When I finished Kite Runner it was time for a book swap. Usually, the options at hostels are in different languages or ancient, but one book caught my eye during my stay at the YHA on the Rocks when I returned from New Zealand. They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but that was exactly what I did because this cover was so pretty and the options were sparse. The lucky book was the Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout.
Maybe I’ve been living under a rock…or more likely just out of the teen fiction world, but admittedly I hadn’t heard of Jennifer Armentrout. I brought the book with me to the pool and the friend I was with was so excited seeing the author’s name (and yes I did pass along the book to her when I finished).
This book touched upon important topics, such as the foster care system in the US, abuse, love, friendship, and personal growth. It was incredibly deep and touching. Normally, a book I wouldn’t read, but I’m glad that I did. Armentrout did a sensational job describing the main character’s psyche and struggles that you easily empathized with her.
It was an easy read, but with the sensitive topics not necessarily a light read. Anybody can easily read this book to change their perspectives and see into a world that exists in the background of daily life. I see a big benefit in high schoolers reading this to understand that their classmates are going through more than they can imagine and everyone has a story. It’s a deeply touching eye opening book that recommend to anyone.