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I'll Meet You There

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  14,578 ratings  ·  2,343 reviews
If 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 separating Skylar from art school is three months of summer…until Skylar’s mother loses her job, and Skylar realizes her dreams may be slipping out of reach.

Josh had a different escape
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Sasha Alsberg
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME THERE IS A SECOND BOOK. This one was so good but I want moreeeee! Like I want to know what Josh's future holds!! I WANT MORE! ...more
Emily May
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
It gave me hope: if you could make a beautiful piece of art from discarded newspapers and old matchbooks, then it meant that everything had potential. And maybe people were like collages - no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered.

This book is wonderful in many ways. My only "criticism" (more of an observation, maybe?) is that I honestly don't think it needed to develop into a romance. I loved the characters and their stories. I thought both
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Warning: Prepare yourself for much incoherency and babbling.

Book hangover (n.): When you've finished a book and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you're still living in the world of the book. -- iciclethe828, Urban Dictionary

So, now y'all know how I'm feeling. WHO BROUGHT BACK REALITY? GIVE ME BACK MY SKYLAR AND JOSH No, I'm not fine. A warm hug or fifty would make me feel much better, though.

This book just brought out all of the feelin
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 ++ stars

"How's the Sky today?"

"He tasted like hope and healing. He tasted like the future."

One of the many things I love about goodreads is having friends who understand how exciting it is to find that special, meaningful, add to all your favorite lists kind of book. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, ahhh, I love it! I love books that make me feel a range of emotion, because those are the ones I will remember and come back to. This book is so good, it's one of those you can't
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow, blown away! I can't stop thinking about this story and these characters. So amazing ...more
Jan 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was...a lot.

For some reason, I really don't want to review it at all. I thought I was going to do a mini-review, so I didn't take notes or write down quotes for this or anything. But now, seeing that my Goodreads friends' average rating of this book is 4.15, I feel I need to elaborate.

So bear with me.

The #1 thing that prevented me from giving this book a higher rating? It's an absolute love letter to the (oft-mentioned in my negative reviews) you're not like other girls trope. I mean,
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015, arcs
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Seriously. I just gave a romance novel all 5 Stars. I think that’s a first. I need a second to recover.

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Now before anyone gets all up-in-arms, please note that I rate books for their specific genre and don’t attempt to compare apples to orangutans. And this little apple? Well, it was bright and shiny and without a flaw when it comes to my idea of a nice romantic story.

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Skylar Evans has had one goal her entire life – to get ou
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

Actual rating : 4.5 stars, but rounded up at 5 because the aknowledgments themselves gave me feels, and it hadn't happened since - oh,wait. It never happened before.

Thanks Heather Demetrios for flawed characters whose mistakes feel so real that I can't even hold a grudge. Really. Thank you. I'll Meet You There belongs to the kind of books which remind me that there's a difference between clichés and stereotypes, and let me tell you, I don't give a damn how many clichés a story can contain when
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
"It gave me hope: if you could make a beautiful piece of art from discarded newspapers and old matchbooks, then it meant that everything had potential. And maybe people were like collages- no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered."

If you follow any of my reviews then you know that I am both picky and hard review wise on contemporary novels. I don't usually enjoy them, but when I'm in the mood for them I'm very choosey about what I select. I
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
3.5 stars
I'm trying to be good and reading the books that have been sitting on my shelf since forever rather than buying new ones and going broke - because that's actually something I do a lot sigh; and my sister doesn't let me hear the end of it. I'll Meet You There was one of those books. To be honest, it didn't blow me away like I had hoped; it was however, an enjoyable, quick read. I think I got attached towards the end because I started missing the characters when I finished the book lo
L A i N E Y
*note* this review will be misleading and, at times, confusing so proceed with caution, I guess..?

This book was so primitive. So uncivilized. No manners at all.

