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.
- Original Title:A Boy Like You (Like You #1)
- Author:Ginger Scott
- Rating:8.52 / 10
- Publisher:Published March 3rd 2017
I’m not sure which one of us invented the races—Taryn or me. But we run them together. They are ours. When the bell sounds at 3:20 every afternoon, there’s a sprint to the wooden gate in the alley leading to my back yard.
My house is the perfect place for them. I live on the last street, in the last neighborhood, before the rows of corn and cotton begin. My yard is at least twice the size of most of the others in south Bakersfield. It also slopes up maybe eight feet at the end. Daddy says they built the berm to keep the dirt from the farms out of our neighborhood.
I think they built it for racing.
It’s hot outside, but I know that won’t slow anyone down. I bet we’ll have more kids at my house today than we’ve had all year; maybe even the entire third grade will come. It’s the final week of school—only two days left. Everyone in Bakersfield is ready for summer. The pools don&...