Date Released: May 11th 2004
Pages: 390 pages
This book really is one of my favorites of Sarah Dessen and I think it is also one of the most beautiful. I really liked the way Macy finds herself through the story and how she grows. How her idea of being “perfect” changes thanks to the people that surround her, like Kristy, whom I loved, her humors, he outfits and the way she see’s life. Also, I LOVED Monica, even though she only says like two words in the whole book – no kidding – but those two words where just about enough.
And of course there’s Wes – because there’s always a boy – the kind of boy that can see the beauty in almost everything and can also find perfection in everything that surrounds him, and determined to make his own definition of things.
In a busy summer of catering, total chaos – while working in the catering *cough* Delia *cough* - Daring friends – Kristy – monotone and silent friends – Monica – funny and sparkly friends – Bert – and someone to fall back on – Wes – Macy goes in search of answers, of her father, to make her mother listen and to get back her life, and even discovered she had wings all along – it’s so she can fly
I really think that the beauty of this novel – aside from the plot of course – is the supporting characters. Of all the Sarah Dessen Novels I’ve read I think this is the one where all of the characters where lovable, jumped right of the page, and were as exquisite as sitting under a tree in a beautiful summer night reading a “perfect” book - *cough* The Truth About Forever *cough*
Funny, how this book is about learning that perfection does not exist, or that it does but that it is in each one of us and I personally think this book achieved total perfection.
Only Sarah Dessen could’ve done it.
"I don't get it,' Caroline said, bemused. 'She's the only one with wings. Why is that?'
There were so many questions in life. You couldn't ever have all the answers. But I knew this one.
It's so she can fly,' I said. Then I started to run."