The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I am confused about how I feel about this book.
Summery from Goodreads:
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.
I really didn't find my self enjoying this book. it was a little too tragic and emotional, and despite how bad this may sound, I didn't really like the mental illness part because it was unrealistic.
I didn't get why Mallory fell for Rider. Yes, they were friends, but he had a girlfriend. Also, he was obviously no good for her. If I would have written this book, I would have made Mallory be shy around Rider at first.
I thought Jayden was an interesting part of this book. He was sweet and kind. SPOILER: (view spoiler)[I was shocked when he was killed. It added a scary realism to this book and was probably the most exciting part. The way Mallory acted afterword (depressed and useless) was a little annoying, because she should have talked to Carl and Rosa. (hide spoiler)]
Carl and Rosa were another decent part of this book. They were nice protective parents, who in the end didn't really get along with Mallory.
Overall, this is a decent book that just didn't resonate with me.
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