The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout explores the world of Mallory. Mallory, a.k.a. Mouse, uses her silence as a shield from the world around her, a defense mechanism she picked up from her early years in the foster system. Armentrout perfectly navigates the process of falling in love with your childhood protector, a boy with an absolutely beautiful name – Rider Stark.
The novel had an interesting story line. Although it was by no means original, the plot was constructed very well. Armentrout recognized the struggle of the foster system. She created a world where the readers sympathized with the characters and their struggles.
Armentrout also developed characters that stuck with you. You grow attached to Mallory, Rider, Hector, Jayden, and Ainsley and genuinely want them to succeed. When one of the characters died (read the book to find out who!), I felt heartbroken and angry on his behalf.
For fans of Katie McGarry, you will thoroughly enjoy reading this book. You’ll fall in love with the characters and explore the world of foster children. You’ll learn about a type of strength often overlooked, the most important kind: silent.