- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Speak (April 6, 2006)
- Language: English
Macy’s summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy’s plans don’t anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or … Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn’t fit Macy’s life at all–so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So … happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before? Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together. *Taken from sarahdessen.com
When I started this book, I didn't know what to expect. I had never read a Sarah Dessen book before. But let me tell you, I am a true Dessen fan now!
This book was a dashing read from beginning to end.
Macy was a strong character. I could feel the hurt of losing her father pouring out of the pages.
I felt for her. She was smart, ambitious, funny, loveable, caring, and had the ability to love someone with all that she was. That is something that keeps me reading a book.
Wes was equally amazing. A tortured soul, yet he was so loving. The way he was with his brother was so incredibly sweet. (I have three brothers of my own, so it touched a sweet spot with me) And with Macy, you could just feel the connection.
Their story pulled me in more and more with the turning of every page. At points, I was breathless with the anticipation of what was to come next. I was truly amazed!
This is a book that I would read over and over again. Please, check it out!
And check out Sarah Dessen as well. She is an amazing author!