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{June 13, 2012}   {Review} Forever Changed by Tiffany King

15141130From Goodreads: 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.

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This is a beautifully written story of forgiveness, of learning to forgive others and to forgive oneself while finding redemption.  I am always amazed at the power of words and the way amazing authors are able to wield them, and King has once created a true masterpiece.  Looking at the life of high school students, how everything can change in an instant, and the definition of true friendships, King takes the reader on a powerful, breathtaking rollercoaster ride; this is a must read!

I found Forever Changed to be a captivating, delicious novel that held my attention from start to finish.  Kassandra and Maddon’s story, while heartbreaking and touching, is happy and uplifting as well, and I truly enjoyed it.  Though I cried many times throughout the novel, this is a very powerful read that I believe all will enjoy.  Both Kassandra and Maddon are genuine, lovable characters that feel so real you won’t want to let them go at the end of the novel. I am a fan for life! Five stars!

5 stars

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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