A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Heather DEMETRIOS
Publisher: Henry Holt
Year Reviewed:: 2016
Review: Her mom loses her job just when Skylar thought attending art school in the city was within reach -- she has a scholarship, after all. But mom has started drinking again and needs her help. Escaping this dead-end small-town life now seems less and less possible. Josh's dream escape via the Marines turns nightmarish when he loses his leg in Afghanistan. Both work at the Paradise Motel along the dusty highway at the edge of town, and take turns narrating the tale as they work through their disappointment, edge into romance, and try to figure out how to make something of their lives.