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?
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
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PRAISE FOR SUSANE COLASANTI:
“Like Sarah Dessen, Colasanti knows how teens operate.”—Kirkus on When it Happens
“Colasanti ably captures the teenage voice.”—VOYA on Take Me There
“Colasanti presents an authentic picture of how complicated it is to be a teenager, especially one in love.”—Publishers Weekly on Waiting for You
“A romantic page-turner.”—Booklist on Something Like Fate
“A bouncy, captivating example of the teenage romantic comedy.”—Booklist on So Much Closer
“Emotionally satisfying from beginning to end.”—Kirkus on Keep Holding On
“Grab your blankets and sunscreen now: This is an ideal summer beach book.”—Kirkus on All I Need
"For fans of the author, Elizabeth Eulberg, and Sarah Dessen." —School Library Journal on Now and Forever
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of the best books ever. You have to read it!
Even before he started to blow up, Sterling could not believe that Ethan picked her to ask out. Even before he hit a million followers, before his single started airing on the radio, before the concerts and the sold out tour destinations, Sterling knew she was so incredibly lucky to have Ethan Cross as her boyfriend. Ethan and Sterling click in a way Sterling didn't think possible. As much as she loves performing culinary experiments and correcting egregious grammatical errors in signs, Sterling loves spending time with Ethan more. As great as hanging out with her friends is, hanging out with Ethan is better. Then Ethan's music starts getting noticed and suddenly Ethan is a hot commodity thrown head-first in the world of fame and celebrity. Sterling, much to her initial dismay, is thrown in right beside him. Ethan is getting compared to Michael Jackson and getting more famous by the second. Meanwhile Sterling finds herself appearing next to Ethan in countless tabloid photos, traveling around the country to catch his sold out shows, and even garnering a small following of her own. Between her hot boyfriend, the sudden fame, and the free couture, Sterling should be living the dream. The only problem is Sterling is no longer sure whose dream it is in Now and Forever (2014) by Susane Colasanti. Now and Forever is a bit like an exclusive trip behind the velvet rope; a look at exactly what being famous might mean. Unfortunately, unlike other titles in a similar ilk, this book fails to offer a nuanced picture instead focusing on the glitz and glamor. While Ethan does change as he gains fame throughout the story, the implications of that change or what caused it (privilege, growing up, celebrity in general) are never discussed anymore than Sterling's own relationship with her fame by association. While this is a sweet romance, a lot of the story is spent on a bad relationship. Although this focus on the bad makes the second romance that much sweeter, it simultaneously raises questions about why the novel's plot focuses where it does for so long. Like all of Colasanti's heroines, Sterling is adorably romantic. While her absorption in Ethan's world and identity are troubling, it is an issue that's addressed before the story ends. Now and Forever is a must read for any readers who are super into the latest boy band or music in general. Bonus points for anyone who is a celebrity news junkie. Possible Pairings: Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg, Where She Went by Gayle Forman, Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham, To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoy, Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
1) I am so glad that you are here...It helps me realize how beautiful my world is. 2) Don't frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile. 3) Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me? 4) So dear I love him that with him, all deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life. 5) Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 6) You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. 7) If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you made me smile, I would have the whole night sky in the palm of my hand. 8) Love is friendship set on fire. 9) I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. 10) In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. 11) Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. 12) You're nothing short of my everything. &hearts Hope you enjoyed these.
This is susans most expensive book, out of all of her books. Did you know that? Well now you do. And i recemend her book keep holding on. That one is good. Thanks for reading. -bookworm14
Everybody needd to read it!!!
I wouldn't say it was my favorite book in the world but it was good.