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.
This book was recommended to me by my Twitter friend @JennNun and this is what I have to say about this book:
WOW! Just WOW! I cried through the majority of this book, for a couple reasons. One, there were parts that reminded me of my own childhood. Two, Tiffany King really makes you understand the pain that Katelyn goes through and the struggles to take care of Kevin, her brother. You can feel it every step of the way.
Katelyn does not lean on anyone, until Max comes along. I just loved Max in this book. He was a great character to read and you could truly feel how much he loved Katelyn.
I think I could re-read this book over and over again and not grow tired of it. It is just a great, quick read!
I would recommend this to anyone!