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Wishing for Someday Soon

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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 bec ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published March 25th 2012 by Tiffany King
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Shelly Crane
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books
First off, let me say this is one of my favorite books of the year so far.

It didn't take very long for me to start ugly crying. It started out rough to read for me, as in it was hard and agonizing for the characters. I'm not usually a person who reads a lot of contemporary because all the problems are so real and it's just hard because I make everything personal in my head. Paranormal is my normal. I was hooked because the girl is so awesome to read about, and the guy, Max, is literally the best
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ramen Noodles the staple of college students everywhere. After the age of 17 I refused to eat them. I haven't eaten them since. My college friends were baffled by my extreme dislike of ramen noodles. Tiffany King gets it though.
"I made sure to scoop up a dozen packages of Top O' Ramen soup for Kevin and me. At twenty cents a package, it was a cheap staple item for us. We didn't always have a means to cook them so we would crunch the package up, pour the seasoning mix into the bag of broken piec
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of "Heart on a Chain" & the "Barely Breathing" trilogy
Recommended to Maida by: Amber
If you loved Cindy Bennett's Heart on a Chain, then you will undoubtedly LOVE Tiffany King's Wishing for Someday Soon . King's attention to detail is astounding. I've read numerous novels regarding child abuse-- including Rebecca Donovan's Barely Breathing trilogy and, of course, Bennett's Heart on a Chain . In my opinion, Wishing for Someday Soon is the BEST novel when it comes to vividly depicting the fear & shame of living in abject poverty, as well as the uncertainty of having to ...more
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Que libro!!! Amoooo todo de Max (suspiro) Su amor, su paciencia, su familia <3 y Kevin robo mi corazón :')
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, ya
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Nyrae Dawn
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was such a beautiful story! It breaks your heart and puts it back together again!
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“When I was younger, I always thought of life like chapters in a book. I never knew what each turn of the page would bring, but always hoped for something better and happier.”-Katelyn

That is how Wishing for Someday Soon opens. It only took two sentences for me to know I would love this book. I feel like I need to give a little background info about myself in order to write this review how I want to.

Growing up in my house was not pleasant. My childhood was no where near as severe as Katelyn and K
Allen Grace
"Katelyn, you won't ever leave me behind with her, right?"

"No, buddy. I won't ever leave you alone. How could I? We're waiting for our someday soon, right?"
I asked gently.

First off, this novel is wonderfully crafted and utterly breathtaking. It's as beautiful as it is nerve-racking. I loved how the words roll off in each long-winded sentences, relishing every heart-stopping second of it, leaving me breathless as the anticipation of the events consumed me and I could not stop the onslaught o
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary (from Goodreads):

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.
It was okay

At first I thought the story was cute and understandable, but as I went on I realised that everything about Wishing Someday Soon is dumb. The logic of this book is- no wait there's no logic in here. Seriously. This book makes you an idiot. The characters' situations were like forced in them just so you can say that the outcome is okay or understandable. Like the misfortune of Lucinda's children. I can't believe a mother like Lucinda was able to escape such wrong doings. Isn't there li
Jennifer Kyle
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wishing someday soon Tiffany King writes more for these characters!!!

I loved all of the characters and especially the writing. There is so much more to tell and I’m willing to beg Tiffany King to write another book.

As for the story, Katelyn is a seventeen year old big sister who cares for and protects her nine year old brother Kevin from their abusive and useless mother Lucinda. They are constantly moving, living in shelters and dealing with a long line of stepfathers. Katelyn is holding on till
MK~ Picky Girl
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
3.5 stars. This was a very heartfelt, emotional young adult read! Tiffany King is a solid writer and did a great job of dealing with the difficult topic of abuse and neglect. I liked the characters and the plot was believable. If you're looking for a dramatic YA book, then Wishing for Someday Soon is a great quick read
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Emotional read. Fab writing. X
No estoy muy segura de qué decir de este libro, creo que mí mayor problema con él es que esperaba que me encante y me rompa el alma y no, no pasó. Sinceramente esperaba que sea algo como "Sophie and Carter" de Chelsea Fine o "The end of feeling" o "Geek girl" de Cindy C. Bennet que tienen temáticas similares, con personajes viviendo en situaciones de violencia doméstica y que me hicieron llorar hasta la deshidratación y, como dije, ni fue así, así que estoy bastante descripcianda con esto.

Si bi
Big Joe  Rossi
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Katelyn Richards rocks, she cares for her brother, keeping him safe...from an abusive mom but verbally and physically, a string of deadbeat "stepfathers" and life in general. She lost count at what number this new town and school will be. Lost count at 20. Used to big schools she is shocked to learn all 12 grades are in the same building and a senior class under 20. This YA novel shows the struggles she goes thru in day to day life with making new friends, eating, staying safe of her mom and kee ...more
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads
My Summary:

Katelyn is waiting to turn eighteen but not for the reasons most teens would. Katelyn needs to get away from her mom and take her brother with her. Moving around every few months, sometimes homeless and almost always hungry, Katelyn is used to changing schools and keeping her personal life hidden. When she arrives in Montana during her senior year, it's just one more school as she waits for someday soon. What she doesn't expect is how comfortable Max is to be around or how quickly her
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book made me SO sad, and so happy. It seriously brought out so much anger in me at so many of the situations these poor kids were put into. Not just the story, but it really made me think about how many other families there are out there just like this, and it just made me sad.

