Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (37) ~ A Gritty Contemporary Romance

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

What am I waiting on?

I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
Releasing February 3rd, 2014 from Henry Holt for Young Readers

Goodreads description:

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. 
 Why am I waiting on it?
This looks like such a me book. YA contemporary romance/realistic fiction that is gritty, romantic, and hopeful? A "shared isolation" that turns into friendship and then into romance? Oh, and words "completely screwed up" and that cover? Yes. Yes to all of it!

That's my WoW this week! What's yours?

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