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Always Forever Maybe

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Always Forever Maybe

ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE caught my attention from the very first moment I read the summary --- a book about an intense romance is something that I'm super interested in. I'm glad I decided to pick up this book, because I flew through it and couldn't put it down, because the situations in the story kept escalating and I kept wanting to know what would happen next.

I enjoyed reading ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE. Like I said, this story gripped me right away and I found myself flying through it --- it's less than 250 pages long, which means it's the perfect summer read for me because I got to breeze through it. There were so many things in this book that I enjoyed --- especially Bee's friendship with her best friend, Jo, which I will get to a little bit later. It was also really interesting (and shocking) to see how quickly Bee's relationship spiraled and how Aidan became bad news after being perfect and amazing in her eyes for so long.

"[ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE] is an important story and a cautionary tale....If you're looking for an intense and gripping, yet also brief and easy read, this is the book for you!"

While I was reading the book, I kept coming across so many warning signals for an abusive relationship, and I wish I could've jumped into the story and pointed them out to Bee earlier on so she could've left Aidan when she had the chance, before everything spiraled out of control. But this book also managed to give me a deeper look at how victims of abuse process and justify the things that happen to them, in ways that I've never experienced and do not understand. So it was really eye-opening on that front.

My favorite character in this story was definitely Jo. She was sassy and funny, and she was also super loyal to Bee, even when Bee wasn't being a really great friend to her. She reminded me a lot of my own best friends, who are always there for me, and the way she laughed and joked with Bee, they had their inside jokes and special moments (and even when she pushed back about Aidan) were all reasons that I loved her so much. I wish she could've been my own best friend!

Overall, I enjoyed reading ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE. I feel like it's an important story and a cautionary tale of how quickly and sneakily relationships can go wrong and how what was once a great love can quickly turn into a terrible situation. If you're looking for an intense and gripping, yet also brief and easy read, this is the book for you!

Reviewed by Jessica Cozzi on June 28, 2018

Always Forever Maybe
by Anica Mrose Rissi