If only a pile of wayward curls and the inability to stay on her feet were seventeen year-old Foster Kelly’s most pressing concerns. Unfortunately, stubborn hair and clumsiness is just the tip of it. It was only a mistake, but when at the age of five Foster is told “You don’t belong here” the result is one broken heart. These four carelessly spoken words have shaped and shadowed Foster, and now—a senior at Shorecliffs High School—she seeks the wallflower’s existence, denying herself the most casual of friendships, much too afraid that someone will see what Foster believes is certain: she does not belong anywhere – or with anyone. This reality would continue to suit her just fine, however . . .
Love has a long-standing history of undoing broken hearts.
Like a comet, an unexpected arrival knocks Foster out of the crowded, starry sky, sending her directly into the limelight. Exposed and afraid, she will attempt to regain anonymity; but it isn’t so easy now that someone is watching. He pursues this shy enigma, confronting Foster’s deepest fears head-on, and in the process falls wholly and completely in love with her. But there is something he is not saying; a secret capable of certain ruin. There are two probable outcomes: either he will break her heart once and for all, or he will heal it.
In the end, though, it is Foster who must decide if she is worth mending.
REVIEW: Five out of five stars
First thing I want to say before I start the review is that Cara Olsen is the most amazing person ever. She’s been waiting ever so patiently for me to finish and review this book. One thing after another happened that prevented me to finishing her book and every time I emailed her postponing my review date, she understood. So thank you Cara, for giving me the patience I didn’t deserve.
I’ll be honest with you all, it took me around two months to finish this book. Yeah it may be 672 pages long, but that wasn’t why it took me so long since I read COHF within two weeks. The reason I took so long (aside from the personal events) was because it was an e-book and because it’s a dense book. Now before you cross this book off your TBR- hear me out! I LOVED this book, I just had a hard time getting through the first part because I wasn’t use to the writing style- but afterwards I was so happy I stuck around!
Cara Olsen has a way with words, she writes poetically. You can tell that she’s a natural writer, it seems like the words flow so naturally. The characters were full of life and the world was very detailed- my ONLY complaint is that at times it seems like the author got to caught up in the details, but the overall story made up for it!
Here’s the deal: Since I took forever posting this review, one random person who follows me and Cara on Twitter and tweets “I want to win AWK by @CaraR_Olsen via @just_ana_love’s blog!” will win a Kindle version of Awakening Foster Kelly! Winner chosen 8/31/14!