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 was very excited when I won this book from a giveway that Tiffany King was doing on Twitter and I was looking forward to reading it. Btw, you guys should sooo follow her (@AuthorTiffany). She is awesome. Anyway, I got a kindle copy for the book and once I started reading, I COULD NOT STOP. I neglected all my chores. Seriously, my mom was not pleased. Wishing For Someday Soon captured my attention right at the beginning because it made me want to know more about the main character, Katelyn. As usual, I hadn't read the description of the book and had no idea what it was about. You should try doing that, there's a certain type of thrill to it. Look at me, living life on the edge.
So I don't USUALLY read books that only have humans in them and it was a pleasant surprise to read about normal people with normal problems. I gotta say, the book was amazing and it really changed my perspective on life, for a day or two. It made me think about things that I usually wouldn't think about.
One thing that I absolutley LOVED was that the characters actually had depth to them. They were relatable to some extent and weren't the type of characters that have only one plain old personality. They were represented as normal people, and it was done quite well. Props to Tiffany King for doing that. Not many authors can pull it off.
Maybe it was just me but I feel like there was something missing and we should have known a little more about Katelyn's mother. She was quite the dynamic character, but I needed a background story for her. Maybe something about her childhood, or maybe how she got so lost along the way. That would have been nice.
Nonetheless, I appreciated the relationship that the family had. It wasn't a great relationship they had but it was something real and I appreciated reading that. The amount of care that Katelyn had for her brother was amazing and it sort of reminded me of how Katniss was was Prim. The concept of wishing for 'someday soon' was very creative and the book defs deserves the best of the ratings!