The Problem With Forever

The Problem With Forever

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Growing up, Mallory "Mouse" Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. After she escaped her terrifying childhood and spent years being homeschooled by loving adoptive parents, she is starting her senior year at a public high school. The first day, she runs into Rider Stark, the friend and protector from her childhood, and Mallory realizes that their bond never really faded. But as Rider's life spirals 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.--
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, Harlequin Teen,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780373212057
Branch Call Number: Y FIC ARME
Characteristics: 474 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 06, 2020

Was not able to rate this book as I could not get into this book and only read a few chapters.

Sep 17, 2017

As a child, Mallory, also known as Mouse by her old friend, lived in an abusive household. Although she is now in a safer place, all her past experiences have traumatized her and she now has difficulty speaking. Years later, she reunites with Rider, her childhood protector, and reignites their long-lasting bond. As their friendship deepens to something more, Mallory finds out that Rider’s life hasn’t been as straightforward as hers had and is now forced to confront her missing voice and to use it for the ones she loves. I loved this realistic romance and adored the plot and characters. Mallory and Riser’s character development was very apparent throughout the novel and their past allows readers to feel empathy for them. Rating:5/5
@Iron_Rose of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

The Problem with Forever is a book that makes you obsessed for a few weeks, and then you kind of forget all about it. Needless to say, Armentrout writes beautifully about Mallory Dodge, a girl who has a troubled past in her foster home and her only hero is her foster brother Rider. But Mallory is in a much better place now with Carl and Rosa, and is ready to face the next obstacle in her life; public high school. Mallory was always told to be quiet and not say a word in her frightful past, thus now she struggles with speaking and anxiety. But everything takes an unexpected turn when she sees Rider in the hallway of her new school and everything, everything falls back onto her like a landslide. Everything she tried so hard to forget, comes back to her in flashbacks. But with Rider there to share her pain, she realizes that she can become much more than what she was before and can fight her past with the help of friends. Personally, I enjoyed this book in the beginning but the middle kind of fell short for me. Then it all wrapped up nicely at the end, so I would recommend this for a long road trip so you can appreciate how it is all put together. My favourite part of this novel were the characters; especially Ainsley, Hector and Jaden even though they were supporting characters.
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 19, 2017

This was a superb read. There is simply so much there in terms of character development. With Mallory in particular, at times you feel like you even play a role in her decisions. The characters are adorable and you find yourself falling in love with them on every page. It is a romance but that intertwines with the rest of the plot.

Apr 17, 2017

I love this book!! I could not put it down and finished it in a day.

VaughanPLAlexK Dec 14, 2016

I started and finished this in one day. Very cute. Very heart-warming.

Dec 10, 2016

really good and empowering book. helped me realize the importance of speaking up when something needs to be said and how to find myself. It made my thankful for my loving home and realize not everyone has the same love or chances but deserves the same happiness.

Nov 18, 2016

Another Good Reads Choice Award nominee that sounded good. Unfortunately it ended up being too YA for me. I liked the premise of Mallory and Ryder's strong bond from surviving a terrible foster home together. I could relate to Mallory's anxieties having my own social anxiety. But Mallory's inner dialogue was too sophmoric for me. Also, I was looking for a drama, not a first romance. Teens may like this, but adults will want to skip this one.

Aug 10, 2016

This was absolutely adorable, I loved every page of it.

Jun 05, 2016

Sweet YA romance, exactly what you'd expect from Jennifer Armentrout. Trigger warning: past abuse, brief scenes of violence


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Apr 19, 2017

jonathanlai03 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 26


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