I think Tiffany King does an excellent job of telling her story, without it being too much to bear. I can only take so much abuse, and while Lucinda was a horrible, disgusting, selfish hag, it wasn't so much that I h
Lisette Brodey
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Katelyn and her brother Kevin have endured many years of abuse by their chain-smoking, abusive mother Lucinda. How long they lived in one town depended on what man Lucinda had hooked up with and on what bills she was skipping out on. By the time they arrive in a Four Corners, Montana trailer park, they have a string of addresses behind them: shelters, projects, rundown motels and apartments. It is Katelyn's plan to hold on until she turns eighteen, when she can legally wrest her younger brother ...more
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I took this book to the beach with me and could not have asked for a better summer read! Although the topics addressed in this book are at times heavy the writing style is light and engaging.

The protagonist Katelyn does not let her circumstances define her and tries her best to keep putting one foot forward for her and her brother. This quality makes both her and her brother refreshing characters. It has a dash of romantic love to swell the heart but do not be fooled, it's more than just a typi
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Emotional, heart wrenching, and a true happily ever after. Coming from a home that was very similar to this book, it was incredibly gut wrenching. And oddly enough, I'm from Montana so it was doubly touching :) I cried, oh boy how I cried! The hurt and pain was so clearly put forth and the passion to protect Kevin...I felt like he was my little brother! I wanted to wrap him up and take him away. Max was a wonderfully heroic character as well, he and his family honestly reminded me of my husband ...more
Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! That about sums up this book. Heart wrenching, emotional and everything inbetween.
This is the story of Katelyn & her brother Kevin wishing for their some day soon. Living with an abusive mother who only thinks of herself. It followes them through their struggles and their hope for a better life. Having to move at their mothers whims, leaving everything behind to start over some where unknown.
I read this in one day. A must read, I went through an array of feelings, great character and a
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Que puedo de este libro.
Por una parte me encanto, a pesar de las diferencias entre los protagonistas su amor pudo mas que todo.
Por otra parte traigo el coraje atorado en la garganta esa maldita mamá casi hace que la mate en mi imaginacion pero lo que mas me da coraje es que en verdad existan personas asi y todo lo que sus hijos tienen que vivir.
En fin disfruten del libro, muy buen ritmo, buena quimica entre personajes y super historia. :D
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
loving all books by Tiffany King!! loved this book, a must read for all those who love a good conquers evil book. reminded me of barely breathing crossed with white trash beautiful and a little of the first sea breeze. minus the rock stars. but its own story for certain:)
Julia Benassi
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book, 2013, stand-alone
dios, ame a este libro.
y solo voy a decir: me pegaría un tiro si me tuviera que separar de mis libros, y que, juro que me caso con Kevin (cuando sea mayor, claro)
WOW.....I am speechless. all I can say is read this book!!!!! I have a lot of different emotions going on right now.
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it

Bastante bueno. Me sorprendió, debo decir. Amo a Kevin. Realmente.
Siento que todo estuvo bien hasta la mitad, como que a la autora le faltó algo para completar al 100% todo el potencial que contenía la historia.
Michele Miller
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Do you ever read a book and it completely takes you back to a moment in your life? Maybe the circumstances are not the same, or perhaps they are, or perhaps it's the actions of people, good or bad, that totally transports you back to a moment that forever changed your life. Deep right? Well that is because this book is deep! Wishing for Someday Soon by Tiffany King is an emotionally charged story that tackles the reality of life
Danielle Young
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Katelyn and Kevin live a hard life. A life of darkness, sadness and fear. Their mother is abusive, changes boyfriends like a person changes clothes and moves her family any time it suits her fancy. They don't know when they will get their next meal or where they will sleep, but one thing that Katelyn and Kevin can count on is each other. With the promise of 'someday soon,' Katelyn and Kevin lean on each other to get through life.

Katelyn will do anything to keep the attention and anger of her mot
Mae Faller
Wishing for Someday Soon is a heartbreaking and inspiring story about seventeen year old Katelyn Richards' fate in the hands of her abusive mother and her strings of never ending issues. All her life she continues to wait for her 'Someday Soon' where there will be no more worrying about when they'll eat again or where their next stop will be, no more deadpan stepfathers, and no more beating from her own mother. Katelyn stays strong amidst all circumstances and relies on no one but herself to con ...more
Abigail Brown
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Tiffany King book I have read and it certainly will not be the last. Wishing for Someday Soon is an amazing book and I could not put it down as soon as I picked it up. It is a fantastic story and one you will not forget anytime soon.

Katelyn Richards is one of the strongest characters that I have ever read about in a book. She is so strong and what she is willing to put up with in order to protect her little brother is incredible. Her mother abuses her physically and verbally. T
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USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favor ...more
“—También te amo —dijo él, retrocediendo después de un momento—. Creo que te he amado desde hace meses. Nunca he creído en el amor a primera vista, pero sí creo en el destino. Cada situación de mierda que has tenido que superar te trajo hasta aquí. Nunca he sentido esto por nadie, y es porque he estado esperando por ti, no lo sabía hasta que llegaste aquí.” 9 likes
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