Where I got it: The Library
Rating: 5 stars
Cover Rating: 4 stars (I enjoy it, it's definitely eye-catching. It does not seem story relevant however.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: April 6, 2006
Page Count: 374 p.
Macy has become "the girl whose father died" and it's not a title she enjoys. Although it's true, she wishes some people just didn't know, because they don't know how she feels. In an effort to get over her father she tries to make herself perfect. Her boyfriend, Jason, is perfect and wants her and everything else to be too. But some things you just can't predict. When Macy falls in with a catering group, Wish, she starts to notice that not everything is or has to be perfect all the time.
Wow. I really did not think I was going to love this book. I thought it would be some nice chick-lit fluff. Boy was I wrong. Sarah Dessen crafts a wonderful world with characters you wish you were friends with. She gets into her characters heads and really makes them come alive, to the point where you get emotionally attached to them. I loved the way everyone acted like a person instead of a fictional character. This book contained romance, humor, and as much excitement as you could hope for in a normal life. Sarah Dessen is a wonderful writer and I am so glad I read this novel. At the beginning of this story there was an interaction between Wes and Macy that just kind of left off. Sarah managed to bring the conclusion to that at the end. Everything she started she finished and the novel just felt complete. I suggest if you haven't read this and like realistic books with a bit of romance pick it up.
"Jason was going to Brain Camp."
"'And yet they're not together, which is not only unjust, but really, when you think about it, tragical.'"