Saturday, 20 August 2016

The Problem with Forever - Jennifer L. Armentrout

General Info
Rating: ★★★★★

Where I got it: borrowed it from my sister :)

Short reaction: This book has left me emotionally wrecked…. I am officially a wreck…..

Fav Quote: “Being real could hurt. That's what...what living is all about and the opposite is unimaginable.”

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 home schooling 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.

Review
Overall opinion: This book broke me in so many ways!! I loved it!! It deals with a lot of important topics such as social anxiety, child abuse, drug dealing and a lot more!! It was such a strong and amazing read that really makes you think about those topics! It shows us that some people don’t have the best lives but can also make them better for themselves. It’s a really inspiring and emotional book and I really loved that about it!!

Writing: Okay, this book is so beautifully written!! Words can’t begin to describe how much I loved and how good it was!! Some sentences just made me cry because they were so beautiful!! Jennifer L. Armentrout really knows how to properly tell an emotional story!! I can’t believe I have never read one of her books before!! I will definitely do that in the future!!

Plot: I thought that the plot was really well done!! I doesn’t reveal everything right away! You just jump in the middle of the story actually, you know something horrible has happened in Mallory’s past that has to do with Ryder as well, but you don’t exactly know what it was. As the story moves on, you slowly find out what happened. I really loved that!! It really got you more attached to the characters!!

Characters: The characters were really diverse and relatable!! They all went through some awful things so it’s logical that they act like they do. Mallory for example always used silence as a child and is really afraid to talk and has a lot of problems with social anxiety, which is very logical if you know her past. It is also very relatable and really emotional to read because you really feel for her and get attached to her!! I really loved Ryder as well!! He is actually quite mysterious at first because we don’t really get to know much about him in the beginning but I immediately loved him nonetheless!! All the other more side-characters were really well written as well!!

Relationships: The story, I think, is mainly about the relationship between Mallory and Ryder (which was really, really well written!!) But it also focusses on family and friendship. I always love it when books aren’t all about romance but also about the relationships with the characters around the main characters!! And that was really well done in this book!!

Flaws: I don’t think that I can point out a flaw in this book! It’s perfect just the way it is!! I wouldn’t change a thing!

Sum-up: So in short, this was a really emotional and beautiful read with amazing characters!! It was beautifully written and also dealt with really important and difficult topics! Everyone should read it!! It’s worth it trust me!! :)

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