#Review: Ava’s Wishes – Karen Pokras
Ava Haines has her whole life already mapped out ahead of her. She knows what she wants and how she wants it. She just needs to get from point A to point B somehow. To do that, she’ll first need to pass her Statistics class. This is her third time around for the class, and she’s hell-bent in getting it done. Doing that, however, is going to take some doing.
Determined to learn what she needs to learn fast, Ava puts her trust in her tutor. Granted, things don’t go so well, but she refuses to give up without a fight. When she finds herself changing tutors, she soon realizes that things aren’t as easy as they seems. If she’s to succeed in passing this class, she’ll need to do everything possible to get through it.
Max, her new tutor, is a distraction she knows she doesn’t need. Adding the wonderful and gorgeous Thomas Malloy to the mix doesn’t make things any easier. Both men incite her desires in different ways. Ava knows that she’ll need to get past the two of them somehow if she’s to succeed in passing her classes.
Doing so, however, is easier said than done. Still, Ava isn’t going down without a fight. She will get past the obstacles popping up in front of her one way or another. To do that, she’ll need to set aside her uncertainties when it comes to both Max and Thomas. The question is, how can she do that when she’s not sure who or what she wants in the first place?
If you’ve ever read one of Karen’s books, you’ll know they’ll never disappoint. Though Karen mostly writes middle-grade fiction, she’s dabbled in romance stories for a good while now. Ava’s Wishes is a new adult story that will definitely capture your attention. Though it will tackle a slightly controversial issue at some point, it was tastefully done.
Karen injects just feeling and soul into her stories that you feel everything her characters feel and then some. I’m delighted to know that the Whispered Wishes series doesn’t stop with Ava. What will come next for her sisters, I wonder? Only time will tell. It’s definitely something I’m looking forward to!
Ava Haines had big plans for her life. Her short-term goals included passing Statistics (on the third try), graduating college on time, and securing a job in the art gallery on Main Street.
Her long-term goal was to one day own an art gallery of her very own. Oh sure, she would some day like to fall in love and get married, but all of that was secondary to making sure her other goals were in line.
Fellow student Max Wallis, and esteemed photographer Thomas Malloy, were just minor distractions she was more than capable of handling. She was entitled to a little fun once in a while, right? However, as reality takes a tumble, Ava begins to wonder if she really can manage it all. Will all her wishes come true?
About The Author:
Karen Pokras Toz, recently discovered her love for writing. Karen writes middle grade and adult contemporary fiction. Her middle grade children’s novels have won several awards including the Grand Prize in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards and First Place for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her family. For more information, please visit www.karentoz.com.
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