They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.
We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.
And then he disappeared.
Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.
I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.
He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it feels…familiar.
He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.
This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Holy…pff…I don’t even know where to begin. A Boy Like You is one of those stories where it’s hard to review it without spoiling the plot for new readers. I can tell you that the day Christopher saved Joss’ life, everything changed.
Time has passed and Joss stopped believing in fairytales, dreams, and happiness. There is a harshness to her, and she is just going through the motions. Living her life, without actually enjoying it. It was not easy reading about this girl, and her overall disinterest in life, and people. Her attitude is there to create a distance between her, and people who might care, one that translates well off the pages.
I also admire her attitude in a way, sometimes we should care less about certain things or people in our life. Though cutting it all off is not the answer.
Though that all changes when this boy moves into town. While Joss can’t quite put her finger on it, there is just something about him. He challenges her, pushes her, and he is always there to catch her if she falls. Though Joss pushes back, and the only thing he can’t save her from, is herself.
I have to admit I didn’t know the book was part of a duet going in. So I saw the pages shrinking, and realised there weren’t enough left to tie everything together, therefor while not really a cliffhanger, the unexpected ending took me by surprise.Though in a way I’m also glad we’ll get more of Wes and Joss.
This book is a duet, with A Girl Like Me releasing this summer