The Problem With Forever – Book Review

The Problem With Forever


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Genre: YA | Contemporary High School Romance | Abuse
Read Count: 1
Published: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 480 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: My Shelves  : )
Average Rating: stars
My Rating: 4.5 kisses


This book arrived Wednesday night, and I was on the couch as soon as the packaging was tore off… and didn’t get up until I was finished. What a phenomenal ride!


I figure I should start off by saying that Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my very favorite authors to date. She is a definite auto-buy for me… and as soon as I saw this book was coming to fruition… I preordered it.

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If you liked Until Friday Night, you will love The Problem with Forever, and vice versa.

I don’t really know how to review this.


That’s all I can say.

The Problem with Forever chronicled two people, Mallory “Mouse” Dodge and Rider Stark. They shared a truly terrible childhood in foster care, with terrible foster parents. Rider was Mallory’s protector and after a horrible incident, Mallory is hospitalized and adopted by one of the doctors operating on her. But to Rider, she just suddenly disappeared—and reappeared years later in his Senior Speech class.

Mallory’s was told to be silent her entire life, and she is choosily mute by the time she is adopted. By “choosily mute”, I mean she doesn’t speak, but it’s by choice. For her, speaking is an effort of will, reminding her of a time in her life (i.e., her entire life until that point) that she’d rather forget. Mallory was homeschooled her entire high school experience, but she decides she wants to do the Public School Thing for her senior year, and makes the terrifying decision to go to speech class. Yikes.

But that turns out to be the best decision she made—because that’s where she reconnects with Rider. Thus blossoms an adorable friendship and a sweet romance. Really the whole thing just made me grin.

That’s another thing— the feels! GAH JLA knows what she was doing with kids. My mom actually walked in on me reading and gave me this “What the hell” face. I promptly explained to her, that my face looked the way it was because I’d already cried three times in a hundred pages, and I’m sorry, but we’ll have to hang out another time.

I don’t know what else I can say to convince you to read this! It was ADORABLE and SWEET and the FEELS are AMAZING just like the book was AMAZING!





Guest review contributed by Cover to Cover Lit. This book blogger doesn’t go anywhere without a book and doesn’t leave the library without another dozen.

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