Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson **Review**
When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional.
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lilly is only a little child when she meets Colton. She's set to babysit him and she's too young to understand why she needs to babysit a child barely a year younger than her. A clumsy moving danger, Lilly loses her chance to remain friends with Colton after a while. She didn't know then that Colton was special, but she find out several years later when they meet again in an art exhibition of his, where she finds out that he has Asperger.
Now at 17 Colton attends her school and is no longer homeschooled. Lilly and Colton immediately connect once again and their friendship only manages to blossom into something more.
It was a really beautiful and sweet journey. I've had this book for a very long time and i always wanted to read it. I'm glad I finally did. As it seems, I truly love this kind of reads. My most favorite book has also a character with Asperger syndrome, so I was certain that i would love Colton. But I have to admit that Lilly also won me. Her character was really well written showing that it may not always be easy and how sometimes it could be a struggle, but she would fight for it and I couldn't help but love the progress of their relationship.
Definitely recommended if you haven't read this one yet!! :))