We are already halfway into March and I’m here talking about a book I finished on March 1st. The Problem With Forever was one of the book I got at the second library haul of February. Let’s see what I thought!

First things first, the synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

Published: May 17th, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

My thoughts on The Problem With Forever

Oh my, this was such an emotional roller coaster.

Mallory and Rider are both foster kids and books about kids in the system are always intense reads. Nevertheless I really really loved this.

Right from the start, I was pulled in and felt connected to Mallory. She was an amazing character. Throughout the book she goes through so much growth and I LOVED seeing that. I was rooting for her.

I was also rooting for Rider, who seemed too perfect at the beginning, but who has a few demons himself. It only made him more likable though.

I think all the different themes together made this an emotional read. The romance, the friendships, the family bonds and the growing up. They were all puzzle pieces that made the puzzle perfect.

There are a few dark moments in the book that were hard to read about. Still, that too was an important part of this beautiful heartbreaking story that had to be told.

1000% recommend everyone to read this.

Final rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