I’m not supposed to be here.
Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath.
I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving.
This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.
Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t.
The world thinks he’s missing.
His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead.
Only I know just how special he is.
I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending.
And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.
Rebecca and I pride ourselves on trying to avoid any spoilers, so if you haven’t read A Boy Like You you should not read this review.
Ginger left us with a cliffhanger in the first Like Us book, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one.
Like Tracy, I was counting down the days to finally learn the fate of Wes and Joss. A Boy Like You was gut wrenching, and I was desperate to finally see the follow up story. I wasn’t a huge fan of Kyle in Boy, but he completely won me over this one. His devotion to Joss is so heartwarming. He matures and he is the unwavering support Joss needed.
There are some things–some of my ugliest parts–that Kyle will always understand best, maybe even better than Wes.
I couldn’t agree more. Kyle stole my heart in this book. His loyalty and friendship to Joss made him a favorite for me. And Joss needed that friendship more than anything throughout the dips and turns in this roller coaster of a book. Like the first book, I never knew where this story was taking us.
Joss’s journey was never easy, and she endures some real heartbreaking moments. I appreciate that it is never sparkles and rainbows; it is raw and realistic. Joss truly learns to be her own hero and not to rely on anyone else to save her. I admired that about her. I also adore how much the relationship with her father changed throughout these two books. You can’t help but cheer for these two to find some sort of peace.
Superheroes aren’t real, and there isn’t any trouble that can be worse than what I’ve already survived.
Joss’s true strength comes out in this book. With every challenge she faces the stronger she becomes and she hits them head on! I agree she becomes her own hero. When we left the first book there were so many unknowns about Wes and luckily this book gives us the answers.
Yes, I was content to finally learn most of Wes’s background and the truth surrounding his abilities. However, I was somewhat disappointed with the closing chapters. There are numerous side stories, and some the events became overwhelming. I felt like Joss and Wes’s relationship got lost. I’m not a reader who needs every question answered, but the ending felt somewhat incomplete.
I agree, there were so many parts to this story. Some storylines that were just touched on and I felt like I needed more. The journey Joss went on to find herself and her strength was undeniable, but I agree their relationship was second and I wanted more. This series is so different from other Ginger Scott books and I loved how I never knew where this story and Joss’s journey was taking me.
I loved the mystery aspect of this one, and agree it has some differences from Ginger’s previous books. However, the emotional aspect and strong family dynamics is something I admire about her books, and this one is no exception. Ginger never fails to pull on my heart strings. I’m hopeful we will see more from this world in the future; there’s no doubt Kyle has a story to tell, and I’d love to see how Joss and Wes are doing.
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.
A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).
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