Today, I’m super excited to kick off our first Book of the Month feature for 2015 with I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios — a fantastic book about growing up, love, PTSD, letting go, art, and so much more. It’s such a rich book, and it has stuck with me long after finishing the last page — and that’s a large part of the reason I chose it for our Book of the Month feature. (I also chose it because there are some great topics for us to feature in some of our upcoming posts).
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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.