Monday, June 20, 2016

a book in review!

Brief Summary:

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 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.


I follow a very avid reader on IG: @hayaisreading and she posted her top 10 of the year so far (she's read 55 books so far this year, so I trust her recs!) and when I read her review for "The Problem with Forever" I knew it was time to download it. And I am so, so, so happy I did! This book is everything you want a novel to be, it has ups, downs, laughs, tears, and everything in between. It's haunting, inspiring, tragic, and uplifting all in one. I adore the way the author tells a story and the voice she gives to each character. This is a Summer read for sure, it's one you will want to pick up the second your chair hits the beach. I recommend this 5 star book to anyone who is looking for their next amazing read, xo!