The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
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.--http://www.sarahdessen.com/the-truth-about-forever
This is a wonderful book for summer because it is light and happy. Dessen explores the idea of being perfect. What does perfect really mean after all? Is being perfect actually attainable? Macy, the main character, learns that letting go can sometimes give you the most happiness. It's ok to think and act out of the box every now and then. She learns that the death of a loved one is hard, but that you can move on and be happy even after they are gone. The character of Wes is unforgettable in this book. He is a genuine person and a likeable character. Don't miss this book by Sarah Dessen!