Monday, 17 October 2016

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: MIRA Ink (16 Jun. 2016)
ISBN-10: 1848454570
ISBN-13: 978-1848454576
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

Cover: I really like this sweet and colourful cover.  I like that it’s simple and the fact that it doesn’t have cover models on there.  I appreciate it because it lets me picture the characters the characters in my own way.

I’d heard a lot of great things about The Problem With Forever so I don’t know why it took me a little while to pick this one up, especially as I love Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my absolute favourite authors.
And I’m so glad I finally picked this up- because I absolutely loved it.
As soon as started reading I was hooked.  I was blazing through it.
I really felt for Mallory.  She was such a likeable character.
She went through a lot in her childhood, her foster parents were not the kindest.  But she had a best friend, Rider, that stuck with her through thick and thin.  Standing up for her, and taking her beatings.  After a horrific accident, they’re separated and think they’ll never see each other again.
Until, after years of home schooling after being refostered- Mallory walks into Rider’s school.
I loved their friendship- you could see how strong it was.
But it’s been four years since they’ve seen each other- and their friendship starts to develop into something else.
It was such a beautiful story guys.  I fell in love with this book.  Completely and utterly.
I rooted for them.
It kind of reminded me of Pushing The Limits, which is one of my all time favourite young adult contemporary novels, and I can honestly say, that nothing has come close to it- but The Problem With Forever has.
I highly recommend picking this one up guys- it gave me the feels.
5/5 stars,

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