I Liked It!
Finally we get the conclusion of Amanda and Jordan’s story! After the the ending of More than Friends I needed to see how these two would end up, I was left wanting more of Amanda and Jordan and was left frustrated with how their story ended. Forever was a perfect ending for these two, but not without more angst and drama for these two to go through!
These two characters are definitely frustrating at times, and a few times I forgot that they are teenagers, so you have to forgive them for their idiotic ways of thinking. Both of them are immature at times and do some stupid things on their way back to each other, but throughout the book you know they both only want to be with each other, it just takes a lot for them to figure it out.
Amanda only wants Jordan to be open and honest with her, and she wants to believe in the good of him, where Jordan doesn’t want to let the darkness of his life in to Amanda’s life. He doesn’t realize that pushing that part of his life away from her ends up hurting her and hurting their relationship. Watching these two navigate their relationship and their way back to each other was awkward and endearing all at the same time. It was funny to see the high school drama as well with the rumors and how everything is taken out of context with everything that these two do, but I loved how protective Jordan is of Amanda.
I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say you will love Jordan, hate him, and love him all over again! Same with Amanda.. you will want to strangle both of these characters and then pull them in and give them a hug. This book had me all over the place with my emotions with these characters. I wanted to love them then hate them, then scream at them, then yell at them, then I wanted to be happy for them, but then in the end I was just left happy!
This was a sweet book, and I really enjoyed watching these two make their way back to each other. I also enjoyed getting to see some more redemption for Emily and seeing how things are going for Olivia “Livvy” as well. I am still not a fan of hers, but I’m glad to see how things are ending up for her as well. I’m not sure if this is the end of this series or not, but I really enjoyed getting to know these characters and I really enjoyed how beautiful of a job Monica Murphy did of writing a YA book that didn’t gloss over some serious issues and really got into the mind of teenagers and made you feel as if you were right there in high school with them.
If you’re looking for a drama filled and angst filled book/series that’s more YA, definitely pick up the Friends Series today! I definitely enjoyed this series by Monica Murphy and hope to see more books with other characters in the future!