“The Problem with Forever” by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout is an amazing book that takes your emotions on a wild ride. The book is based around the story of a girl name Mallory who has a past that ends up coming back to haunt her. For most of her life, Mallory was living in different foster homes, but when she was 13, a terrible incident got her out of the system. For years, Mallory had been living in the same home with another boy who was always there to protect her when she needed him. He was the biggest hero in her eyes. But then, she was adopted by a family and had to move away from her hero and hasn’t seen him since. From the scars that her past left, it was hard for Mallory to speak at all. She had been home schooled ever since she was adopted, but by the time she was a senior in high school, she thought she was ready to experience the world again. As she steps foot in the first school she has been inside for years, she sees someone way too familiar. Mallory is now forced to learn how to live with her past and with the way people change. I chose to read this book because just by reading a summary I knew it would be interesting. This book is truly fascinating and leaves you wanting to read more and more. Even through all the difficult parts of the book, the way it is written made me want to know everything going on and get through the book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the dark truth of what life could be like in the Young Adult genre.

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-Vanessa F.

 

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“Extraordinary Means” by Robyn Schneider

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For most of his life now, Lane has lived inside his boundaries in an almost “boring” lifestyle. He has excellent grades, a great girlfriend, and is ready to head off to the college of his dreams. It all seems perfect to him, until he is diagnosed with an incurable case of tuberculosis.  Lane’s parents have no choice but to send him away to part hospital, part boarding school, The Latham House. Here, Lane finds a girl from his past who is not at all what he remembers. He is intrigued by the way her and her friends live such adventurous lives at a place with such harsh rules. As he starts to get more used to his life at The Latham House, it’s hard to notice how much sicker everybody around him is getting until it happens to the person he cares about the most. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider provides such a tragic love story that only can be shared through the power of words. The main reason I chose to get through the entire book was because the story line was constantly progressing in the best way possible. Extraordinary Means is a great book for people who have an interest in living with a medical condition and still trying to love in the Young Adult genre.

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-Vanessa F.

“Every Last Word” By Tamara Ireland Stone

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The saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never related to a story better. Sam, presents   herself like the rest of the popular girls in her class, but that’s not the truth. Inside her brain, Sam is struggling with OCD and haunting thoughts. Sam has her family to depend on, but if the girls she is considered to be “friends” with knew of any of this, they would be the quickest people to judge. Sam is tortured by the way she is living and who she is spending her time with. That is, until a girl named Caroline introduces Sam to a place of safety for outcasts who have been ignored. The people in the place slowly help Sam to feel “normal” for once and she is the happiest she has been for a long time. Until reality hits her and she is struck with a fact that is unbelievable. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone is one of the most beautiful stories ever. It deals with struggles everyone goes through and also some struggles only some people deal with. I chose to read this book because I thought the concept of the story was different than anything I’ve seen. It was easy to get through because the story line of this book is incredible and leaves you surprised with every page you turn. I would recommend this book to people struggling with friendships and being who they are in the Young Adult genre.

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-Vanessa F.