Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno.
Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl.
With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?
I read Forever Mine last September. I am just now getting to the review. I was worried that I would forget or need to reread the book in order to review it. I am happy to say that this was not the case. This was my first ‘mature young adult’ books. I didn’t really know what to expect going into a book with that label. I was worried that it would glorify sex and a young age and make it acceptable in this day and age. I mean, let’s face it, teen sex happens. Sixteen and Pregnant is an example of that glaring fact.
However, this story handled the mature issue so well!
I was left with feeling heavily for all these characters even though I was well out of the range of high school. I graduated over twelve years ago, yet, here I was totally relating to Sarah, the main character. Her fears, her needs, her tension, and her hang ups—which I have come to realize that teenagers tend to have the same sort of hang ups no matter who they were. Angel would get on my nerves to the point I wanted to beat him up in the school quad at noon! Then again, so many high school guys have this same, ‘Girls and boys aren’t just friends’, it mostly stems from the fact that they can’t be friends with girls these particular guys. Then they met a girl, like Sarah that they can pretty much be both with. I loved this story, despite some of the clichés that were dabbed in for effect. Let’s face it, Reyes gets teenagers spot on.
I highly recommend Forever Mine to lovers of young adult romance!