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The Truth About Forever Mixtape

A musical ode to Sarah Dessen's masterpiece, The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever Mixtape

Allow me to make a bold statement. I am, without a doubt, the #1 swimfan of The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen.

I've raved about it, swooned over it and even listed it as one of my top five YA novels of ALL TIME, SON. And today, in yet another testament to my obsession, I present a mixtape of songs inspired by this most holy of YA texts. Crank it up, close your eyes and dream about nights of catering disasters, waffles and games of Truth with Wes...

1. The Smashing Pumpkins: Perfect

Macy, in the beginning.

2. The American Analog Set: Slow Company

MONOTONE!

3. The Strokes: You Only Live Once

Macy follows the Wish van.

4. Shania Twain: That Don't Impress Me Much

For Jason.

5. Blondie: One Way Or Another

GOTCHA!

6. Tal Bachman: She's So High

For Kristy, who is THE SHIZZ.

7. The Smiths: Ask

Let's play Truth.

8. Ladyhawke: Back of the Van

Macy and Wes. In the Wish van. SPARKS.

9. ZZ Top: Sharp Dressed Man

For Bert.

10. Tammy Wynette: Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad

The jukebox at World of Waffles.

11. Weezer: (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

Hey Wes and Macy, GET TOGETHER ALREADY.

12. Kelly Clarkson: Since U Been Gone

SUCK IT, JASON.

13. Kendall Payne: Closer To Myself

Macy gets real.

14. Coldplay: Talk

Macy confronts her mom.

15. Snow Patrol: Run

A message from Macy's dad.

16. Goldfrapp: Alive

Macy wakes up to go running at the beach.

17. Forence + The Machine: Dog Days Are Over

"But there was only one truth about forever that really mattered, and that was this: it was happening. Right then, as I ran with Wes into that bright sun, and every moment afterwards. Look, there. Now. Now. Now."

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).