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The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever

by Sarah Dessen

Family Quotes

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Quote #1

I should have been with him; she should have left him alone. Should, coulda, woulda. It's so easy in the past tense.

But here in the present, my mother and I had no choice but to move ahead. (2.21)

But they did have a choice, right? Couldn't they have mourned like everyone else? Like Caroline? Or was moving ahead their way of mourning? And what is it about Caroline that makes her different from the rest of the Queen gang in her coping mechanisms?

Quote #2

It was the best thing we had in common, the one part of him that was all mine. (3.8)

Macy's talking about running here. She and her dad had a major bond through their passion for running—and that's probably why it's so hard for her to return to it. Too many memories can be a tough thing to face.

Quote #3

I knew my mother thought of me as the good daughter, the one she could depend on to be as driven and focused as she was. (5.13)

Macy and her mom have plenty of issues—that's no secret. But this mother-daughter duo has a bond that we can't write off. Other than being driven and focused, what do Macy and Deborah have in common?

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