contemporary DNF realistic fiction romance young adult
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Author: Heather Demetrios Publishing Date: February 3rd, 2015 Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance, realistic fiction Page ...
Publishing Date: February 3rd, 2015
Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance, realistic fiction
Page Count: 388
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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 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 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.
A lot of respectable bloggers on Goodreads rated this book 4 or 5 stars. I read so many reviews where people would say that contemporary romances were not their thing, but this book was amazing. Well, contemporary romances are my thing, and I thought this book was a flop.
I had to DNF this one at about 50 pages. The story opens up with this raging party in a dying dusty small town off highway 99. Everyone is in short shorts and tank tops and stilettos. They're all getting drunk, getting high, hooking up, or slurring the lyrics to a Lincoln Park song. But not our main character- Skylar. No. She is above all that. She is the only person over 16 who is still a virgin. She's never gotten drunk. She wears converse. The marine love interest is a 19 year old who's come back from the Afghanistan (because of his leg being blown off) and he has this reputation of being the guy who screwed all the girls and was the loudest at all the crazy parties. He's the man! the myth! THE LEGEND!
Aannnnd I wasn't feeling it. All the unnecessary constant bombardment of curses, all the cliches.... not my thing at the moment. Perhaps it gets better and deeper as the story progresses. And I might try to read it another time, but right now I'm kind of disappointed.