Awakening Foster Kelly: a novel by Cara Rosalie Olsen

Awakening Foster Kelly: a novel

byCara Rosalie Olsen

Kobo ebook | March 8, 2014

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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 are just the tip of it. At the age of five when Foster is told, “You don’t belong here,” it was only a mistake, but 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 she 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. 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.


"This brilliant book took my breath away."
"When I wasn't reading Awakening Foster Kelly, I couldn't stop thinking about it. Nor could I bring myself to start another book when I finished."
". . . an exceptional Young Adult novel. Foster Kelly isn't someone you're likely to forget."
"I look forward to what Olsen writes next. She has a knack for creating characters and scenes that bring the story to life."
"This story is meant to be savored, every page rich with details to create a story that transforms into something quite special."
"Awakening Foster Kelly makes you want to highlight every line as you encounter Olsen's beautiful prose, full of imagery and enchanting details . . . and I felt everything Foster felt. When she blushed, I blushed. I wish I could dwell in this book forever."
". . . beautifully descriptive, filled with wit, humor, heartbreak and hope, the twists and turns were nothing short of jaw-dropping."
"The ending . . . nothing could have prepared me for it. I applaud Cara Rosalie Olsen."

Title:Awakening Foster Kelly: a novelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 8, 2014Publisher:Hoot FictionLanguage:English

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