Saturday, April 27, 2013

Forever Changed

 Kassandra Cole has it all—a stable home with great parents, popularity and all the friends she could ever need. She is used to a lifestyle where everything comes easy to her, from good grades to being captain of the cheerleading squad.

Her entire world is shaken to the core when a fatal accident takes her father, causing Kassandra to re-examine the course her life was on. The actions of one individual forever changes her life, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her broken family. Kassandra begins to question everything she once cherished and the people she disappointed along the way.

Maddon Johnson’s life is as different from Kassandra’s as night and day. Abandoned by his mother at a young age, he is left to deal with his abusive, alcoholic father on his own. He has one goal, lay low and get the heck out of dodge as soon as he is legally old enough.

Everything changes when his father’s tragic actions send Maddon crashing into Kassandra’s world. Suddenly, getting away is the last thing he wants as he discovers it is possible to believe in love after all.

Tiffany King has yet again left me breathless. I thought Wishing For Someday Soon was a tear jerk-er, Forever Changed had me in tear in the first couple of pages. I loved how Tiffany allowed Maddon's POV come into play, it made me love him even more than I already did. I mean how could you not love him? Feeling guilty about his father who caused so much pain to her family, but still managing to watch and stick up for a her when they have never met, speaks volumes to me. Sometimes fate has a mysterious and sometimes horrific way to bring two people together, Kassandra and Maddon are prime examples of that. I also loved how Tiffany named the book after Maddon's band; it just fit perfectly and can totally picture the entire scenario playing out.

High School, everyone has been there. Everyone had to deal with the "clicks" much like Kassandra, but I have to say I give her tremendous respect for walking away from the people who turned out to be fake when it could have been just as easy to maintain the same charade. Just goes to show you that sometimes we all need to sit back and re-evaluate the people we call friends.

Maddon and Kassandra love was inspiring and consuming. It left me giddy and hopeful that maybe, just maybe, we can all find that fairy tale ending. With that I am only going to leave one quote from this truly amazing book, because well I think it sums it up pretty well!

"I laughed too, enjoying life fully for the first time in as long as I could remember. One tragic event had changed everything. Shifting our lives to bring us together and we would be forever changed because of it."

When I cried through Wishing for Someday soon I thought that another book couldn't make me cry...... well I was wrong.... a few of Tiffany Kings books have caused me many tears.... which means they are awesome books!  And Forever Changed is no exception!  I loved the dual POV's in books.  And This one was especially important.  Kassandra's life is changed when her father is killed in an accident and she begins to look at what is important in life.  And that isn't her Cliques in High School nor the cheerleading squad.  In High School all those things seems to shape people and Kassandra gave that up!  I love that Tiffany wrote a strong character like that.   
Then she writes in Maddon.  His father is responsible for the saddness in Kassandra'sfamily.  But when two people are meant to be together it will happen in any way possible.  Both of them were changed when the accident happened...... and no one expected them to even get together.....  but I lives change and grow.  I love Maddon in this book...... he carries so much in his heart and mind and it blows me away how much he cares for Kassandra.  I think I could sit here and gush and give you all the details but I wont.  To me, this book was about what's important in life, how situations can change you and how forgiveness and love find their way into lives that are meant to be together. 


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