Title: The Problem With Forever
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Romance; Contemporary; Young Adult.
Publisher: MIRA Ink
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.“
MY RATING: 5.5 Starts
This book was amazing and when I started reading it I didn’t even know what to think about it, I thought I was not going to enjoy it but I was really really wrong.
When I bought it I was not sure if it was a New Adult book or a Young Adult book, BUT since it was written by J. Lynn and I really like her books I decided to buy it too so I could give it a try. It ended up being a YA and I was pretty apprehensive about it because I’ve been more into NA but as soon as I got into the story it just went reallu well.
Let’s just start with the characters and with the beginning of the book:
The beginning of the book gives us the chance to start knowing some of the characters that by the way are the main charaters – Mallory and Rider – which is amazing, the book starts really “well” by itself, I mean you get interested in what happened and what’s going to happen right away and the main character Mallory just gives you that “desire” of wanting to know more about her, what happened to her and why. BUT, for me, the real mystery in this book was Rider, and I can’t tell you a lot about it because if I do I’ll spoil you and I can’t.
I absolutely loved Rider and Mallory, I really liked their story together and really loved their story without being together, I liked the way everything went and I LOVED watching Mallory grow throughout the book, really, it is amazing and her character has a major development, you really need to read this book to understand what I’m saying. I LOVED Hector and his brother and I seriously hated Paige… this book is a rollercoaster.
I really think that the plot of this book was just amazing and I kind of don’t understand all the “hate” about this book, people say that it was a huge disappointment coming from this author and I seriously think it was one of the best books by her, I really do… it has a story, it has a story that is real for a lot of “children” and teenagers in this world and I don’t really get why there’s so much hate about it. I loved the way this book was written and I can’t get it out of my head, I didn’t cry, I must be sincere with you, I didn’t cry with it because I don’t normally cry with books, but it was amazing and really heartbreaking somethimes, my eyes were shining at some point (which has everything to do with the development of Mallory) and I really would read this book again because it was that amazing.
I really recommend this book to everyone, I think everyone should read it, should give it a try because it was totally one of my absolutely favorites of all time and I think you should create your own idea about the book instead of saying “I’ll not read it because my favorite review hated it”.
I forgot to talk about two characters in this book… those characters are Mallory’s parents, I didn’t like them that much ok ? I understand their point of view but I just didn’t love them BUT I really think that without them this book would never be the same, it was thanks to them that, in my opinion, Mallory grew so much !
SO, once again, I really think you should buy this book and give it a HUGE try ! Just spread some love with this amazing and talented author.