Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Review Time! #15

No Such Thing As Forever by Ali Cronin

Real love. Real lives. The real thing . . .

Four girls, three boys, turning 18. Get set to follow their eventful final year at school.

Cass is Ms Monogamy. Ashley is a player. Donna is a party girl. But what about Sarah? Her friends tease her for being uptight, but she's waiting for The One. Now she's found him, but is he forever - or is Sarah just his summer fling?

Girl Heart Boy is the irresistible new romantic series for teenage readers. Immerse yourself in the stories and engage with the characters through our books, ebooks and online webisodes. Real love, real lives, real sex: Girl Heart Boy is the most thrilling must-read series. (Bio from

No such thing as forever is a new romantic/contemprary YA. I was dragged in on the first page and instantly connected to the main characters; Sarah is such a relatable character for many older teenagers with her relationships with friends, family and of course boys. As she struggles to make sense of her relationship with Joe it strains her relationships with friends and her family.

Throughout the book you see underlying relationships which you can see but Sarah can't which makes you feel for the other characters. The strain that one relationship has on her other relationships is something which many readers can relate to.

This book is more relatable to teenagers 16-20 as much of what is explored and addressed in the books is what teenagers go through. This and the relatable characters of Sarah, Donna, Cass and Ashley drag you into the book and don't let you until your left wanting more.  This group of friends has everything a player, a party girl, a loyal girlfriend and Sarah, the girl who falls in love on a holiday romance and trys to make it work back in Brighton.

The characterisation of the characters make you feel for them and understand what they are going through. With the relatable characters you know what they are going through and what they want to do but don't.

This is the first book in the Girl Heart Boy series by Ali Cronin and I honestly cannot wait for book two!

Rate: 4.5/5

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