Written by Aubrie...
Hello, Everyone! For the first weekly post ever I wanted to share something so important to me and I'm sure it's something you can all connect with. My Favourite Book. Basically the book which started my love for reading. The book that initiated my still-growing mini library.
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I didn't come across this book until 4 years ago when my niece needed to write a book report for her English class and randomly chose this one from the school library and had asked me to read it for her. Of course I wanted to do that and it's changed me dramatically since. The story, the cover, the feel of the book in my hands, the characters and just how much it related to, not only myself, but other teenagers (I was 16 at the time.) It triggered my love of books and I am so thankful.
This story is about two teens, Wes and Macy, both who have dealt with loss and pain. An unlikely friendship formed where they learn more about each other, life and it's imperfections as well as relationships created that'll last a lifetime. A game leads to them revealing their fears and hopes, wishes and experiences. A young adult novel where they find out their true wants and the truth about forever.
What I loved about this book was how Macy was expected to be perfect. And Wes was the one who taught her the true meaning of life. To follow her heart, enjoy each day as it comes, as well as realising that it's okay to do what isn't always expected of you. Of course you'd think it was cliché for a smart, gorgeous blonde to catch the attention of the towns supposed juvenile delinquent. But it just worked so well. They were perfect together. From having a friendship to playing the game of Truth to falling in love. Definitely the ultimate high school sweetheart story.
I was able to learn so much from this. It opened my heart to reading, to hopefully finding what they had. I've always been a pure romantic with a soft heart towards love stories but The Truth About Forever changed it all for me. I felt every emotion that took place. The secrets they hid, the pain they felt, the game they shared and the love they created. And it taught me a lesson. That I need to appreciate every single second I'm given and to grab every opportunity that comes my way. To become one with my heart and let go when I need to. I learnt the Truth About Forever.
So, that's my story lol But I'd love to know your favourite book and if there's meaning behind it. Share your stories with me. It'll be awesome to learn why you fell in love with reading.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book"
-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
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