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The Forever of Ella and Micha

The Forever of Ella and Micha - Jessica Sorensen A forever? Does a thing such exist?I am pleased to say that after having to wait for a very long time, they are still the Ella and Micha that I came to know and love. They still have challenges ahead of them, and coming to terms with the past and what they left behind, but most of all, they are still trying to figure out what they are and who they wanted to be. [b:The Secret of Ella and Micha|15717876|The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1)|Jessica Sorensen|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1365638597s/15717876.jpg|21388954] was a good start for the series. We get to really meet and dug deep on who these characters are and what made them the person they are today. It was a bit suggestive in innuendos (but who wouldn't want that?) and them acting a bunch of spoiled teenagers. There's nothing wrong with that, but I don't want them out of character and act beyond their ages as well.But in [b:The Forever of Ella and Micha|16055475|The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #2)|Jessica Sorensen|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1363575595s/16055475.jpg|21840842], you could really see the growth in the characters. They're not trying to act all mature and tough, but rather continue being the sensible and agreeable people that we want them to be. It's not as angst-y as the first one but I appreciate the change in pace (change meaning a more uprooted direction) this book turned out. Ella and Micha are still the people with a past that they can't seem to let go, with her self-loathing on the event that shattered not only herself but the people she holds dearly, and him damning the one that abandoned them. The change did not happen all of a sudden nor were they able to have a peace of mind at the end, however gradually they were able to cope, as well as understand, the terms of moving on (finally). What I love about this series is that I don't find myself hating a single character! Not even both our MC's. Yes, they are not perfect - they've mistakes every now and then -, and they act impulsively, but hey, even adults commit a more grave fault. I appreciate that Ella did not deny that she has problems and rather than running away from it but she faced it head on, like seeking professional help. And I was surprised the slight turn of event happened to Micha. I always thought he'll do great in his dream, but I didn't know it'll turn out differently. I guess this book ends with my having slight apprehension. I want to be there with them on what plans and journey the'd have to take, but like a mama hen, I'm proud to let them go. "...we can wait around, wasting years, hoping we’ll reach perfection in our lives. But it doesn’t exist. We’ll always have problems, but as long as we work through them together, I think we’ll be okay."P.S. Lila and Ethan, I have yet to know more about you so keep your story coming. ARC provided from the publisher through Netgalley. Quotes taken from this copy may or may not be on the final published copy. xx