Series: Like You #1
Published by Self-Published on 03/03/2017
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.
Ginger Scott has outdone herself once again. A Boy Like You is such a well-developed story starring a cast of characters that everyone can find a little bit of themselves in. Rich with complex relationships and thought-provoking scenarios, this young adult romance will keep you engaged cover to cover and will leave you anxious with its compelling ending.
Let’s start with Joss; what a badass chick this girl is. The self-proclaimed tomboy, coach’s daughter, with a competitive take no shit nature. I loved her. Her tough-as-nails demeanor was beautifully contrasted by her I’m-still-daddy’s-girl-please-ask-me-to-the-dance inner thoughts. She came off brash and wild but one closer look and you see a girl with a broken heart fighting to stay afloat.
And Wes, her perfect balance. Steadfast with a quiet intensity, it was so easy to fall for this boy. This beautiful and kind boy who just leaps at you from the pages. His story is another that makes your heart ache but you can’t help but smile and feel hopeful because of his confidence and unwavering composure.
On the surface, this story is about a boy and a girl who fall in love, yes? Well, not entirely. What I love best about Ginger Scott’s novels is that you don’t always get what you think you’re going in for. You get so much more, most times without even knowing it. Yes, this is YA romance, done very very well might I add. But it is also a story about real life situations that are relatable and Ms. Scott writes the hell out of them. Themes of family, depression, grief, first-love, and self-actualization are all present here, delicately woven together with the plot and character growth that brings us a powerful and memorable story.
I definitely recommend A Boy Like You. Readers will especially enjoy this young adult romance for its convincing representation of teen characters and genuine and relatable themes and scenarios.