Sunday, July 26, 2015

Book Review: I’ll Meet You There, by Heather Demetrios

I’ll Meet You There
By: Heather Demetrios
ISBN-10: 0805097953
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Sky works at a motel in small town Creek View, but when Josh returns home, now a scarred soldier who lost his leg fighting in Afghanistan, can Sky help him piece back together the person he used to be?

It contains:

• Profanity (extreme language throughout, with many F-word variants and uses of sh*t, Jesus Christ, godd*mn, p*ssy, d*ck, b*tch, *sshole, d*uche bag, and p*ss)
• Lots of crude sexual references
• Making out and nearly having sex
• A girl gives a boy oral sex (not much description, but this is referenced to a few times)
• Reference to train jumping
• A character suffers from PTSD
• Violent war flashbacks
• Drinking and smoking
• Wearing a skimpy outfit

I’ll Meet You There is a realistic, mature young adult standalone that explores young love and war-related trauma. The characters’ personalities are expertly written so they feel lifelike, but some readers may have a hard time getting past the book’s slow beginning.

Readers who enjoyed I’ll Meet You There might also like Emmy & Oliver, by Robin Benway.

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