Novel: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios | Goodreads
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
If seventeen-year-old 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 standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off 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 dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.
I first heard about this book from the lovely Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner. Her book taste runs pretty parallel to mine – and she’s usually one of the first to jump on exciting reads – so I immediately scoured the web for more info about it. It sounds like a vivid hybrid between two of my favorite books: Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando and The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder. Skylar’s wry personality appeals to me and I would love to get the chance to experience that.
It’s a small town, and an interesting mix of people. And I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by the cover but seriously, how great is that cover? I’m not normally a review-reader (despite blogging) because I know myself too well and realize that they might influence my perception of a book but every review I’ve read of this one is stellar. Other people have said it’s passionate and beautiful.
I want a poignant story – with heart and detail and staining, glorious moments. This one definitely looks like it’d fit the bill.