Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wishing for Someday Soon

Seventeen year old Katelyn Richards is a stronger person than anyone will ever know, and that is just the way she wants it. Behind her normal facade lies the reality of a broken home life. Thanks to her abusive mother, a string of deadbeat stepfathers, and an unsympathetic system, Katelyn has learned that the only one she can count on is herself. Her life’s mission has become to shield her nine year old brother, Kevin, and to give him the future that they both wish for. A life with no more abuse, no worries about where their next meal will come from, and no more wondering if they will have a roof over their heads. When her mother moves them again, this time to a small town in Montana, Katelyn’s resolve is shaken when she meets Max, a cute boy from her new school, who gets a glimpse into her real world. Max slowly manages to break through Katelyn’s wall of distrust, stirring up feelings she never saw coming. Now with her world more complicated than she ever intended, Katelyn struggles with the decision to follow her heart into the arms of the first boy she has ever loved. A decision that could risk the promise she made to protect Kevin, and to give them the ‘someday soon’ that is so close within their grasp.

Hey everyone, I know you're probably wondering what happened to book 3 in The Saving Angel Trilogy, The Ascended, well I hit my head rather impressively this week and can't really focus on reading, let alone looking at the screen for too long. So instead I decided to post WFSS next, and I will try and get The Ascended up for tomorrow's post. Thanks for baring with me guys! On to my review and then C's review of WFSS!

I have to admit this book was a hard one for me to read. Tiffany King is an amazing writer and how she got through this I’ll never know. Katelyn is probably the most heroic person I have ever read about and to me is deemed idol worthy. Her life with her little brother Kevin wasn’t an easy one but through perseverance they made it through it all. Along the line Katelyn was able to fall in love, Max, and was also able to realize they were never alone.

“Do you understand how tough this is and how much you mean to me?”

Max. If we could all have a Max I think we would all be set. Seriously, that quote above is from him and I instantly fell head over heels in love with him. I’ve read this book more times than I can count. Each time only furthering my love for him. He doesn’t give up on Katelyn even when she tries to push him away.

“I will always love you.” And “You know, I’m never letting you go now.” Are quite possibly my 2 favorite quotes from Max.

Then there’s Katelyn’s little brother Kevin. This kid is amazing, seriously.  For what he’s had to see his sister go through… it’s unbelievable. There’s a part in the book where he tells Katelyn, “Yes I did. I’m the man of this family and it’s my job to protect you.” My heart breaks a little for him every time I read this book, Katelyn’s too. No one should ever have to go through what they did.

Some pretty intense stuff goes on towards the end. Just when everything is looking up for Katelyn, everything goes wrong. Faced with having to move again, she leaves with Max. One last hurrah that turns into something way worse. What is it you ask? Well I’m not going to tell you. You have to read this book if you haven’t already. Make sure you have tissues close by because you are going to need them. I will leave you with one more quote.
“It’s Someday soon.”

The reason why this book was so hard for me, other than the contents of course was simply because I could relate to Katelyn. My family wasn’t exactly like hers, my mother actually cared and if it wasn’t for her I don’t know what me and my older brother would have done. However, were my mom was wonderful my dad, well, he wasn’t. Needless to say my parents divorced and life seemed to be getting along better. That’s until he decided to remarry and have 3 more kids. Skipping over some horrible incidents, at 23 I got a call from my oldest brother saying I needed to move back to my hometown in Texas from Nevada because my father and his wife were getting arrested and my 3 innocent little brothers were being taken by CPS. My heart literally broke and I was on the next plane. Two years later, 50 hours of classes, and court signed papers, I am now a mother of 3 amazing boys.  Three boys who got their Someday Soon!

Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Things do happen, horrible things, but the thing is even when it seems like there’s no way it could get better, it does. All it takes is one spark of light to illuminate the dark. One spark of hope to make the impossible possible. 


Tiffany King really moved me with this book. I could not imagine having Katelyn's life.  Katelyn has an abusive mother and a string of deadbeat stepfathers.  She is in charge of most of the house and keeping her brother well fed.  That is hard to do when her mother spends their money and there isn't much to eat.  When they move to a new town and a new school, AGAIN Katelyn meets a cute sweet boy, MAX.  Katelyn doesn't trust many and doesn't let to many into her messed up life to help.  Max works his way into her life and the story is just amazing from there.  I Loved how Tiffany writes a strong girl who has dealt with so much and then puts a boy in her life that WANTS to help her.  Hello where does that happen much?  I really hope mothers and fathers are raising there sons to be like Max.   I was sickened by the life that Katelyn had, but she kept a positive attitude wishing that Someday Soon her life would change.  I don't want to give too much away but I did cry MANY times.  This was SUCH a great book and I hope girls everywhere read it and take courage in their lives.   You won't be sorry once you've read this book.  


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