Heather Demetrios–I’LL MEET YOU THERE–Book Review
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.
- First, I thought that Josh was a little too whiny. I get it. He’s going through a really hard thing in life and it’s something that I wouldn’t wish for anyone, but it was just too much for me. I feel like the essence of his relationship with Skylar didn’t reach its peak because of how he was, and I wanted more, but then again, maybe that’s how things go.
- It was also a bit Twilight-esque for me in the sense that it’s too…how do I say this? Risky? There were times when I felt like Josh was trying to let Skylar die LOL or something like that, and I didn’t feel like it was right. Don’t get me wrong–I enjoy tragic stories a lot but I felt like it wasn’t meant for this one.
- And, well, I felt like it was pretty slow-paced–but maybe that’s just me.
- I like how it makes you believe in love all over again; that somehow, some people can see past the imperfections and love you for you, and for who you aren’t–I think this captured that well.
- Lines were pretty good–especially in like, the last 25% of the book.
- It will tug on your heartstrings–yeah, it did for me.