Monday, October 10, 2016

Book Review: I'll Meet You There

Title I'll Meet You There
Author Heather Demetrios
Release Date February 3, 2015

If Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing separating Skylar from art school is three months of summer…until Skylar’s mother loses her job, and Skylar realizes her dreams may be slipping out of reach.

Josh had a different escape route: the Marines. But after losing his leg in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be.

What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and, soon, something deeper.

Compelling and ultimately hopeful, this is a powerful examination of love, loss, and resilience.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21469068-i-ll-meet-you-there
Review

I'll Meet You There was a fantastic book. In fact, I would have loved it even more if it was longer. Don't get me wrong, the ending was satisfying, but I'm certainly not one to turn down more of a good thing.

There's so much to love in this book. We've got flawed characters that just want to be more than where they come from. Yeah, they don't always make the greatest decisions, but that's what makes them such great characters for this story. The setting was perfect. You really get the feelings of a small town where everyone knows your business. I loved the Paradise. It's cute and quirky and a great setting for a good chunk of the story. I really enjoyed the parts of the book that talked about Skylar's collages. The details were so vivid that I could picture them so clearly. It was a neat aspect of the story that I don't see too often. And, finally, the emotion. You know I love stories that make me feel things. And boy, did I feel things while reading this book.

I'll Meet You There is character driven and has a slow build up to a satisfying conclusion that leaves you wanting more. If this sounds good to you, pick up this book. You won't be disappointed.

Rating

5 out of 5 stars

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