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. 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.
“To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
― E.E. Cummings
Foster Kelly is extremely intelligent, but timid, incredibly shy and socially awkward. After moving to a new town, she can't boast to having many friends. But the ones she does have are loyal, loving and just the sort of people that any one of us would want to be surrounded with. Then Foster meets Dominic and the impact this boy will have on her life is amazing. He challenges her. He supports her. He guides her. And he loves her. A lot of the time Foster appeared so much older than her years, but when it comes to friendships and love she is a teenage girl so full of fears. Fears that Dominic will make her face and attempt to deal with.
Dominic had me believing that those flaws, the things I loathed about myself, were what made me special and unique. He made me feel special and unique.
I have to say that Dominic is one of the sweetest book boys ever!! I didn't like him at first. I didn't understand him at all. But boy didn't he change that. He had me so taken in with him, that I devoured the scenes he was in.
Dominic was the magic; I was simply the hat he pulled things from.
There is no denying the beauty of the authors writing. She puts words to paper that blend together to form these incredibly vivid sentences. But I stick by my original thought, that at times, there were just too many words. I think the story could have been trimmed down and made for a much more smoothly flowing story. I have to admit to there being times that I skimmed a few paragraphs here and there.
Then there is that ending!!! If while I was reading this someone had asked me how I thought the ending was going to go, you could have given me 100 guesses, and I would have used each and every one of them and still have not guessed correctly. The ending completely sold the book for me. It was fantastic, original and brilliant.
Awakening Foster Kelly is in no way a fast paced read. You walk with these characters at quite a leisurely pace and you get to know them fairly deeply. So if you prefer action every page, then maybe this book isn't for you. So, I'm really torn as to how to rate this book. It's a definite five stars for the writing and the storyline, but then there is the amount of times I had to stop reading and go in search of a words meaning or I was just overwhelmed with a mass of words and descriptions. One thing I am sure of is that I will definitely read more from Cara Rosalie Olsen.
So after much deliberation... 4/5 Fantastic Ending Stars