Now & Forever

Author:  Susane Colasanti           
Publisher:  Viking Juvenile
Genre:Contemporary Young Adult        now




Goodreads:  What if your boyfriend was the world’s biggest rockstar?

Sterling is crazy in love with Ethan. Not only is he the sweetest boy she’s ever met, but he’s an incredibly talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter. And since forever, he’s believed he has what it takes to be a star.

When Ethan becomes an overnight sensation, he’s thrown head-first into the glam world of celebrity-and so is Sterling. Before she knows it, she’s attending red-carpet premieres, getting free designer clothes, and flying around the country to attend Ethan’s monumental sold-out concerts.

It’s a dream come true…but whose dream is Sterling living? And what do you do when “forever” comes to an end? 

Ope’s Opinion:  This book started out as a very simple young love story.  But I saw the characters grow apart and grow up at the same time.  It felt like an empowerment for girls book.  

It was great to see Sterling find out she needed to figure out what she wanted out of life before she shared her life with someone else.  I thought there was a lot of subtle advise to young women in this book –  the young girls need to find guys who adore them, not twist their lives around a boy.

One thing that was missing for me in this book was a positive adult role model.  Sterlings Gram was the only adult I read about that was available.

I have two granddaughters – I would want them to read this book and hopefully see that loosing yourself in a boy is not a great idea.  Hearing advice in a story is sometimes easier to absorb.

Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.                    de9fc-4chairs