A Sweet Read: The Problem With Forever

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Don’t you love the cover of this book? The book cover, coupled with the book description, made me immediately intrigued. The Problem with Forever follows Mallory’s journey as she is adopted out of foster care after suffering a horrible tragedy. As a method to cope with her PTSD, Mallory no longer speaks and is homeschooled. In an effort to prepare for college and assimilate to being in public, Mallory enrolls in a public high school for her Senior year. Facing her fears and anxiety of being in public, along with the typical high school pressure, Mallory is fighting an uphill battle.

Mallory’s journey takes a turn when she unexpectedly finds herself in class with a boy that has strong ties to her time in foster care. When Mallory reunites with Rider, her childhood protector, things do not go as planned. Jennifer Armentrout weaves a story that is slowly revealed over time. Some would argue that perhaps this book was too slow. I found the story to have major angst potential although, in reality, the angst was very mild. Mallory’s connection with Rider is obviously very strong and one that lasts over time and tragedy that unfolds throughout the novel. However, some parts of the story felt unbelievable to me. Coupled with a few plot holes, if you are looking for a young adult high school based novel with mild angst, The Problem With Forever is a cute read that will do the trick.

 

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For fans of Gossip Girl: Paper Princess

Paper PrincessIf Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl had a literary baby, it would be Paper Princess.  If you are in the mood for a snarky, treacherous, young adult/new adult novel, look no further.  Paper Princess will leave you entertained in the best possible way.

Paper Princess, much like Gossip Girl, follows the lives of the super wealthy elite at an upper-class high school.  Ella Harper is plucked from her life slumming it in the public school poverty, or a “casual” as they are referred to in the book, and finds herself living with a super wealthy family.  What entails is full of high-school drama, mild angst, and the wildly indulgent actions of sexually charged teenagers.  This book will leave you thankful that you did not attend an upper-class high school, or in some cases, it will make you wish you did.  (In some ways, this book reminded me of the Fallen Crest High Series but with better writing).  But fair warning, this book ends on a major cliffhanger.  The next book in the series comes out in July so it’s not that long of a wait.  XOXOGossip Girl

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