I don’t even know where to begin with this book… there are so many emotions but the biggest one was WHY DID IT HAVE TO STOP THERE!!! I read The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen in 2 hours last night! Most of you that follow me know that I have done a lot of reading over the past week due to being at home with my daughter. This book blew me away!
Callie and Kayden have grown up in the same town all their life. They have known each other since grade school, but in 6th grade things change for Callie. She cuts her hair, wears baggy clothes, and doesn’t associate with anyone. That is until the night she saves Kayden’s life. She just thinks that is what anyone would do… but would they? Would you? Callie decides to start college early and meets a friend, Seth. He is the only one that knows the truth. Seth and Callie have also created “the list” which helps each of them do things they wouldn’t normally do. When summer is over and all the other students arrive, who does Callie get ran over by but Kayden. Does he even recognize her? Will he be able to thank her for what she did? Will Callie be able to overcome her fears? Will they complete the list?
This book is one of the best books I’ve read. In fact, I could kill my cousin (Chelly). When I asked her if it was good book… she said, “It’s ok.” with a smile. Now I know why that was her reply… she didn’t want to clue me in to how much my heart was going to hurt throughout this book! Let alone, not want this story to end.
Callie and Kayden both have an internal conflict that until they resolve them they can’t trust ANYONE! Callie has shut herself off from the world, steers clear of parties, can’t wait to get to college to start over… heck she might even get drunk or grow her hair out! Kayden has lived in a house that looks picture perfect from the outside… and the outside only. He lives with a father that believes he’s the biggest mistake ever.
Their relationship is one that takes hard work, trusting each other, accepting each others faults, and being each others rock. BUT the ultimate question is … Will that be enough? Can they each overcome the inner turmoil? I can’t say enough about the emotions that occurred while I read this book, and even after I was trying to go to bed. I just couldn’t shake the ending… I couldn’t believe how it ended.. it was a HUGE cliffhanger!
With that said, this are a few words to explain my thoughts and feelings while reading: Concern, Curious, Strange, Scared, Wonder, HELP HIM!, What’s going on?, Nervous, Hope, Hurt, Running Away, Love, Like, Friendship, Challenge, Freedom, Pain, Acceptance, Coincidence, Overcoming demons, PLEASE NO!!, That can’t be really happening!
I give The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden” 5 stars. Jessica Sorensen has written a phenomenal book that will pull at your heart and soul. It is def a must read! I can’t wait for the 2nd book, The Redemption of Callie and Kayden! It can’t get here soon enough… thank goodness for the teaser at The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
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