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The Truth About Forever
The Truth About Forever
by Sarah Dessen
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The Truth About Forever Theme of Death

Death has leaked into every part of Macy's life, so much so that she lets her dad's death define her entire being. She can't seem to deal with her grief and move forward with her life. But by the end of The Truth About Forever, mortality is defining her actions in a different way. Now it's about forever being now. Macy doesn't want to waste her precious time being miserable, so she chooses to live again. Much better.

Questions About Death

  1. How did Wes deal with the death of his mom? How did Delia deal with the death of her sister? Do their coping strategies help Macy at all?
  2. Why do some people get stuck, unable to grieve? Why did it happen to Macy and her mom and not Caroline?
  3. What role does her dad's death play in Macy's identity at the end of the book?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

How each character in The Truth About Forever deals with death tells us a lot about who they are as a person.

Deborah still hasn't completely gotten past her husband's death by the end of the book.

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