Paperback: 374 Pages
Published: May 11, 2004
A Long Hot Summer...That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.
But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?
I just loved this book! It was sweet and innocent with lots of metaphors and similes. I want to start off with this excerpt: "Now, see," Wes said, nodding at my plate, "this is going to blow your mind." I looked at him. "It's a waffle, not the second coming." "Don't be so sure. You haven't tasted it yet." I spread some butter on my waffle, then doused it with syrup before cutting off a small bite. Wes watched as I put it in my mouth. He hadn't even started his yet, as if first, he wanted to hear my verdict. Which was, pretty good. Damn good, actually. "Knew it," he said, as if he'd read my mind. "Maybe not the second coming, but a religious experience of sorts."
Ahhhh... the relationship between Wes and Macy is so innocent. They start off by meeting in the most awkward situation ever. Macy is scared out of her wits by Wes's younger brother who was trying to scare Wes. Macy is a seventeen year old who is dealing with life after her fathers death. She meets Wes and the Wish catering company at one of her mothers events. Macy immediately gets sucked into their world and quickly becomes a part of the Wish catering company. Honestly there is no way to explain how much of a great book this is because of the interactions between the characters and the life lessons that the author incorporates. I was completely in love with everything about this book! From start to finish I couldn't put it down!