Welcome to Thursday all, hope you are all staying warm and safe . Today we are going to review the second book in the Becoming series . BECOMING CHARLIE part 2 by Kristie Haigwood .
When everything begins to go right in your life, when the sun comes out to shine light on brand new beginnings, it may be a good idea pause and remember that not all good things last.
Welcome back to Eden high , its the summer before their senior year . Charlie is about to embark on a summer of work and Sean . When she is thrown for a loop with her new friend Raven and trying to get Sean to fall in love with her . There are memories that come back and secrets that need to come to light . Will they be strong enough to weather the things to come to come back to each other
I must say that I am loving Charlie and Sean . Charlie actually really grew up in this book . She becomes a teen ager and does teen ager things . Like party and having fun . But there is a sadness still with her and you still want to wrap her up in a warm blanket and hug her . She really does some growing up in this book . I truly love who she is becoming even when she has a set back she is still lovable . Sean has some set backs and I really kind of wanted to slap him upside the head a few times for being such a jerk . He also does some growing up in this book . You will either love him or really hate him through out this book . Now Raven well she is the resident bad girl but yet you see a sweet girl that wants to be part of something and has so many trust issues that will have you loving her even though she is the devil on Charlie's shoulder a few times . They become such good friends that you will cheer for them also .
Ok I am going to say something here I liked the first book but I honestly loved this book . The author took us on such an emotional journey that had me laughing one moment and the had my heart ripping to shreds in another moment . There is a few tough scenes to read that will have you crying your eyes out . We do deal with the after effects of war and PTSD . That will break your heart when you read them . The author does handle the scenes with dignity and a sensitivity that it deserves . This is a book that both adults and teens would love to read , The characters just keep getting better and the story is so believable cause we know we have all been there being in invisible and just wanting to be part of the crowd . High school is always a pain and we all got through it . Family is another big part of this book . The dysfunctional family and the family that you need when the chips fall and all you can do is hold yourself together . So if you want a series that you will love this is the series for you . I can't wait to see if the author writes more books with the rest of the characters . We need to hear Raven's back story . hint hint .