How so? Picture a cartoon caveman dragging me by the hair all the way to his cave, THAT was exactly this book to me. Wouldn't let go and I couldn't stop reading ( - just wanted to read a bit in the morning, next thing I knew, it was almost 1.30 in the afternoon. What!?)

Great chemistry between the leads which is a great surprise for me, w
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This book. I read it in one sitting and it immediately became my new favorite. I'll Meet You There is one powerful, touching, emotional, heart-breaking, spirit-lifting, goose bumps-giving story with natural characters and slow burn romance that gave me butterflies. It deals with some harsh topics, but I loved loved loved every single word of this book! Josh and Skylar will always stay dear to my heart.

"I had to tell him we were like a collage. Pieces that could be put back together in a new w
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4.5 Stars


This story has such an authentic feel - the situations, feelings, disappointments, fears, and emotions - with each turn of the page I found myself steadily consumed by these characters and their story.

“...if you could make a beautiful piece of art from discarded newspapers and old matchbooks, then it meant that everything had potential. And maybe people were like collages-no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered.”

Growing up in an
Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨

Why is it that some people in the world get to wake up in beautiful houses with fairly normal parents and enough food in the fridge while the rest of us have to get by on the scraps the universe throws at us? And we gobble them up, so grateful. What the hell are grateful for?

Beautiful, profound, thought-provoking. More than anything I wanted to read something that erased the filth from my prior book. I really didn’t know what I was going to read, which rarely happens to me, but I was determi
Laurence R.
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I've been dying to read this book. AND RIGHTLY SO!

Really, I loved this book. It's the kind that I will have to reread at some point, because I adored it. It made me cry (sob, wail, tear up, name it) and I was a wreck, simply because of how sad the story is. I must admit I wasn't expecting this, since I just wanted another adorable love story to distract me from school, and while it was exactly that, it was also so, so, so much more. It touches subjects I don't usually read about, which i
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. The good and the bad about this book even out. The good was how compulsively readable it was (I don't remember the last book I read in one day) and the ANGST. The bad were the character inconsistencies and the "love is a cure for mental illness" thread that was woven through here. Fans of contemporary will probably really love it, and it's one of the better YA contemporaries I've read recently, but it still had a lot of flaws. ...more
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: close-to-5-stars
“And maybe some people are like collages - no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered.”

[4.5 ⭐️]

This book was such a treat to read. I was intrigued by it as soon as I read the synopsis and I immediately bought myself a second hand copy of it.
Best money I could’ve spent.

The story isn’t an easy one. Our main characters, Skylar and Josh, are individually dealing with the aftermath of some changes that occurred in their lives and they’re trying t
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75-4 Stars!!


“I’ll Meet You There” is a beautiful, touching, wonderfully written story with many interesting themes such as love, life, friendship, grief and also some harsh topics. It’s a book that will make you feel and think, with two endearing main characters that for sure will make you root for them and a great love story.

Skyler just graduated and all she wants is to escape from her small town, Creek View, California. She wants more, she wants to experience new things, to meet new people,
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books

I Highly recommend this book.

I picked up this book after reading the review of a friend. I have to say her Review was spot on.

Some books are just fun and light, some stay with us after we read them, some terrify us, some touch us, some we can relate to, some take us to far away places and some contain magic.This book, although not magical in nature, transported me from Los Angeles to a small town in California. I felt I was living there with them. This book - well I could relate to some of it.
Danielle (Love at First Page)
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios is a triumph. An inspiring, heartbreaking, uplifting, incredible triumph of the human soul and its capacity for perseverance and for love. I had little doubt I would connect to it, considering I gave her debut Something Real a rare 5 stars, but the absolute perfection of it still takes my breath away. No, it's not an easy book to swallow, and at times it's gut-wrenching, yet it's one of the most hopeful I've ever read. Reminds me of The Sea of Tranquility ...more
Kathe L
"Up there, I could see how Creek View had finally taken its proper place within the geography of us. It wasn't quicksand or an insurmountable mountain, and it wasn't Afghanistan, with its poppy fields and bombs. It was just a place - a part of me, a part of Josh, yes, but not big enough to define us. Not small enough to forget about. Together, it would be easy to map out new territory. A little bit closer to the stars, anything seemed possible."

