Wes was the first Dessen boy I fell for, as The Truth About Forever was my first Sarah Dessen read. I stayed up until 4am waiting for that moment. You know the one: “It’s so she can fly.” Run, Macy!! :D I still kind of juggle him and Dexter for the top spot. Can you blame me?! As described in the book, Wes = “Sa-woon”. He has model good looks and is totally unaware of it. On the surface, Wes is that hot, unapproachable guy…the one you tell yourself won’t give you a second glance. Once you get to know him though, you learn he is this sarcastic, funny, down-to-earth guy with a huge heart. Macy at one point describes him as “quiet and incredible” which I think really suits him. He creates these amazing metal sculptures from salvaged materials. He learned to weld in reform school. That’s right, ladies. This is one reformed semi-bad boy! Except he’s anything but. He’s actually caring, loyal and honest. Yup…SA-WOOON!
Favorite Wes scene (or one of…):
The girl in the tight black dress was passing by us now, eyeing Wes and walking entirely too slowly. “Hi,” she said, and he nodded at her but didn’t reply. Knew it, I thought.
“Honestly,” I said.
“Come on. You have to admit, it’s sort of ridiculous.”
Now that I had to define it, I found myself struggling for the right words. “You know,” I said, then figured Kristy had really summed it up best. “The sa-woon.”
“Wes, come on,” I said. “Are you seriously not aware of how girls stare at you?”
He rolled his eyes, leaning back on his palms. “Let’s get back to the idea of you being perfect.”
“Seriously. What’s it like?”
“Being perfect? I wouldn’t know.”
“Not being perfect.” I sighed. “Being…”
As I tried to come up with something, he flicked a bug off his arm.
“…gorgeous,” I finished. […]
“Again,” he said, as the parking lot girls passed by, eyeing both of us, “I wouldn’t know. You tell me.”
“Donneven,” I said, in my best Monica imitation, and he laughed. “We’re not talking about me.”
“We could be,” he said. […]
“I’m not gorgeous,” I said.
“Sure you are.”
I just shook my head, knowing this was him evading the question. “You,” I said, “have this whole tall, dark stranger thing going on. Not to mention the tortured artist bit.”
“You know what I mean.”
He shook his head, clearly discounting this description. “And you,” he said, “have that whole blonde, cool and collected, perfect smart girl thing going on.”
“You’re the boy all the girls want to rebel with,” I said.
“You,” he replied, “are the unattainable girl in homeroom who never gives a guy the time of day.” […]
“I’m not perfect,” I said. “Not even close.”
“I’m not tortured. Unless you count this conversation.”
This scene continues, but it would be waaaaay to long to post. Hopefully though, I’ve made you want to read about him a little bit more! ;D
And here’s a quote from this book that’s always stayed with me:
“For any one of us forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.”
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