Saturday, February 14, 2015

[R] I'll Meet You There, by: Heather Demetrios

I'll Meet You There
by: Heather Demetrios


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.
my thoughts
Totally swooned all over this book. I wait some time for it and the time came, read it and love it. The book was so emotional for me, that's why it was so good. I loved every second of it.
“When the store was empty again, I buried my head in my hands. I hadn’t realized how much Josh had been helping me get through the summer until he wasn’t there anymore. I wanted him to ask me how the Sky was. And then I wanted him to make it stop raining.” 
Most of the time I go into books without knowing exactly what they are about, of this one I only knew half about it. But going without knowing how much to except, only the best, was actually the best. Skylar was a troubled character, because she had problems in her house, in her life and in her love life. Josh wasn't that far begin, his family had problems too (but we cannot see them clearly), and his love life collide so hard with his past demons and his life that it wasn't easy for him to take steps. When both characters collide in the first chapter, I could feel the firewoks inside of me telling me they were right for each other. Every time I passed a chapter I wonder myself why they didn't put there own problems aside and enjoy life. Plus even if they help each other, those problems would dissolve in thin air.
“I don’t really know what it means to move on, but lately, with Sky, I’m starting to feel like I want to because when I look at her, I don’t see you or the war or any of the shit in my head. I just see her, and it’s like suddenly I can breathe again after holding my breath for so long.”
As I said, I loved the book. But maybe you are wondering why I didn't rated with five stars, well... I would have loved more happy moments at the end. Like an epilogue or another scene about what happened after. Other than that the book was perfect. You will love it.


  1. I just received this book in the mail last week! I was excited when it showed up at my doorstep and now I'm even more excited, Sam! Great review. I'll have to put this at the top of my list and maybe I'll have it linked up for the Contemp challenge next month!

  2. I've had this book sitting on my shelf for awhile. I think I'm going to pull it out this weekend!

  3. It's a really really good book. I'm sure you will love it. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Don't leave him in that shelve for too long, becuase I know if you read it you will love it. Thanks for stopping by.


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