I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
About: 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.
What Yentl Liked: The town in this book is the definition of small town USA. It is a town in the middle of California where nothing very exciting ever happens. Some people there like it and others can’t wait to leave. In the case of Skylar, she wants to go to school after just graduating. Josh, who used to be in the Marines, is back and has no idea what to do anymore. These two become friends and start to realize that Creek View is not so bad and that most people who live there are great.