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For Always

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  480 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
You never really get over your first love. Such is the case for fourteen-year-old Stephanie Barrano, self-proclaimed misfit and death magnet. A freshman in high school, Stephanie is befriended by Jordan Brewer, a hot, in-demand senior, who pulls her from the outer circle of obscurity into the realm of acceptance. Jordan quickly works his way into Stephanie’s heart. He’s he ...more
ebook, 280 pages
Published October 27th 2011 (first published June 27th 2011)
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Oct 27, 2011 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Vampires, werewolves, faeries, and all the paranormal creatures you can think of have been taking over the Young Adult shelves. No matter what library or bookstore you step into, you are bound to find tons of them. It's time to take a break, and curl up with an outstanding contemporary YA novel. For Always is just perfect for that. The emotion and page turning plot, will have you falling in love with story and characters.

The main character, Stephanie, doesn't feel like she's wanted or fits in.
Jun 18, 2012 Jessirae rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t expecting to be pulled into Stephanie’s life so easily and I certainly wasn’t expecting to be affected by everything that happened to her. Most of all, I wasn’t expecting to be moved by Stephanie and Jordan’s story. Not only did Danielle Sibarium impress me, but she captivated me with her beautiful writing. She wrote Stephanie’s story with so much depth and passion, I felt it deep down inside me through her writing alone. Each page and each part of For Always stayed with me and kept me ...more
Alise  (Readers in Wonderland)
Oct 13, 2012 Alise (Readers in Wonderland) rated it really liked it
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ARC copy generously provided by author in exchange for honest review.

This is somewhat of a hard review to write because my feelings about the novel changed throughout the storyline, the end being very strong and emotional.

The book begins with Stephanie Barrano in her freshman year. She meets Jordan, a senior, and she falls hard quickly. The problem I had with this is the age difference. In my experience, a senior boy would not take a second look at a
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Mar 30, 2012 Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

For Always took me under ten hours to read. I picked it up, and couldn't make myself put it down. The romance between Stephanie and Jordan isn't something that develops easily. Over the years, they see other people, they fight with each other, push each other away, and save each other. I really enjoyed the fact that the story took place over a few years so you could see how the characters grew up and matured. It's not always flowers and butterflies for the cha
Forever YA Fiction
Jun 11, 2012 Forever YA Fiction rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Wow! What an amazing, sad, and beautiful story. We loved that this book took place over a four-year period. It was nice to see the characters grow throughout the book, while still holding on to their inner insecurities that come along with being a teenager. Stephanie broke our hearts, and made us remember what it was like to be a teenager. Now as amazing as this book is it did frustrate us many times, but in a good way. One minute you want to yell at Stephanie and Jordan and the next you want to ...more
May 12, 2012 Erica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark and gritty, Danielle Sibarium has delivered a darker YA contemporary that is one enjoyable read. With an enticing plot and good cast of characters, For Always is one book you don't want to miss.

There isn't enough good dark contemporary out there, so For Always was such a treat in that way. The beginning of the book felt a bit off to me, and I wasn't sure what I was going to think. Shortly after this, I was just loving the story and didn't want it to end.

The characters were so great! I reall
Nov 04, 2011 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I was sucked in from the very first chapter. You can feel the love Stephanie has for Jordan in every word.

Stephanie thinks she causes death where ever she goes. So she makes it a point to not get close to anyone. Except Maria, her best friend. When upperclassman Jordan starts to notice her, she doesn't believe it, but it makes her days in high school so much better.

Stephanie knows Jordan is the one for her, but he has a problem with their age difference. So she vows to her sel
Feb 02, 2015 Brigitte rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feb-15
This is not the first book I have read from this author and I am always amazed at the way she brings out the emotions in her characters.

Stephanie is a fourteen year old student who calls herself a "death magnet". She doesn't have much self confidence and lives in the shadow of her best friend Maria.

Jordan is a senior who is the dream guy to most of the other girls. Despite the fact that there is quite an age gap between them, Stephanie has a crush on him and they become good friends.

