Waiting to Forget - Sheila Kelly Welch

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Waiting to Forget - Sheila Kelly Welch

"T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one who understood why she made origami paper cranes and threw them out the window. 

But now T.J. is sitting in the waiting room at the hospital, wondering if Angela, unconscious after a fall, will ever wake up. Wondering, too, if he will ever feel at home with his and Angela's new parents—Marlene, who insists on calling him Timothy, and Dan, who seems to want a different son. 

Going back and forth between Now and Then, weaving the uncertain present with the painful past, T.J.'s story unfolds, and with the unfolding comes a new understanding of how to move forward."

Waiting to Forget, is an amazing eye-opening book. Told from the point of view of 12 year-old T.J, it follows the story of his life, in the form of his memories. It shows just how hard life can be for children and what they may have to go through. This book is suitable for people of all ages, and will affect not only your mind, but your heart as well.

T.J has to deal with his Momma, leaving him and his younger sister, of four years, Angela alone while she goes out to work, or out with a man, from the tender age of 5. Throughout this book, you see T.J have to watch his Momma lie and cheat men out of money, all to survive without having to work. And when she does occasionally have a job, she leaves them home alone to defend herself.

With a string of broken relationships, one with a thief named Billy, Momma is always putting herself first, and T.J and Angela last.

This story is truely eye-opening to what really can happen behind closed doors, and that if you have a little trust and faith that everything just might work out.

Claire <3

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

1 comment:

  1. Oh! I have been debating on this book, thanks for the reviewal.

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