“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
This week’s most-anticipated pick is a no-brainer for me!
I’ll Meet You There
Author: Heather Demetrios (website | twitter)
Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
Expected publication: February 3, 2015
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.
I’ve already tweeted about this cover, which I love so very much for it’s road-trippy qualities, but honestly, before I even saw it and the synopsis, I was on board because HEATHER DEMETRIOS. Her debut, Something Real,
was one of my favourite books of the year. She writes beautifully and with a lot of honesty, and guys, if you haven’t met my book boyfriend/prom date Patrick Sheldon
yet, get Something Real right now!
Now that I’ve read the synopsis, I know this is going to be one of my most anticipated books of 2015 – I love the fact that Skylar and Josh will meet at work and figure themselves out in the middle of a roadtrip rest stop. I love the fact that Skylar has worked so hard to get out of this tiny town, and they’re going to have to figure out next steps together. I love the fact that the synopsis says that this is a book that doesn’t soften war or adolescence. These are the books that I end up recommending to everyone. I’m very, very hopeful that this could be one of those books.
Are you excited about I’LL MEET YOU THERE? Have you read Something Real or Heather’s jinni book, Exquisite Captive (coming out in October, and super sexy!)? Do you like super-realistic or gritty YA? What’s on your waiting-for list today? Let me know in the comments!
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