What I li
The BookWhisperer
Jul 26, 2012 The BookWhisperer rated it liked it
This was a really hard one to review! I really liked the characters, and the longevity of the romance building between Jordan and Stephanie. This was a young adult novel, and it was a glimpse of pure young love. Romance readers will melt with the growing bond between these two main characters. As a story this was as far as my raving could go. As much as I wanted to love this story it just seemed to be lacking the power and intensity that seemed to be simmering under the surface. The constant tug ...more
Lori Loves Reading
Dec 22, 2011 Lori Loves Reading rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2011
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Jul 15, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: indie-author
3.5 Stars!

Thank you to author, Danielle Sibarium for this e-book! This is a nicely written contemporary albeit a little darker and heavier on the teen angst and depression than your traditional YA read. Stephanie's story sucked me right in but hers is not an easy one and I was left feeling emotionally drained. Despite all she's been through, she showed courage and a willingness to make the most of her life even after she felt as though she'd hit rock bottom. (Refusing to give up is rarely a bad
Stephanie Parent
Nov 08, 2012 Stephanie Parent rated it really liked it
For Always might be the only book I’ve ever read with a main character who shares my name—I’ve racked my brain and can’t think of any others—and it was downright eerie how much I could identify with this novel’s Stephanie, right from the very first chapter. Like Stephanie in For Always, I experienced an unusual number of family deaths at a young age, and while I didn’t consciously blame myself the way Stephanie did, it definitely had a huge impact on me. So I could definitely identify with Steph ...more
Trisha • Devoured Words
Apr 28, 2012 Trisha • Devoured Words rated it it was amazing
Let me first say that is book is AMAZING, FABULOUS, STUPENDOUS and all the spectacular words in the English dictionary that can describe this book. To be honest I don't think all those words combined can describe how wonderful this book is. I abso-freaking-lutely of loved this book. A warning to anyone reading this book, KEEP A BOX OF KLEENEX near by because you are going to cry. I find it hard for books to make me cry and when I do its a because this book is just BEAUTIFUL. Sometimes things jus ...more
Sep 18, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing book it is the first book ive ever read on my kindle fire it kind of reminded me of one of my favorite books call Heart on a Chain by Cindy Bennett.
Basically this book is about a girl named Stephanie who falls in love with a boy that is 4 years older than her named Jordan.
Jordan loves Stephanie but claims he cant be with her because of their age difference, the beginning if the story is being told when Stephanie is a freshman in high school and Jordan is a senior. Then the s
Way to pull on the heart strings! Unless it is that time of the month I am not much of a cryer... well until I read this book. I dunno why but it got to me.

This book reminded me of the movie "A lot like love" they keep finding each other at moments in their lives but it never really happens.

Then out of nowhere "that" happened and Jordan is struggling to deal. Oh, my heart was broken for both of them. Then everything they do to each other made me scream "stop it you two, just stop". I was nervou
Karen Riley
Aug 22, 2012 Karen Riley rated it it was amazing
Although I was nothing like Stephanie in high school, I could relate to her and I was drawn into the story from the first page. I liked the story being told from the first person perspective. Her best friend, Maria, reminded me of a lot of kids I knew back in HS and the characterization in this book is well done. The tension and romantic angst is handled well and the book is definitely a page turner. Reading this book brought back memories of stories like this that I devoured growing up - before ...more
Jan 17, 2012 Angie rated it it was amazing
Great book. i loved reading it but got frusrtated with Step and Jordan. They were so scared to admit to each other how much they loved each other. The book follows them Stephanie through hard times and Jordan always coming to the rescue. Their friendship is sweet and easy. Hard times come to their friendship and they argue constantly putting a strain on each other. i love following their story and reading about their ups and downs. Great book i definetly recommend reading it...
Karen Boyce
Jan 31, 2012 Karen Boyce rated it it was amazing
This author is amazingly talented and I believe that she has found her genre. She has such a deep understanding of young love and the emotions and fears that plague the teens who venture to give their hearts. This story is so touching that it brought back memories of my own teenage romances. I highly recommend this book and look forward to future works by this author. Karen Kelly Boyce, author of Down Right Good
May 04, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing
I REALLY enjoyed this book and i highly recommend it:) I read through it in two days...i couldnt put it down! I got really go into it and fell for the story. I just couldnt wait to find out what happend next and how the story would play out. Thanks for writting a great novel Danielle.
Melanie D'angelo
Mar 13, 2013 Melanie D'angelo rated it really liked it
What a tortured love story! I was completely sucked in. I have read all of Danielle Sibarium's books and I adore her YA! She has a way of making you feel what her characters feel. I was frustrated, angry, sad, and happy along with Stephanie!
Great book.
Laura's Book Addiction
Jan 06, 2012 Laura's Book Addiction rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
For Always was a awesome read that had me hook from page one. Danielle Sibarium writing style is beautiful and I can't wait to read more from her. I loved Stephine from the start but I will confess it took me a while to love Jordan.
Aug 14, 2012 Kristy rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in 1 day. I enjoyed the young love story and the twists and turns kept me turning the pages. A good book for my summer vacation.
Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress)
Just wow. I'm on a contemporary kick right now, which is fine by me. I had kind of gotten burnt out on high concept, paranormal, and/or series type books and just wanted to read some satisfying, one-book stories. And I've found some really great ones lately, including this one.

