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.
Lately, I’ve been in the mood for contemporaries and since I’ve heard such great things about I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios I was so excited so finally start reading it.
I had high hopes for this book and luckily my expectations were met. I loved this novel so much and it’s now one of my favorite YA contemporaries!
If you expect a fluffy summery read you’re going to get so much more since I’ll Meet You There is not just a light and cute contemporary, but a book that will put you through an emotional roller coaster!
Have you ever read a novel that made you cry, smile, happy and mad at the same time? Well, I’ll Meet You There was definitely one of those books because it brought out all these feelings and I was such an emotional wreck after finishing this novel! Needless to say, I still suffer from a book hangover!
Skylar was such a likable heroine and I totally felt for her because she had a lot going on, she had some serious problems at home, some decisions to make and was struggling a lot throughout the book. Still, she was very strong in my opinion and even though she made some mistakes, this fact made her even more realistic and authentic.
Josh was – well – he wasn’t as likable as Skylar, to be honest. I didn’t love him 100% because, let’s just face it – he was messed up. He has done some pretty bad things and I honestly wanted to slap him a few times, BUT he also was really sorry about his stupid actions and knew that he screwed up.
The love story between Skylar and Josh was so freaking swoon- worthy and I just wanted them to be together and to live happily ever after! I just shipped Skylar and Josh so much and when they finally became a couple I felt like doing a victory dance.
What I liked about I’ll Meet You There is the fact that it did not only revolve around Skylar and Josh’s romance, but that it also explored other aspects such as friendship and family. These relationships weren’t perfect, but rather very real and authentic, and that’s exactly why I liked this book so much.
All in all, I’ll Meet You There is a very emotional read featuring two realistic main protagonists that you’ll ship until the end even though they’re far from perfect. I totally recommend this book to everyone out there who loves contemporaries that deal with serious issues and have a deep meaning.
5 out of 5 stars