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Always Forever Maybe

When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us.Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly theres a long list of things she wont tell her, things Jo wouldnt understand. Because Jo doesnt see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.Shes wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters....

Title : Always Forever Maybe
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ISBN : 9780062685285
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages
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Always Forever Maybe Reviews

  • Bee {Quite the Novel Idea}

    Quite The Novel Idea ~ Novel Ink

    Wow, okay so this was kind of intense. And it had a lot of themes that hit close to home for me. But honestly? I'm a bit underwhelmed because I didn't really connect to the characters like I hoped I would. I have no idea how to write a proper review for this and it's too early anyway since it doesn't come out until May, I will give you a list of things I thought and things you can expect.

    • The main character has the same nickname as me, which is Bee, so points fo
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  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    2 1/2 stars. This is a book that I have immensely mixed feelings on! I will say I did not hate it. It doesn’t perpetrate anything that actively made me want to 1) vomit and 2) throw the book away! [The bar for abuse books is currently underneath the floor.] Buuuuuuuut I also think this is of slightly low actual quality than both of the other abuse books I have despised recently. And the ending? The ending is a total mess.

    Let’s discuss.

    ✔The transition to abuse is done really well. There’s a very
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  • Colleen

    I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own.

    Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up to be one of those cute fluffy romances, but it ended up being a little bit darker than I expected it to be since it dealt with emotional and physical abuse. Betts still believes the best in Aiden because he keeps remin
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  • Alana • thebookishchick

    Thank you HarperTeen for providing an arc of this in exchange for an honest review!

    tw: emotional & physical abuse

    Wow, this was an intense heart-wrenching story about a tough issue that I wish was more addressed in YA contemporaries. Abuse. Whether it be physical or emotional abuse is abuse and something that no one ever deserves but unfortunately it happens more frequently than we ever could imagine. And while this is a very difficult topic to write about I feel that the author, Anica Mrose



    "but this guy - I felt like whatever he wanted me to be, I'd be it. No. Whatever he wanted me to be, that's what I already was."



    "I felt like I should apologize, but for what?"



    "I would love Aiden better, be more careful  not to hurt him, so he'd never again be pushed to hurt me in return. That much was the least I could do."





    You guys, these HURT to read and were equally as painful as the physical abuse parts. My heart broke for Betts that she always thought she did something wrong that would cause Aiden to lash out or become angry and distant from her.  When in reality she did absolutely nothing wrong.

    One thing that I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved is Betts' best friend Jo. She was open from the very beginning that she was not a fan of Aiden because of how possessive he became and how rude he was on the occasion of them meeting. At first Betts just thought Jo as overreacting and jealous, but as it turns out all of Jo's hunches were right. Once she realized the truth about Betts' relationship she held absolutely nothing back in terms of helping her best friend, she is the absolute best friend we all need. I'm not even kidding.



    "Seriously, try to see it from my perspective for a second. What if it were me? What if you saw someone I love smack me across the face and shake me like he wanted to kill me? Come on, picture it right now, and tell me what you would do."





    There is so much more to this story than all of the above that I've mentioned but I will not spoil anything! There is more to Aiden's abuse than mentioned above too, that was all just the type of the iceberg. There are many other characters woven into this story, which are diverse in terms of race and sexuality. Which is another large plus and something I enjoyed immensely.  There are also lots of other plot twists and a few feel good moments while reading this book too.

    All in all, while this was a difficult book to read due to the topic, I cannot stress how important of a book I think this is. I really, really hope that this book gets the spotlight it deserves, that young readers who are in relationship with qualities similar to this book can read this and notice some of the signs and get help, or that readers of this book who have a friend that may be in a relationship similar to this will speak up, reach out, or get help for their loved ones. It's never too late.

    P.S - If you or someone you know is in a relationship that you believe may be abusive but are unsure of what the signs are please check out this website, it is incredibly resourceful!

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  • Lauren

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    *ARC was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

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  • heather

    I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to.

    I really liked Betts and felt that she was really just trying to find herself and had a lot of self esteem issues when Aiden walked into her life. Their relationship in the beginning was kind of "story book" like and it was easy to see the
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  • Jeremy

    If you've read the "Anna, Banana" series or "The Teacher's Pet" already, you know that Anica's writing combines humor and thoughtful social commentary in stories that take you by wonderful surprise. Having seen the sweat and energy that she poured into writing this - her first YA title - I know it will be fantastic! I can't wait for the whole world to read it for yourselves. Also worth noting: she's a cool sister :)

  • Gillian French

    Always Forever Maybe is a winner from beginning to end: Rissi's prose is obviously the work of a polished, professional writer with a firm grasp of character, dialogue, and suspense building. As a reader, I love it when an author takes me in their capable hand and draws me through the story so smoothly that I'm hardly aware that I'm reading text, not living the story--and that's precisely the feel of ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE: total immersion.

    Betts is a likeable, funny protagonist, full of believable
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