The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of those books that the minute you start reading it, no matter where you left off, that you just forget it is even a book. You get so caught up in the world of the book that you don’t even realise that you’ve just read 200 pages. It’s like you can’t get enough of it. The way I see it, it’s like walking into Narnia, and as soon as you go back into the real world, you want to dive straight back into the fictional one.
The Problem With Forever is an incredible book that will make you laugh and cry. Sometimes you will want to punch the book, and other times you will want to go and give all the characters a big, giant hug. Out of all the books that Jennifer L. Armentrout has written, I’m happy that I chose this one, as the first of hers that I’ve read. I have been wanting to read one of her other series, Lux, but have been in the mood for Contemporary a lot lately, and I mean A LOT.
(And a little side note: HOW GORGEOUS IS THE COVER?! #imlovinit)
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. (Goodreads summary)
I rated The Problem With Forever 5 out of 5 stars.