Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Problem with Forever
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published May 17th 2016 by Harlequin Teen
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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.

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My Thoughts

I feel like this book has a lot of mixed reviews.  However, I really liked it!  The main character Mallory goes through a lot in her childhood, she is mentally and physically abused by her foster parents.  Later on she is removed from that family and is then placed with a loving couple.  Because of her awful childhood, she stopped talking.  So with her new family, she doesn't communicate very well, because she is unsure of her voice.  Her new family is understand and helps Mallory with her communication.  Mallory gets enough courage that she wants to attend a public school instead of being home-schooled.  When she starts at her new public school, she runs into her foster brother, Rider from the previous family she was with.

Mallory and Rider have a strong bond, because of what they went through when they were younger.  So they can relate to a lot of things in their lives.  Rider plays a huge role in Mallory's life, which is amazing because Mallory deserves it.  Although Rider has issues himself, their relationship together was much needed for both of them.  Then of course they fall for each other, no surprise there right!?!  So adorable, they need each other!!

I really loved this book!!


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