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I'll meet you there /

by Demetrios, Heather [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.Edition: First Edition.Description: 388 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780805097955 (hardback); 0805097953 (hardback).Other title: I will meet you there.Subject(s): Coming of age -- Fiction | Family problems -- Fiction | Love -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Amputees -- Fiction | People with disabilities -- Fiction | Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction | Teenagers -- Fiction | Afghan War, 2001- -- Veterans -- Fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Amputees -- Fiction | People with disabilities -- Fiction | People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction | Hotels -- Juvenile fiction | California -- FictionSummary: Skylar Evans, seventeen, yearns to escape Creek View by attending art school, but after her mother's job loss puts her dream at risk, a rekindled friendship with Josh, who joined the Marines to get away then lost a leg in Afghanistan, and her job at the Paradise motel lead her to appreciate her home town.
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<p>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 everworked for is on the line.<br> 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.<br> 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.</p>

Skylar Evans, seventeen, yearns to escape Creek View by attending art school, but after her mother's job loss puts her dream at risk, a rekindled friendship with Josh, who joined the Marines to get away then lost a leg in Afghanistan, and her job at the Paradise motel lead her to appreciate her home town.

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He's just returned from a tour in Afghanistan with one less leg and survivor's guilt. She's counting down the days until she can leave her "blink town" for art school. Nineteen-year-old Josh and eighteen-year-old Skylar find solace in each other's company and develop a complicated relationship. The intimate, vivid dialogue and multilayered characters immediately draw readers into this emotional story. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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