My Rating: Five Stars!

My Rating: Five Stars! | PakistanTribeThis was one of the first Young Adult or more commonly known as YA books I read and I fell in love with it instantly.

It is one of those books that you want to read again and again and they never get too boring or predictable because every time you read them, you are filled with the same feelings and emotions that the writer portrays.

Sarah Dessen’s books are simple yet with so much depth and this book is no different. It book is filled some amazing and everlasting characters . I am staring with our protagonist Macy, who is a teenage-girl going through life’s motions but with the addition of losing someone she loves. Losing someone is never easy and Sarah Dessen has tried to portray it with Macy. Her family deals with the loss in different way but she copes with it by trying to be perfect and in her life no one knows it better than Jason

 “Jason knew perfect. Unlike most people, for him it wasn’t some distant horizon. For Jason, perfect was just over the next hill, close enough to make out the landscape. And it wasn’t a place he would just visit. He was going to live there.”

 Her mind starts to change when she meets the people of wish catering. Within its chaos, disruption and everlasting hope that after the worst is over the good things come; she begins to realize things differently.

 “Well,” she said, after a second, “in a way, it’s good. We know where we stand. Now things can only get better. Right?”

 

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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?

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The people of Wish, in the utter turmoil there was a sense and family and all of the characters are truly amazing and hilarious.

From Dalia and her frazzled personality to Wes who is calm and wise beyond his years.

Bert and his love for the universe

Moica her stoicism and don’t even’s

and Kristy and her friendship and support with Macy

all of them added another layer of reality to the book.

 Macy’s mother plays a role opposite to that of the one played by Delia, her mother is controlling and emotionally restricted. While her sister left them when she got married she still tried to piece her families life back together.

 The story line is simple but loaded with emotion, the kind that keeps you on the edge of its seat. The book itself is an emotional roller coaster; there are moments where you should be be prepared with a box of tissues and some moments where you will be grinning like a cheshire cat. In the end of this book you are left with a sweet and warm feeling that makes you giddy.

  “It’s all in the view. That’s what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.”

 All in all it was a compelling and endearing read which is relatable to all ages. To put it in Miss Dessen’s words simply read it and Sa-woon!

About the author

Anoushey Khan

Anoushey Khan is a student along with an avid reader and a compulsive writer. Books are her passion from Aristotle to J.K. Rowling and she wants to spread that love and devotion to everyone in Pakistan.

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