The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My review: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve yet to read a book by Armentrout that I didn’t like. She writes mostly for older teens, and she does so with a deft hand. The Problem with Forever is an intense book that looks at child abuse and foster care. Though rife with tension, it is also heartfelt and filled with hope. The author developed the characters well and included plenty of romance and drama to make for an emotional read. In The Problem with Forever, Armentrout tackles serious issues with care and delicacy, but she doesn’t pull any punches either. I highly recommend this book for fans of young adult contemporary romance.
“Words were not the enemy or the monster under my bed, but they held such power over me. They were like the ghost of a loved one, forever haunting me” (p. 89).
“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist” (p. 427).
“…how in the world could I fight for him when he wouldn’t even fight for himself” (p. 436).