Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special.
Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating.
Once friends when they were younger, their bond is cut short due to her accident prone nature and they go their separate ways. Years later, they meet again and Lilly learns that there is something special about the boy she once knew, but she has no idea what it all means. And she’s not sure if she’s ready to find out.
When he walks through the corridor of her school the first day of her senior year, she knows that it’s time to get to know the real Colton Neely. The more she learns, the deeper she falls.
Their friendship grows into love, even as Colton does not express it in words. But one decision threatens to break down the world that Lilly has tried so hard to integrate into and she must figure out if the relationship can survive if they are apart
*bought through Amazon after a friend said it was amazing
After a friend of mine texted me in the middle of the night, ”OMG, you have to read this book!!!” I got up and one clicked. I mean, you know it must be a good book to get a text in the middle of the night from your bestie. Well, she was right. I sat down last night thinking I would read a chapter or two and wound up reading the WHOLE novella. Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson is a perfect little story about a not so perfect love, but who are we to say what “perfect” is.
From the first chapter, to the last word, Lilly comes alive. Written in first person in Lilly’s voice, the love story that might never have happened comes to be told. Colton is the perfectly beautiful boy that is just a little different but the only boy that Lilly feels alive with. Colton has Asperger’s, which is a form of Autism and in Lilly’s eyes this only make Colton EXTRAORDINARY!!!
I have to say that this is a Young Adult Novella that I found well written and amazing to read. Lilly is a strong, passionate senior in high school and instead of losing herself in a boy, she finds herself. With honest, true to life relationships with friends and parents, it was a joy to read about Lilly and Colton falling in love and facing life. I would suggest Puddle Jumping to anyone wanting a good story about love that redefines what love should be. Lilly is a rock star. She is strong and instead of allowing her insecurity and selfish teenager ways to define her, she rises above to find love and to be loved by an extraordinary boy that brings out the hero inside her.
PUDDLE JUMPING by Amber L. Johnson receives 4 out 5 Platypires!!!
Texas hugs and Happy Reading!!!