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.
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First off the cover: Such a great cover that really does have to do with the story! I love love it!
Man I am turning into Contemporary girl all of a sudden :) such a great story and really well written. You are drawn into the lives of Katelyn and her brother. With their home life you get a down and dirty look at what life has always been like for them and it is NOT pretty. Katelyn and her brother are amazing kids though. Everything is very real, not at all far fetched. With all that K has had to endure she still has amazing values and morals.
When you meet everyone that is in the town they've moved to this time, most are very likable. None of them are unbelievable and you can get the feel that you might know some people like this. Max is a great boy and the way he is with Katelyn is so cute! Another really well written and thought out character. These two go through some tough things with each other and it's well just a wicked good story. I don't want to give anything away if you haven't read it.... Do it NOW.
All the "supporting" characters will earn a place in your heart as well. Tiffany is an amazing writer and I cannot wait to read more from her.
So... I got this REALLY Great Giveaway for someone!! It is a really cute Star necklace charm. Tiffany was nice enough to give me one for a giveaway at UtopYA Con and now here it is.... All you have to do is comment on this review(are you gonna get the book?) with an email addy so I can contact you.
Runs through 8/16/12