Aug 29, 2012

Forever Changed by Tiffany King

Book Description:

Kassandra Cole has it all—a stable home with great parents, popularity and all the friends she could ever need. She is used to a lifestyle where everything comes easy to her, from good grades to being captain of the cheerleading squad.

Her entire world is shaken to the core when a fatal accident takes her father, causing Kassandra to re-examine the course her life was on. The actions of one individual forever changes her life, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her broken family. Kassandra begins to question everything she once cherished and the people she disappointed along the way.

Maddon Johnson’s life is as different from Kassandra’s as night and day. Abandoned by his mother at a young age, he is left to deal with his abusive, alcoholic father on his own. He has one goal: lay low and get the heck out of dodge as soon as he is legally old enough.

Everything changes when his father’s tragic actions send Maddon crashing into Kassandra’s world. Suddenly, getting away is the last thing he wants as he discovers it is possible to believe in love after all.

Christina's BookReview
"There are moments in everyone’s life that define the type of person you are, and the person you will become."

Kassandra Cole is like any average popular high school senior. She and her friends are all full of their selves and are completely fine with how their lives are going. Everything changes when one of Kassandra’s spoiled brat moments change the course of her entire life. Kassandra begins to realize that she’s taken everything in her life for granted. When her world is turned upside down she battles against the constant solitude, the lost of her friends, and the hatred she has for Maddon Johnson.

Maddon Johnson is used to just blending in with the crowd. Although, he might hang out with the losers of the school, he isn’t one. He is just like every normal guy. When he and Kassandra’s lives intersect he isn’t ready for what comes along with it. Guilt and adoration for the one girl he hasn’t even thought twice about consumes him. If only he could take her pain away and get the chance to take away the anger in her eyes. If only he wasn’t the cause of her anger.

Will these two ever be able to work things out? Will Kassandra learn to forgive the boy who wants to heal her? Read and find out.

I like books that have you feeling all types of emotions. During this read I was sad one moment and then laughing hysterically the next. Kassandra goes through a very difficult situation in anyone’s life and you can’t help but feel her pain. While reading you are put in her shoes and are feeling the same things that she is which makes the read that much more intense. I thought that the whole redemption concept was one that was needed for her. She was a terrible person before her life was turned upside down and I don’t think I could have read a book in which she was like that. I liked that the story began with the tragedy instead of when she was a spoiled brat. You can also understand why she feels the way she does about Maddon, even though you feel bad for him.

Although I enjoyed the book I did think that the beginning was really slow. After Maddon and Kassandra are forced to face their difference it picks up which is a good thing. I enjoyed the way they built their relationship and the way that they were able to handle their situation. I enjoyed all of the moments with Maddon and all the happiness he raises in Kassandra as well as the reader.

The book was a quick at light read. It stays true to the sayings “You don’t know what you have until its gone.” and “Sometimes you have to get hurt so that you can learn to be strong.”

I wished that the ending hadn’t finished so abruptly, which is why I had to give this 4 Stars. I felt like we didn’t get any closure on the relationship between Maddon and the Cole family and felt like it wasn’t really a fulfilling ending.

I did like the book so I do recommend everyone to read it.

1 comment:

  1. Glad that you liked this overall, although it's a shame about the ending! I won a copy so must get round to reading it soon!