My Review: A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott

My Review:  A Girl Like Me by Ginger ScottA Girl LIke Me by Ginger Scott
Publication Date: May 26, 2017
Genres: Young Adult
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I’m not supposed to be here.

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.

My Review

A Girl Like Me by Author Ginger Scott is book two in the Like Us Duet.  It is not a standalone and should only be read after A Boy Like You.

“…you’ll never be at peace until you’ve turned over every rock in your journey.”

When I began reading A Girl Like Me, I was already on edge, pondering what was to come and hopeful that my what I conjured in my mind from book one was possible. I felt like I had prepared myself for whatever the outcome, but I had not.

I am the girl who wants to dive over the edge, the girl who demands to taste the wild side—and when I feel it’s close, I let it take me completely.

This was a complete masterpiece of YA literature.  From Chapter One until The End, I was engulfed in a story that had me wrapped around its little finger.  Reading the words made me feel excited, hopeful, scared, angry.  I went through so many emotions and was completely undone.  The suspense had me strung tight.  The information overload was exciting and invigorating, launching a series of questions to form that churned again and again in my head.  I needed all the answers!

This is that rare moment where a girl and a boy are ready for something, in a way it was probably always supposed to be. Those other times, those other boys—those were all regrets now, because this…this is special.

I love that this book displayed characters with great strength and fortitude.  Wes and Joss continued to be individuals that enchanted me.  Not only this, but their ability to look adversity in the face and overcome it, in spite of the obstacles, was inspirational.

Wes Stokes means more than anything ever has, other than my own dreams. And right now, the two run parallel.

There was also a special component to this story that was so different than anything I’ve ever read from Ginger Scott, and let me just tell you that she excelled in her writing.  I was in awe of the storyline that was crafted in such a clever manner and encompassed a world of hopes and dreams in the time of one’s existence.  It brought about a sweet, passionate, and all-consuming love that outsmarted fate

“I know you don’t need a hero, Joss. You are the strongest person I know. Even so, I can’t help myself. I never could. And not because someone told me I was supposed to, either.”

Exquisite, surreal, and awe-inspiring, A Girl Like Me showcased a boy and girl who became a young woman and young man that defied the odds and made their own story.   It was the read of a lifetime.

“I’ll be the reason you wake up smiling. That’s hero enough for me.”

5 Stars

About Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult
romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How
We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild
Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she
often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot
quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has
been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than
15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors,
scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work,
visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a
baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce
Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona
Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college
sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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