never go back!

Favorite Quote:
"That was the thing. You just never knew. Forever was so many different things. It was always changing, it was what everything was really all about. It was twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wished would last and last. But there was only one truth about forever that really mattered, and that was this: it was happening."
pg. 374

Candy said...
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Candy said...

My favorite line, page 158:
“’Sh**,’ Delia said. ‘I mean, shoot. No, actually, I mean sh**. I really do.’”

So been there.

Lauri said...

This was a perfect book to read on a car trip. It was fast enough to finish before I made it to Vegas, and fun enough to keep me wanting to finish it. I loved all the characters but I think Monica was my favorite. I wish I could convey all I am thinking in just three phrases.

My favorite quote was page 93; " I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is."

I also liked page 366 but that quote is too long. Looking forward to book club.

Susan said...

I loved the book! I felt that the characters were people from my family! I loved that they were normal and disfunctional! Thanks for sharing! I will read more of her books!