Musical Pairings: The Problem With Forever by Jennifer Armentrout

Posted May 20, 2016 by Tiffani @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Musical Pairings: The Problem With Forever by Jennifer ArmentroutThe Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published by Harlequin Teen on May 17th 2016
Genres: Adolescence, Family & Relationships, YA, Young Adult
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover
Source: Own
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Also by this author: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

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.

musical pairings

Have you ever read a book and thought “Damn this song would go so great with this story?” Well, we are going to do that for you.  When we find a book that completely grips our musical tastes we are going to share those songs with you.  Hope you enjoy, and find some great songs to add to your playlist.

“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it didn’t really exist.”

This book TORE ME UP. I adored it but it stressed me out far too much. Jennifer L. Armentrout never fails, and The Problem With Forever is no exception. “Mouse” a.k.a. Mallory Dodge is so fragile, but she grows exponentially in this novel. She blossoms and you never see it coming. Rider is such a heartthrob and the reader can’t help but fall in love with him. Both Mallory and Rider have been damaged emotionally from their past and they are able to use each other to get themselves “unstuck” and begin their lives. They both transform and are able to find themselves and discover the beauty of life. This story has very sensitive subject matter, and Jennifer spins it so beautifully. This book absolutely rivals any Nicholas Sparks movie you’ve ever seen.

Grab your tissues, and I recommend the Troye Sivan Pandora radio station; that’s what I used to create this playlist.

Happy reading! Let us know what you think in the comments.


Prologue/Chapters 1-2: Ed Sheeran-I See Fire

Chapters 3-5: Fall Out Boy-The Kids Aren’t Alright

Chapters 6-8: Bea Miller-Fire N Gold

Chapters 9-11: Secondhand Serenade-Vulnerable

Chapters 12-14: Silverstein-Call It Karma (acoustic)

Chapters 15-17: Lorde-White Teeth Teens

Chapters 18-21: Issues-Coma

Chapters 22-24: Boys Like Girls-Hero/Heroine

Chapters 25-27: Jonny Craig-So Many of Us Hide Our Black Hearts

Chapters 28-30: Strawberry Girls-Bird Technology Pt. II

Chapters 31-33: Shawn Mendes-Aftertaste

Chapters 34-36: Saosin-You’re Not Alone

Chapters 37-38/Epilogue: Alessia Cara-I’m Yours


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I love anime, Halloween, makeup, my cat Dexter, and strange music. Currently a Barnes & Noble barista.

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