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The Truth About Forever
by Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever Chapter 19 Summary
Caroline isn't speaking to her mom or Macy—not even emailing. Deborah isn't too concerned, but Macy is. Her mom has other things on her mind, though—her gala preparations are becoming more and more chaotic. Everything is falling apart, and the only good news is that Delia has agreed to cater. Wow. For Deborah to consider that a good thing, everything else must be pretty bad. Caroline shows up, randomly, unloading seven big angel sculptures onto their lawn so she can take pictures of them. Her mom isn't thrilled about this, with the gala so near, but Caroline tells her all about how impressive Wes's work is, and how he even won a prize for it last year. And once neighbors start commenting on the artwork, she asks Caroline if she'll stay overnight and leave the pieces there for the gala. And Caroline agrees. That night, Macy doesn't sleep very well, and the next morning, she's woken up by… Wes. He's outside, but it was her dad's voice she had heard calling her. Wes is dropping something off, and he asks Macy why she wouldn't answer his calls. She tells him he had been acting weird and that she had seen him with Becky. He gets it now, but she goes on, saying that things were back to the way they wanted. He asks her if this is really what she wants, and when she says yes (lies!), he drives away. Just then, Macy notices that the tent for the gala has been shredded by the overnight wind. Like, into tiny pieces. Deborah is a basket case. Everything is falling apart, and even though she's fighting her way through this day of ribbon-cuttings and last minute prep for the gala, she can't control everything. Meanwhile, Macy is realizing that she has changed this summer, and that Wes had been her second chance at life. Duh. She gets her dad's IOU gift out of her closet, and she opens it. Get this: it's one of Wes's heart-in-hand sculptures. (Can you say sign from beyond?) And just then, it starts pouring rain.
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