Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sorry+ A Look Inside

Sorry for not updating! I was sick. And then finally when i got better my internet stopped working for a couple of days. I COULD have updated yesterday...but I didn't. So again, I'm sorry.

"A Look Inside" Is a post where I'll have a featured author, and I'll choose a book that they wrote. I always come out after finishing a book with a favorite character, so I'll also have a featured character, and one of my favorite quotes from them.

Author: Sarah Dessen
Book: The Truth About Forever
Character: Bert and Wes
Quote: "Okay..." he said, and then he was moving, standing up, going forward, "now. Gotcha!"
"God!" he said, "that was--"
"Number six," Wes finished for him. "By my count."
Bert got to his feet, glaring at us. "I'm going to get you so good," he said darkly, pointing a finger at Wes, then at me, then back at Wes. "Just you wait."
"Leave her out of it," Wes told him. "I was just demonstrating."
"Oh no," Bert said. "She's part of it now. She's one of us. No more coddling for you, Macy."
"Bert you've already jumped out at her," Wes pointed out.
"It's on!" Bert shouted ignoring this.

Okay that was more of an excerpt but I had to so I could capture the essence of the "gotcha" and brotherly relationship.

Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She’s stuck with a dull-asdishwater job at the library. And she’ll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father’s recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother’s open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it….

5 comments:

prophecygirl said...

Great choice, I love this book and those characters!

Thao said...

I fell in love with Sarah Dessen because of this book. The gotcha part is so cute.

Mitzy said...

This is my favorite Sarah Dessen book! I love the ongoing game of Truth they have!

TruBlu93 said...

Same here Thao.
I'm glad your feeling better.

wrigleyfield said...

Yeah, I liked the Wes-Bert relationship also.