Now And Forever by Susane Colasanti
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Viking Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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?
My Thoughts: Yep Yep, Colasanti is one of my all time favorite authors. I just devour her books when I start them.
We are introduced to Ethan and Sterling. Perfect couple. Sterling wants to go to college eventually while Ethan just wants to play music. So when he gets a record deal, his goals and dreams sour. Sterling tries her best standing by him and she’s a good girlfriend. I didn’t like how she started treating some of her friends though there for a while. I could see a bit of a change in her. I also liked all the other characters. Like, the guy friend she meets on Ethan’s tour and her best friend who's a girl. I liked Ethan enough but I never felt much for him.
I really liked Now And Forever but I just felt like it was too focused on Ethan’s music career. I know that is the point, but I just didn’t love that angle really.
I liked this one, I did but I felt like it was probably one of the least favorites of Colasanti of mine. Just wasn’t as drawn into the story-line I think.
Overall: I generally liked all the characters and how things went down. I kind of saw the Ethan situation coming from a mile away so I wasn’t really surprised when that happened. I wish I had been, but I just wasn’t.
I can’t wait to see what Colasanti writes next and I still have a few more of hers to read to get caught up.
Cover: Love it! These books always have such cute and realistic covers. I’m always drawn into the book by those amazing colorful covers! Love this one!
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