Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wishing For Someday Soon by Tiffany King

Wishing For Someday Soon
Author: Tiffany King
Published: March 25th, 2012


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.

I read “Wishing For Someday Soon” in less than a day. I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. I won’t say that I didn’t like it because I definitely wanted to see what happened and where Katelyn and her brother Kevin, but it’s not a book that I was head over heels for. I liked the concept and I liked the story line, but it wasn’t my favorite.

          When we meet Katelyn, she is arriving in a new town, a new place to live. This was nothing new for her and her ‘family’. She waited patiently for her ‘mother’ to receive the paperwork she needed for them to head to their new home. She wasn’t planning on getting comfortable. She never got comfortable, what was the point? Once they were settled she got things together and went for food. She didn’t go for herself; it was mainly to take care of her brother. Katelyn was a strong character and I admire her will to protect Kevin.

          I think when we met Max, we already knew what was going to eventually happen. Max was definitely a great character and I enjoyed his personality. His drive to help Katelyn and befriending her brother proved that not everyone will look down on you if you aren’t wealthy. He did everything he could to make them feel comfortable. I really liked that about him.

          With this book, the knowledge that what was happening to Katelyn and Kevin proved that there are children that slip through the cracks. It proves that siblings are always worried about losing each other and that is why they endure what they endure. I am happy with how the story ended. Through it all, Katelyn and Kevin thrived and did what they needed to do to survive. This was a story of survival with romantic undertones and it was a decent twist.

Favorite Quote:

"When I was younger, I always thought of life like chapters in a book. I never knew what each turn of the page would bring, but always hoped for something better and happier" -Katelyn

1 comment:

  1. This book looks so good! Thanks for your review. I'll have to check it out