Published by: Henry Holt and Co. on February 3, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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.
That’s all I can really say about this TOTALLY AMAZING book! It’s sweet, it’s addicting, and will make you completely fall in love! I have so much love for I’ll Meet You There—it’s hard to even put it into words.
- There’s heartbreak and tragedy.
- There are moments (mostly characters *cough cough*) that will piss you off.
- There are moments you’ll want to cling onto and cuddle and never let go.
- There’s one guy who’s a total dork and uses this amazing pickup line:
“Hola, señorita. I just wanted you to know that I’ve been watching you all night, and I can tell that you’re as sweet as 3.14.”
- The two main characters both hold their own. They’re flawed and develop BEAUTIFULLY.
- It was somehow heart warming and heartbreaking at the same time.
This is definitely one of my favourite books all year. There are only two small things that irked me:
1. That goddamn mother!
I hated Sky’s mother. So. Much. Mostly, I hated how much Sky put up with her. Does this make me a bitch? I feel like Sky was doing what’s generally considered “the right thing”. Her mom was a drunken mess brining a sketchy guy into the ‘house’ and refusing to get a job… And Sky kept wanting to give up school to help her mom out, and kept giving her mom money. I felt like Sky did so many things that her mom just didn’t deserve. Does that make me a bad person that I wished Sky would just leave her mom to fend for herself?
2. I wanted MORE!!
Remember how I felt about the ending of Soulprint? It was a great ending, but I was left wanting more? Well the same thing happened here!! I thought it ended beautifully, but I didn’t feel fully satisfied. I still had questions. I wanted to know what happened next. And sometimes it’s hard to avoid that when you love a book so much because you’ll want more no matter what. But I REALLY wanted to see some long term ending. View Spoiler » [Sky and Josh were going to try a long distance relationship when Sky went to school and that’s how it ended.. I wanted to know how it turned out! I wanted them to get married and have babies! LOL! I know, I’m hard to please… « Hide Spoiler]
Love contemporary romances? DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!
I’ll Meet You There is definitely a MUST READ if you enjoy contemporary romances. I’m confident that this will be one of the top books of 2015! It’s that hard to beat.