Publisher: Entangled Teen on January 7, 2014
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When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods (vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn't happen) are more traditional, but who is she to judge?
Nate doesn't tell her why he's in her garage, and she doesn't tell him what she's running from. Soon, Hanley's trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate's recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn't sure which is worse: that she's harboring a fugitive, or that she's in love with one.
“‘I appreciate the apology.’ It’s not quite forgiveness or acceptance, but it’s true. ‘Good. Because I mean it.’ He reaches up and tucks my hair behind my ear. ‘You’re kind of important to me.’ ‘You’re kind of important to me, too.’”
Where You’ll Find Me was a great debut novel for Erin Fletcher. It told the story of a girl who found a boy living in her garage. Regardless of how sketchy that may sound, the two of them ended up growing pretty close, and there weren’t many questions about why he was in the garage. That was the only thing that disturbed me about this novel. Hanley, our leading lady, was a little too okay with some random boy being in here garage for me. Hanley was a self proclaimed rebel. She didn’t like living under her parent’s thumb, and that was something that I ccan relate to a bit. Nate was the boy living in her garage. He was running from something that I’m not going to spoil, but he definitely had a back story. The two of them together made a cute couple, regardless of their less than normal beginnings. There was actually somewhat of a plot in this novel, which is rare for contemporaries. The drama with Nate and what he was running for definitely made the novel more interesting, and there were some unexpected discoveries that happened, which made the novel intriguing to read. The characters were also very well developed, which is always a plus. They had pasts and layers, and reasons that they acted the way that they did. Overall, Where You’ll Find Me was an exceptional novel about a boy running from his past and a girl willing to let him in.