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 the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces 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.
Kerry's review 3 of 5 stars
I must be getting a bit too old for YA as it took me a long time to finish this book, saying that I still liked it well liked is a hard word to use for this book as I am totally heartbroken for Mallory and Rider.
The problem with forever is about Mallory and Rider, two kids who grew up in a horrible foster home until tragedy strikes. I am so glad that they meet up again and that Rider is able to help Mallory heal even more.
This book has broke me, I think I cried more reading this book than I have in the last year but it was a good cry most of the time. Jayden! I'm not going to say anymore, I'm not a spoiler kinda girl but honestly be prepared I love him!
Hector and Ainsley I would love to see a book about them two! Sparks would be flying.
I would recommend this book to family and friends as I think everyone needs to know Mallory and Riders story.