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The Problem with Forever

A compelling novel

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"Heartbreakingly real…a remarkable novel about the power of first love and the courage it takes to face your fears." —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting story about friendship, survival and finding your voice.

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 book blew me away, completely. Gripping from page one, I—quite literally—couldn’t put it down."
—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

"We’re left breathless and a little haunted and wanting more."
—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author

"An achingly real masterpiece… Heart-wrenching, heartwarming, heart-everything."
—Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

Customer Reviews

the Problem with Forever... is Forever doesn't last... it's what you want Forever to be

Just finisher reaing " the Problem with Forever" ... and it's a real eye opener of what can happen in a real bad situation.Mallory (Mouse) Dodge was a young girl that grew up in a very cruel and abusive foster home for 12 years along with her best friend Rider. Rider was her protector who would keep Mallory safe when the foster dad would want to beat for somethingthat was done... Mallory grew to fear talking and used that fear as her shield for protection.
So. Mallory grew up with lots of emotional baggage.. years later after a tragic accident (Mallory was severely burned) two Doctorswho help Mallory to over come her fear of talking and Mallory is also adopted by the Doctors... Now Mallory is in her Senior year and she makes the decision that it's time to go to a real high schooland graduate so she can go to cCollege... It's scary at first for her but she is reunited again with Rider after 4 years...
I really loved reading this book... If you want to know what happens you need to read the book... Once you read it I know you will love it too...
Awesome work Jennifer L. Armentrout
I won this book through a goodreads contest

Rider & Mallory <3

This book was absolutely FANTASTIC!! Jennifer L. Armentrout wrote a YA book that will take your breath away and surface all of your emotions. Rider & Mallory were great characters and their story is one of hardship, letting go, forgiveness & healing. I fell in love with these characters as soon as I read the first page.

Mallory is broken on the inside and she has a lot of healing and growing to do, but she is still strong. She survived a horrendous situation and the fact that she is getting up everyday and doing something that she never thought she would do, shows how much strength her character has.

Rider definitely made my swoon a bit!! He is so protective of Mallory and I love that he never gave up on her, but he gave up on himself. Rider acts like everything is okay, but on the inside he is hurting and broken. I love his strength and the fact that he puts those he loves above himself, but there comes a time when you need to put yourself above others.

The connection between these two characters was unlike anything else. Even after being separated for years, when they see each other again, it's like nothing has changed. They are there for each other and I love that, even without them knowing, they were helping each other move on from the past and start looking toward the future. The amount of love that Rider & Mallory have for each other made my heart burst. They may have been young, but they were old souls.

I loved Hector, Ainsley, Jayden, Keira, Carl & Rosa. They all held a significant part in this book and in Rider & Mallory's lives. My heart broke and my tears came fast and heavy with what this group of family and friends went through. That significant event changed everyone and brought new thoughts into their minds. Paige was not my favorite person, but I understood why she was so hard.

This book is one of my favorites of 2016!! Jennifer L. Armentrout really knows how to write a story line that will hook you and characters that will feel like your best friends. I am really really really hoping that Ainsley & a certain someone get a book!! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants the meaning of real love and letting go of the past to be able to move forward.

Heartbreaking but also heartwarming

The Problem with Forever, is the first book I’ve read of Armentrout’s. I see her books everywhere and was ready to fall into one. The Problem with Forever is at times hard to digest. Mallory went through so much. She had Rider to protect her, through the worst parts of her life.

Though, I felt that this story was heartbreaking but also heartwarming. I never fell into the characters. I didn’t find the connection with them that I desperately wanted. It’s a good/enjoyable story of a girl who turned from this meek little mouse, to a girl who knew what she wanted. Who wasn’t afraid to fight for what she wanted.

Some things just seemed a little glossed over. Like, oh yeah this happened but there was no emotional pull for me. I was honestly, slightly disappointed because I truly wanted to love this. The writing is done well, the characters develop through out the story. The story itself was intriguing and I wanted to see what happened next.

Overall, I give this book Three Boundless Stars. It was a good story....Lissa

The Problem with Forever
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  • Level: Grades 7-13
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: Jun 01, 2016
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Seller: Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
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