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.
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Ahh this book was AMAZING!!!!! Could not but the book down. I laughed, cried, and actually yelled at some of the characters while reading. I felt like I was part of their world, like always when reading Ginger Scott!
I got so caught up in reading this book that I didn’t highlight much until near the end! This book is a little different from her other books in that this one has a paranormal element to it. Where we can become heroes with super powers. Some more real than others. Some are just jokes, some are just overcoming obstacles that we may face in this life. Joss Winters seems to have a lot of obstacles and with Wesley Stokes by her side they both are unstoppable! Joss has lost part of her leg and Wesley has some. abilities that are definitely super. But you have to read it to find out what he does have and what he doesn’t! “I can fly” “I’ll be the reason you wake up smiling. That’s hero enough for me.” This second book is more of a rollercoaster ride than the first one was, both mentally and in action! There are so many bad times and many good times for these two main characters, but the bad isn’t done yet for them both! I loved that it is like that in life. We have many ups and downs but it seems like they have more than their fair shares! I love how Ginger Scott puts real obstacles in our paths of life! She is definitely a sports fan. This book is softball and baseball. Joss has to overcome her loss of Wes (or find him) and become a stronger person herself or stay depressed and give up her love of ball after losing part of her leg! She gets some great rehab and becomes even stronger than before. The word “stronger” is both in the literal and figurative sense! Joss is a kick butt sort of girl and it takes a lot to get her down! I want to be her! Joss’s dad has made some serious bad choices and it affects their lives. Joss needs help and she calls her newly reconnected grandmother to help her. Their family life is totally messed up now! Wes on the other hand, doesn’t know what to do with some of his life. But he has his adoptive parents and brothers who love him as well as Joss. He just needs to get his act together. Then something happens to him that I did not see coming and it changes everything! I read this book straight through, neglecting everything that needed to be done at home. Cereal sounds good for dinner. My family can fix that themselves! I needed to finish the book! What I really liked and cried while I read it was the acknowledgments at the end! What she wanted to achieve is what I thought too! That maybe if we had superpowers that this might be what it would look like. I loved all these characters and the sidekicks and the families! They are all part of a big family! These two books will definitely be one that I read time and time again! If you like sports, baseball, softball, prosthetics, amputees playing sports, rehabs, law enforcement officers camping out at your house, guns, super powers, action, high school, superhero stories, than this might be for you!
A Girl Like Me is the second book in Ginger Scott’s Like Us Duet. It picks up where A Boy Like You ends-- with Joss and her life-long pal, Kyle, heading off to find some answers and to find the long-missing Wesley Stokes. “They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save…”—Joss Josselyn Winters might seem to be the picture-perfect damsel in distress, but she is strong. Life has thrown her one heart-achingly bad break after another, and she never taps out. Joss, a recent amputee, makes a remarkable recovery with the help of her family, friends, and her dynamic trainer, Rebecca. While she’ll never feel the same again, the part of her that is missing and keeping her from feeling whole is not her leg, but her soul mate, Wesley Stokes. This mysterious, mystical, young man has been Joss’ superhero, and in A Girl Like Me, she becomes his hero. Joss’ journey to find Wes is also her personal journey to finding answers about her family and her past. Sometimes rewarding and sometimes painful and odd, this journey is amazing and bittersweet. She wants answers, yet she is afraid of those answers. She questions her reasoning, her judgment, and maybe even reality. Her journey is filled with cryptic clues and questions that lead her on a circuitous route to her destination. Along the way, she determines that she doesn’t need someone to save her. Not only can she save herself, she can protect her loved ones. Uncharacteristic of the typical young adult novel, A Girl Like Me is not prettily tied up in a neat package. Ms. Scott has written a wondrous tale with a message. Her ending is realistically messy, but filled with hope, promise and possibilities. Through it all, Joss stays true to herself and her dreams, which include much more than a boy like Wesley Stokes. 4.5 stars