Maddon knows Kassandra Cole. He's seen her around school. She's the captain of the cheer squad and in the popular crowd. In other words, they don't run in the same crowd at all.While Kassandra has it all, Maddon has nothing. Trying to avoid his alcoholic father and the beating that go with him, he's just trying to survive high school. All that changes when Kassandra's father is lost in a terrible car accident. The one responsible is the one Maddon's been avoiding. Now he can't seem to avoid Kassandra. Drawn to her strength, he never expected to be a part of her life but healing sometimes happens in unexpected ways changing people forever.
5 stars - A heart wrenching story of love and healing that I loved
What does one say of a Tiffany King book? This is my second one and both times her characters captured my heart and didn't let go. My heart broke for both Kassandra and Maddon. I hurt for them. I cheered for them. I cried for them. And I wanted to hug them. Tiffany does a excellent job of creating strong, real characters and I believe that is what makes her books so fabulous.
Another thing that sets this book apart is the difficult topics that are addressed in it. This isn't just a boy from the wrong crowd falls for a popular girl kind of story. No, this story is dealing with some painful life issues along the way. It feels real. I recognize these issues from my students lifes and I'm so glad that there are books out there that will help young peeps as well as entertain them.
Another good one from Tiff. Make sure you make time for Forever Changed, cause it's gonna have an effect on you.
Quotes I loved
He pulled back after a moment. I opened my eyes to find him studying me intently. Self-consciously, I loosened my hold on the back of his head.
"Don't," he said a bit raggedly.
"Don't what?" I asked confused.
"Don't let go of me," he said, dropping his lips back onto mine. (Kindle location 2421 or 5544)
"Gotcha, now scram so I can kiss my girl one more time," he told Drake, never taking his eyes from mine. (Kindle location 4245 of 5544)
Check this one out!