You know those books you finish and you realize you
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
4 stars

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This book. It felt so real: the characters, the setting, their situations, the slow build romance. It gave me the flutters, the grins, the swoons. Some quotes were epic 5 star moments.

Of course there is a huge BUT! Let's just say some characters had their flaws which I just couldn't overlook. Overall a great read if you are looking for realistic YA. Also I think this is the type of book when I think an epilogue would have ruined it.

Jaime Arkin
You all know how hard it is to write a meaningful review for a book that you absolutely loved right? Well, that’s the boat I find myself in with this one.

I was late to the Heather Demetrios party with Something Real … and I was positive after reading it that I would never be late to her amazing words again, and when I had the opportunity to grab this one I did so immediately and I’m pretty sure this is going to be among my top reads of the year.

Skylar Evans lives in a dead end of a town, and s
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Initial Review: Darn that was good. Like really good. Like I want to read it again. Like what is life. Review to be posted when (if) I come down from this state of bliss.

Read the full review @ A Perfection Called Books

Why do I judge books before I read them? It kills me that I do this. I need to stop. Starting this book was done begrudgingly as it's a contemporary with a somewhat "rough" aspect to it. I thought this book would be dreadfully sad and in your face about the tragic stuff. I was woef
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gr_awards_2015, 2016
3.5 to 4

A simple story but enjoyable. Lots of emotion, introspection, and growing up. At times I found myself talking back to the book, urging characters to take certain actions, etc. Anytime I am invested enough to talk to a book it is a sign that it is probably good.

This book will have extra interest for those from military families. There is a lot in here about how war affects and changes people. Based on the afterward, it sounds like this is something the author has taken very seriously.

It i
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars



”With Josh, it felt inevitable. Only a matter of time.

This a well written slow building story of a young war vet and a girl who is hell bent on getting out her small town of Creek View, California. Skylar has just graduated but sadly her mother takes this opportunity to fall apart while Josh Mitchell returns from the military and the two keep gravitating towards one another.

”I’d become tidal, the current of my want pushing me toward him, pulling me
WOW. This book was one heluva ride. It had me laughing and sniffling... I was basically just a huge mess reading this book. I read this book in one sitting because it's one of those books that you just don't wanna stop reading until the very last page. I read Demetrios' Something Real about a year ago, and while I really enjoyed that one, I loved this one more in every aspect. Honest characters, super atmospheric and touching, I know this is a story I won't be forgetting in a long time. ...more
Paula M
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it

This book is so beautiful it makes my heart ache. I’ve been feeling a lot while I was reading it and it was just…. Too much.


This is my first from Heather Demetrios and certainly won’t be the last. Her words freakin slays! It really seeps into my skin. That’s how good she is. There’s only two authors that makes my heart ache with their words. First is Rainbow Rowell, second is Jodi Lynn Anderdson and now ladies and gents, I have a third.

I was a bit suspicious with this book since
Loved this💕💕💕5+/5 STARS

Compulsively readable, and completely absorbing. Skylar and Josh's Story is now one of my favorites. I wanted to be reading this all the time, even if I only had like 60 seconds where I could read, I would be reading this, it was that good. This story just felt so authentic, and so moving. Just read it, Okay!!!
Oh. My. Gosh.

I'll Meet You There is everything I wanted AND MORE.

My heart hurts. Please, do yourself a favor and read this. Without a doubt, it's one of my Top 5 reads of 2015.

I've read more contemporaries than any other genre, and I'm very picky about them too. So if this one stands out, it needs to be read.
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Heather Demetrios is a critically acclaimed author, writing coach, and certified meditation teacher. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN America Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her novels include Little Universes, I’ll Meet You There, Bad Romance, as well as the Dark Caravan fantasy series: Exquisite Captive, ...more

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