May 26, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #9 ~ Wishing For Someday Soon Memory Post

Memory Lane Monday is a feature that is hosted by 
Amber at Paradise of Pages 

Amber and I have been talking about wanting to re-read some of our favorite books and how we feel like we never have time trying to keep up with the latest and greatest books for our blogs.  So, we came up with a great plan, let's start our own meme and get everyone else joining in on the re-reading fun as well!  We are, of course, still planning to keep up with current reads but we are intertwining old favorites at the same time.  

Wishing for Someday SoonSeventeen 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.

When we started Memory Lane Monday, this was a book I knew I wanted to read again as one of my first.  I loved this book, but like most books, I don't remember much about them other than I liked them and the main gist of the story.  This will be a great book to enjoy again.

The thing I remember most about this book is the fact that Katelyn and Kevin are in a terrible, abusive situation that they can't get out of because they are children and are afraid of getting separated if they tell anyone about their abusive mother.  

The most horrible memory I have is when their pipes freeze, they end up having to go to the bathroom in the dead of winter at the gas station.  Just terrible!  I also know they never had enough to eat.

I remember Max being a wonderful boyfriend and an escape for Katelyn.  I have all kinds of happy feelings about him even though I don't remember specifics.

I am really looking forward to getting back into this great YA book!  Tell me what you are planning to read this week and if you have any books you are looking forward to reading in the near future.  Have a great week!

Here's how Memory Lane Monday works:

Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  • The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason.
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read.
  • Anyone can join in, just please link back to our blogs as well as add your name to the linky so we can hop around and see what everyone is reading.
  • Please put our banner on your post as well, so we all look the same!
  • We ask you kindly to follow BOTH of our blogs.
  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)

We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able use to link your posts for us and everyone else to see as well. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to both hosts on your post. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm part of this as a host, but your memory really makes me want to read this book now too! So I am glad to see we are getting people to read other things, even if it is just me for right now :)