This was a touching, serious story that is about characters that meet with true-to-life situations. What girl hasn't had a serious crush on an older guy and loved him from afar. Who can't relate to that? You just had to l
Jan 11, 2012 Morgan rated it liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, 3-stars

For Always by Danielle Sibaruim was a good young adult romance novel. Some of content in this novel pertains to drinking, drugs, and sex; therefore, I recommend this novel to “mature” young adults.

For Always is Stephanie and Jordan’s love story. Their story isn’t a fluffy fairytale. It’s a sweet story filled with hope, happiness and love, but it’s also an emotional story full of guilt, loss, and heartache.

This sto
Chapter by Chapter
Apr 20, 2013 Chapter by Chapter rated it liked it
When I first saw the title of author Danielle Sibarium’s, For Always I had a feeling I would be reading something teen fiction meets young love. I was spot on. I have to admit that I don’t read much teen fiction and am not all that used to reading it, however it was quite the adventure to get out of my comfort zone and delve into the life of main character Stephanie Barrano.

For Always starts off with a fourteen year old (death trap named) Stephanie who has just entered high school. Awkward and t
Tiffany Holme
Aug 25, 2013 Tiffany Holme rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, from-author
Sometimes the heart wants what it wants and there is no denying it. For Always threw me seriously for a loop. I was prepared for Sibarium's beautiful writing and a story that was going to pull at my heart but what I wasn't prepared for was the sheer force and power behind the story. In a book world that so often has insta love without the back up this read put up a fight and knocked it opponents right off of their feet. With a story that is undeniable heart pulling and a darkness that holds bea ...more
Brianna Lee
Nov 23, 2012 Brianna Lee rated it really liked it
I was happy to curl up with this book. I always enjoy YA novels, and “For Always” was no exception. I enjoyed that it wasn’t a happy-go-lucky teen scene book; I liked that I felt raw emotion. I am going to give “For Always” 4 STARS and I would definitely read more from author Danielle Sibarium. I would recommend this book to people who like to read Young Adult novels and to anyone who likes to read fiction that deals with real life issues. Though, due to some of the scenes and concepts of this b ...more
Oct 19, 2012 Me-an rated it really liked it

I never thought reading this while Christina Perri sings in the background would turn into one major sobfest.

Jordan and Stephanie's relationship somehow reminds me of that of Phillip and Jadyn's in That Boy in the way both boys look after the girls. But, even though Jordan and Stephanie did not start as childhood friends and only met during high school, their relationship still runs deep in a way which helps both of them relate with each other.

I love the way Jordan loved Stephanie dur
Wow.. Talk about a surprise. This book wasnt anything like I expected, I bought it thinking I was going to get just a run of the mill book.. That was SO not the case. This book was surprisingly deep. and i do mean deep. Not my cuppa but it was a change and I literally put my kindle down twice and read it in a couple of hours. I was glued to the screen. Personally I really liked the heroine. At least for the first half of the book. The second half of the book she had a total personality transplan ...more
Mar 30, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
This was an amazing book it is the first book ive ever read on my kindle fire it kind of reminded me of one of my favorite books call Heart on a Chain by Cindy Bennett.
Basically this book is about a girl named Stephanie who falls in love with a boy that is 4 years older than her named Jordan.
Jordan loves Stephanie but claims he cant be with because of their age difference, the beginning if the story is being told when Stephanie is a freshman in high school and Jordan is a senior. Then the secon
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