The Problem with Forever Synopsis
Growing up, Mallory Dodge 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, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined 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 soon it becomes apparent that she’s not
the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make 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
This week’s read is The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I had been wanting to read this for awhile but just haven’t had the time to get it! A few days ago I was at the library and saw it, so I checked it out! The books follows the story of Mallory “Mouse” Dodge. She grew up in the foster system and used silence as a shield. After a horrific accident that left her mentally and physically scarred, she was finally fostered and adopted by a kind couple who had lost their daughter years earlier. After being homeschooled for the 3 out of 4 years of High School, she decides to spend her senior year at public school. What she had not expected was running into the boy who protected her in the foster system, a boy she never thought she would see again, on her first day of school.
I loved the characters in this book! Armentrout does a spectacular job of developing each character’s personality throughout the book. We see Mallory transform from a girl who is just moving through life, with no desire to take part in it, to a girl who finally takes control of her life and won’t let her past destroy her future.
One of the most interesting character developments of this book is Rider Stark, Mallory’s childhood protector. We meet Rider early on in the book when Mallory runs into him at a class at her new school. They hadn’t seen each other since her accident four years earlier and didn’t think they would see each other again. Mallory had spent the past four years healthily dealing with her issues, while Rider had let the guilt of the accident consume him. I didn’t want to put the book down as I watched their relationship develop over the course of this book. This book has action, drama, plot twists, romance, and a lesson about how nothing lasts forever and we should embrace life when it comes at us. Jennifer L. Armentrout always keeps me on the edge of my seat with all of her works!
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Thank you so much guys, and I will see you next week!
XOXO Shelby Grace