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Forever ME

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Forever Me is considered YA and NA.

Inspired by True Events

Hannah Richards isn't your typical 16 year-old at Wichita Falls High. Fashions, trends, cosmetics and style are unimportant to her. An avid reader, guitar player, classic movie and television buff, Hannah marches to the beat of her own drum. Visible only to her Father the town Sheriff, and her two best friends. Han
Paperback, 490 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by GothicTwist Publishing (first published October 10th 2012)
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Rachel R. (My Book Empire)
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Review and Author Interview @ Say It With Books blog

When I first signed up for an ARR copy of Forever Me, I was like...


And you know what, it really is! It's a highly recommended read for teenagers out there who think that popularity, money, fame and power are the things you need in order for you to survive high school.

As what you can see from the blurb, there's this popular group of girls in Wichita Falls High called the "Stilettos" and they consist of Shelby Farr
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
This review and more at Sab The Book Eater

I have mixed emotions about this book. I enjoyed this book a great deal because of the thought and wit put into the dialogues but I wasn't able to grasp a few parts in the book.


The first thing I noticed when I started was how it was written. It was written in the 3rd person point of view but I felt like I was watching a TV show/movie. Which sort of makes sense (in my mind) because it was originally a screenplay idea. (I read the acknowledgments, I
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thomas Amo's Forever Me caught me from the beginning. The characters are well rounded and Extremely likeable! It is addictive and exciting and so much more.

Bullying is an epidemic, spreading insidiously across the world. I know this. You know this. If you've ever been bullied or known someone who has you NEED to read this book. Or you are a teenager or young adult you NEED to read this book. If you are the parent or grandparent you NEED to read this book.

Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms) by: Thomas Amo
E-book provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

So... when I read the blurb I thought: "Sounds interesting... somewhat like Mean Girls (a movie that I do not tire of watching, why? Probably because of Tina Fey), maybe I should give it a try"

Give it a try was all that I needed, because from the prologue, I could already tell I would love it.

This story is about Hannah, but it isn't at the same time. It revolves around a myriad of characters that live in Wichita Falls. It explores the
Remember high school? Forever Me by Thomas Amo will take you back to those days, not the bright glittery side, but the day to day drama that often went on. Hannah Richards isn't your typical 16 year-old high school girl, she is an independent thinking, strong-willed teen who also happens to be the daughter of the town sheriff. Hanna also isn’t part of the “in” crowd with their stereotypical snobbishness, glitz, glamor and daddy’s money. Pretty much, she is a ‘nobody’ at school, just like 99% of ...more
Jasmine Villanova
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Beneath the Moon and Stars review

This book would make the most amazing movie. It focuses on some real every day problems in nowadays teenage world. I think this is one of those books people just need to read. I took so much from it. I have no doubt others will too. It was a super great read.

Hannah was a great main character. I really liked her. It was easy to relate to her. I loved how she really made an impact on the world around her. I loved how strong she was. I loved that she could accept a
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When I was contacted by the author to review "Forever Me" I was excited, I love reading teen books about the pressures of popularity and glamour. "Forever Me" is a book I highly recommend. It was well written with a great message to the teen audience. It isn't often that a book will bring tears to my eyes but Thomas Amo did a fabulous job capturing the character's emotions.

Hannah is the Sheriff's daughter and a very normal, down to earth kind of girl. She is an Eastie, meaning she isn't from the
Nanette Bradford
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Forever Me by Thomas Amo

Reviewed by Nanette Bradford
YATR Review Panel

Date read: 7 November 2012

First off I want to say that I was pleasantly surprised on how much I loved this book. I don’t typically read books by male authors. Not that I am biased I’ve just

had so many bad experiences where they just don’t get a girls perspective and the book was hard to grasp. This book however is so wonderful. Not only

did Thomas get the girls point of view to a “T” he also made these girls strong and I fo
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
One thing I have learned about Thomas Amo is that he takes things to extremes. In Let’s Get Lade he took slap-stick humor and just plain silliness to the extreme. In An Apple for Zoe he took a murder investigation to such an paranormal extreme that I’m still reeling from the outcome (and not so patiently waiting for the next installment of The Forsaken series.) For those reasons, the extreme twists, turns, betrayal and life changing events that the characters experienced in Forever Me shouldn’t ...more
Trish at Between My Lines
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews-done
Also posted on my blog http://betweenthelinesisanendlessstor...

True rating 3.5 stars. I had problems rating this but decided it was fairer to round up to 4 stars rather than down to 3, it's a better reflection on what I thought about Forever Me. Mostly because it contains such an important message for teenagers and everyone really about how to "Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal the sting."

Hannah is your normal, everyday teenager with her head well sc
Super Book
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Girls are mean. Vicious even. Far worse than boys. We females all know it. Your friends aren't friends and your enemies are cruel. This is why when I was in high school I hung out with mostly boys and even that gets you labeled. What I don't understand is how a MAN was able to write a book about the torturous life of a teenage girl living the delicate balance between her heart and her mind while enduring the social politics of girl world. But, to my surprise, that's exactly what the author did.

Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, must-read
Have you ever read a book that was so amazing that you felt like you needed to tell other people about it as soon as you are done with reading it? If not then you need to read this book. Then you will understand
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow. Not what I was expecting. It took a while to get through but the large cast of characters and the changes they went through made it very fun to read about. Mean girls meets Veronica Mars set on Texas.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arr
I received an ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This review can be found at Life of a YA Girl

This is a bit long, sorry!
I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical about reading this given that it was about a teenage girl but was written from a male. There's first loves, family drama, friend drama, teenage angst and frustration, and trying to figure oneself out. Would Mr. Amo really be able to accurately portray what being a 16 year old girl was like? The answer is YES. He did a
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it

I signed up for an ARR copy of this book and the author, Thomas Amo, sent me a copy.

I didn't know much about the book before receiving it, because I do enjoy being surprised and boy was I surprised!!!!

This book talks about the rivalry that is so common in high schools between popular and unpopular students, which in this case focused more on where you had the fortune or hazard of living:

"The only segregation that seemed prevalent at Wichita High was the one between the Clubbers and the Easties.
For more of my reviews visit my blog: Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

When I first saw this book, I knew I'm going to enjoy it. I'm currently obsessed with YA contemporary romance book and I am always happy to read a high school drama book, since I'm a high school student myself. I was very excited to read this book and I wasn't disappointed!

I'll start by saying that as a teenager, I could relate to everything that happened in the book. Cliques exist in real life. Every school, everywhere in the world
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’ve had a great streak so far with books. I don’t think I’ve picked up a book I haven’t liked lately. I just had the privilege of reading Mr. Thomas Amos’ new YA novel Forever ME, and it was to say the least amazing. It definitely puts some things in perspective, and it is one that EVERY girl needs to read no matter how old they are.
I love how the book is set in Texas. Being a Texas girl myself I love reading stories that take place in my own backyard. I haven’t been out of high school very lon
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really found this book to be not only wonderful, but it also contains a powerful message for all of us. The story goes way beyond two kids from opposite sides of town falling in love and creates a great story with twists and turns that made it impossible to put the book down.
Hannah is the sweet teenage daughter of the town sheriff, whose mom had passed away a few years earlier. Other than missing her mom, life is pretty good for Hannah.
Jean Booth
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book, and I'm not a big fan of YA. It was so much more than the drama of teens in high school and how they're bullied and the struggles they face. There were many times while reading this that I thought, "wow. I felt just like that back in the day, or wow, I hear the kids in the psych hospital complaining of these same issues all the time." Bullying is no joke and it's not just by other kids that teens get bullied by. Kids feel helpless, hopeless and frustrated with their lives. High ...more
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review.

This book was written for the age range of 14+. I needed to remind myself of that a couple of times

Overall, I really did enjoy this book with a couple of exceptions. I liked Hannah and most of the characters. The beginning was a bit odd. To me, it read a bit like an adult trying to get the virginity point, waiting till marriage, being your own person message out there. It also seems like he said something about being respectful of your parents too. Wel
Apr 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
*I recieved this from the author, for an honest review. In no way did it influence my rating.*

Forever me starts of like a teenage highschool drama, with it's own clique of mean girls. I can guarantee though, this story is more! It's an inspiring read with a message ever girl should listen too. Makeup doesn't matter. What's on the outside doesn't matter. It's what's on the inside that holds your true beauty.

I really liked Hannah too, our main character. She wasn't perfect. She made mistakes and s
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
YA fiction; The characters weren’t my favorite, but they did have great voices. I just didn’t connect with them (probably younger people would). Setting—a Texas high school that has two groups—the Clubbers (the rich who live in country club) and the Easties (those on the other side of the tracks). This story deals with friends (fights and new friendships between unlikely kids from both sides), hierarchy in the high school, popularity and revenge. The writing was great, the story held my interest ...more
A good book for young adults teaching them to be theirselves and love their own. It also teaches us to not judge a person by their looks and by the way they dress. Respect,discipline,friendship,truthfulness,obedience, and honesty are also some of the points being taught in the book. A little chaotic,dramatic, and heavy on the last part but that became the highlight. Nice read.
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I was given a free copy in return for an honest review. This book was a fun read and just when i thought i had it all figured out i was thrown by a super crazy twist!! Towards the end I thought it was kind of dragging but then the twist came and it pulled me back in and blew my mind. Good read, Great ending!
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it
"We all say and do things we regret, but it’s never too late to change, apologize and become a better person"

Page turner. I seriously didn't expect to get swept away.

Thank you so much Mr. Thomas Amo for giving me the opportunity to read this.
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it

Amazing ending. Dragged a little. Shocking. Fantastic characters. Memorable.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is such a wonderful book. I don't know why but I think this book would make a great film ...more
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I was asked by the author to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Forever Me by Thomas Amo stars Hannah, a girl who is "unpopular," but doesn't seem to care that she is. The Stilletos, a band of mean girls, rule the school with an iron fist. One of the girls gets in a fist fight with one of Hannah's friends, and suddenly, the dynamics in the school turn upside down. At the same time, Dylan, the arm candy boyfriend of the head Stiletto, Shelby, has apparently realized she has a lima be
Feb 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
The author doesn't know teenage girls well enough to write about them. The characters are so exaggerated that it feels like he is making fun of them. ...more
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Terribly cliched. Too much drama, not enough grit and emotion. Almost too much like 'Mean Girls' meets 'Shes All That'.

Not my cup of tea.
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Thomas Amo has been writing since he was a boy. His dream was always to write for the movies, television, theatre. In the late 1990's he began a career as a full time theatrical producer and while running his own theatre company began writing plays for the stage. In 2000 his first novel was published. It would be another decade before he published again. In August of 2012 he finished epic YA novel ...more

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