Book Review: The Problem with Forever

Book: The Problem with Forever

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Plot: 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. 

Rating: 3/5 stars

The problem with Forever is that it is for FOREVER

The problem with the book is that it is forever. It just goes on and on and for me that was a little setback in regards to the book

The book starts with a good revelation and moves on to become a mere monologue of the central character and nothing above or beyond that. Ironically the book is about a character who is very silent and rarely speaks perhaps that is the reason why the book is filled with paragraph after paragraph of how the character is feeling

Even recollection of pasts and very event is described in long monologues so much that it is simply tiring to hear to the character describing her emotions in thousand different ways and it is in the second half that one actually sees the actual events or theme of the book coming into its full form but then everything sort of picks up pace in a drastic way and before you know everything is over

So the trouble with the book is that almost half of the book is covered in monologues and less of actual plot developments and when the developments starts the book quickly rushes through it

In a way the book actually justifies the title “The problem with Forever” as it goes on forever…

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