Leer es pasión...

En cada día de mi vida he experimentado diversas sensaciones, dolor, amor, amistad, respeto, odio y muchas que quizás son comunes durante la adolescencia, sin embargo no hay nada que me aparte de dos sentimientos que siempre estarán calados en las más sensibles fibras de mi castaña piel: el amor y la pasión por la lectura. El amor por un lado por ser el único sentimiento que te hace feliz a la vez que te hace sufrir, cuando amas con todas tus fuerzas puedes estar segura que te deparará un sufrimiento devastador, sin embargo al final podrás sentir satisfacción al saber que has amado. Pero la lectura es diferente, no siempre puedes disfrutar de algo que no te exija mucho a cambio; cuando lees tu imaginación viaja más allá que en cualquier otro momento, es un momento íntimo, en el que solo tu alma y tu imaginación están conectados, no hay intrusos, solo la sensación de que vives una vida diferente porque sientes que vives lo que lees.
Sí, leer es pasión y la mayor pasión sin reproches que hay en el mundo es LEER....

viernes, mayo 08, 2009

“The Truth About Forever” Sarah Dessen

Que tal mis queridos apasionados, pensaban que los abandone? noo imposible, tarde pero llegue, como lo prometido es deuda para aquellos que les gusta leer en ingles les traigo la primera recomendacion de los Fridays!

Esta recomendación me la dio mi amiga Keysha, esta es una de sus autoras preferidas y segun lo que ella me cuenta los libros me parecen muy buenos.!

Para aquellos que no saben ingles del todo pero les gustaría saber de que trata el libro:

A simple vista Macy lo tiene todo: dinero, una madre exitosa, un hogar enorme y a su novio Jason. Pero la realidad es que Macy no es feliz; su vida gira en torno al SAT y a ser perfecta para su madre y Jason. Pero es muy difícil complacer a todos. Su madre es una adicta al trabajo que trata de ocultar su dolor bajo una torre de papeles y trabajo y espera lo mismo de ella y Jason es todo un cerebrito meticuloso y completamente frío. Asi que Macy se siente sola, siente que se está saltando algo en su vida y para colmo todo se complica cuando su novio se va a un campamento de verano y la deja a ella a cargo de su trabajo en la biblioteca, en donde no es bienvenida.

Todo cambia cuando conoce al Wish Catering. Un grupo de catering compuesto por Delia (la dueña) y unos jóvenes que son completamente distintos a ella: está Kristy, una joven bonita, coqueta y adicta a la moda; Bert, un geek que está convencido de que el armagedón va a ocurrir en cualquier momento; Monica una chica introvertida que rara ves habla, pero cuando lo hace cambia el mundo, y por último esta Wes, quien es todo lo contrario a Jason. Wes es un aescultor, cálido, amigable, espontáneo... y hermoso. Pronto Macy se une al Wish Catering trayendo así un poco de caos a su vida y cambios no solo para ella, si no para toda su familia y gracias a ellos, y a Wes, aprende a ver la vida de una manera completamente distinta.

Si alguna de las chicas que traducen ven esta recomendación, anímense a traducirlo, se ve muy bueno!

The Truth About Forever

In Sarah's Words

When I began The Truth About Forever, I knew that I wanted to write about the idea of being “perfect,” and what that does and doesn’t mean. I was also interested in seeing a character go through a loss, and how that affected the way she viewed the world. When the story begins, Macy is scared, and she deals with her fear by trying to control as much as she can: her appearance, her behavior, how others perceive her. She narrows her life, shutting out everything that could possibly be a risk to her. It isn’t until she meets a group of people who have a total opposite approach---courting, enjoying, and surviving chaos---that she realizes that in reacting to her dad dying, she’s stopped living herself.

During the time I was writing this book, there was a lot happening. The movie based on my first two novels was getting ready to come out, I was under a deadline…the list goes on and on. While at first I felt a certain amount of pressure, Macy and her story soon became a sort of solace for me. I’ve never been so immersed in the writing of a book before, and I had a hard time pulling myself away from it, even when I most wanted to. I think that’s a good sign, although it sometimes meant that my house got dirty and the laundry piled up. But to really disappear into a story is never a bad thing, for writers or for readers.

There’s a lot happening in The Truth About Forever. In fact, I think it’s the most complicated book I’ve written, and it was definitely the hardest. Part of this may be because I suffer from a terrible case of perfectionism myself, which led to this awful irony of realizing that I was writing a book about embracing imperfection, and yet I wanted it to be perfect. So, as often happens in my books, I was learning right along with my narrator, struggling with the same issues. I think we both came out okay at the end, though.

Whenever I hear from readers about this book, I’m always interested in what struck them the most. With some people, it’s how Macy deals with the death of her father, how it makes her angry. Others like Kristy’s humor and outfits. But overwhelmingly, I’ve heard the most so far about Wes. I think that in a lot of ways, he was the kind of guy I was always looking for: one who wasn’t so interested in the "perfect," girl, whoever she might be. A boy who likes flaws, who sees potential in everything. While Delia’s company may represent chaos, Wes to me is hope. To him, nothing is ever finished, or broken. It’s just waiting to be incarnated, to begin as something new, again. And that, to me, is what Macy’s story is all about. How life is a continuing series of beginnings and endings, losses and gains, all folding into one long stretch, one lifetime, and one forever.

Book Description

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or ... Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all--so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So ... happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before? Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.


3 comentarios:

  1. Ahhh yo leí ese libro y ME ENCANTÓ
    aquí esta mi mini reseña y un link de descarga :)


    yo tengo el libro, tal ves me anime y lo tradusca ;)

    aunque es bien cansino hacerlo sola...

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