Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#16): I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

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I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios (Expected publication February 3rd, 2015 by Henry Holt Books For Young Readers

If seventeen-year-old Skyler 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 them 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.



Gritty, romantic, and ultimately hopeful, I'll MEET YOU THERE explores the complicated lives of an unforgettable cast of characters. This is the story of teens outside the picket fence. It doesn’t soften the edges of adolescence or the individual consequences of war; it’s life on the fringes—maddening, weirdly endearing…and completely screwed up.

ARTISTIC MAIN CHARACTER


"TORN BETWEEN HER DREAMS AND THE PEOPLE SHE LOVES"


"EVERYTHING SHE'S WORKED FOR IS ON THE LINE"


"THE MARINES"


"A SHELL OF A COCKSURE BOY HE USED TO BE"


"A QUIRKY MOTEL"


"THEIR SHARED ISOLATION TURNS INTO UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP AND SOON, SOMETHING DEEPER"


"UNFORGETTABLE CAST OF CHARACTERS"


"DOESN'T SOFTEN THE EDGES OF ADOLESCENCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONSEQUENCES OF WAR"


11 comments:

  1. I love your post! It made my day. This seems like a really good read. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I do love the sound of this one...who doesn't wish for greater things? And don't obstacles almost always threaten what we want? Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “BETRAYED”

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    1. It really does sound like a YA title that goes beyond the surface! I can't wait to read it :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love characters who dream and fight for a better life. This book sounds so amazing, I want to start it like right now.
    Great pick!
    Here's mine: http://www.reading-is-dreaming-with-open-eyes.blogspot.hu/2014/08/waiting-on-wednesday-8-they-all-fall.html

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    1. Me too! :) 2015 is too far away!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I almost used this as my WoW today, but I chose to go with something that releases in 2014. I can't wait to read this! I hope we both enjoy it.
    My WoW

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  5. haha, I love your gifs! But yes, this sounds really good. I loved her other book, and I think this one will be just as good. Happy reading!!

    My WoW.

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    1. Thanks! I always have so much fun picking the gifs :D
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. This sounds good, I've seen this one around but the more I see it the more it grows on me :)

    My WoW

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