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I'll Meet You There

Title

I'll Meet You There

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company, LLC

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9780805097955

Pages

379 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL760L

Topic

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Poverty; Physical disability; Mental illness; Addiction; single mother; death of a parent; death of a father; financial hardship; impoverished family; amputation; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); alcoholism;

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Goodreads Choice Award, 2010, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up; Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

love story; working girl; high school senior; art; collages; taking care of a parent; summer job; Afghanistan; returning from war; survivor's guilt

Diversity Impact

direct

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