Lissa's Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: June 1st 2016
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Length: 480 pages
Format: eBook, paperback, hardcover, audio
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.
Three Boundless Stars
The Problem with Forever, is the first book I’ve read of Armentrout’s. I see her books everywhere and was ready to fall into one. The Problem with Forever is at times hard to digest. Mallory went through so much. She had Rider to protect her, through the worst parts of her life.
Though, I felt that this story was heartbreaking but also heartwarming. I never fell into the characters. I didn’t find the connection with them that I desperately wanted. It’s a good/enjoyable story of a girl who turned from this meek little mouse, to a girl who knew what she wanted. Who wasn’t afraid to fight for what she wanted.
Some things just seemed a little glossed over. Like, oh yeah this happened but there was no emotional pull for me. I was honestly, slightly disappointed because I truly wanted to love this. The writing is done well, the characters develop through out the story. The story itself was intriguing and I wanted to see what happened next.
Overall, I give this book Three Boundless Stars. It was a good story.