I’ll Meet You There – By Heather Demetrios
Where do I start with this book? If I could give it more stars than 5 out of 5 I would. From the cover design to every emotion packed chapters, this booked had me up at the wee hours still reading. Now that I have discovered Heather Demetrios writing style, I’m eager to read more of her books.
So… let me tell you about this book. The story stars off at a high school graduation party in Creek View, California. The typical Creek View girl would have a double wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and a dead end job at a fast food chain to look forward to after graduation but, not Skylar Evans. She has a 4.0 GPA and a full ride to art school come fall. The only thing separating her from her dream of art school, is her reality in Creek View.
Skylar Evens deals with the harsh realities of living below the poverty line, a mother that’s more like a child, a best friend with a baby, and falling in love with a boy who’s just as broken as she is. Through working at the aptly named Paradise Motel, Skyler meets Josh. Josh, has just returned for fighting in Afghanistan, missing a leg from an IED. His PTSD, and her troubles at home, put them both in an isolated state only the other is able to reach.
Their story is a powerful experience of the empathy felt for those we love.
I recommend this book to readers who also like the works of John Green as the style is very similar.
5 out of 5 stars!