Author: Amber L. Johnson
Publication Date: June 29, 2014
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.
Wow, what a truly wonderful story! Jumping Puddles surprised me. I thought I was going to get your run of the mill love story, so I wasn’t expecting how beautiful and different it was. This is a pretty short book, only around 120 pages, but man, does it pack a punch.
This book is Lily telling her story of how she fell in love with Colton. It is a heartfelt journey that takes you through many feels.
Lily is such a great girl with a huge heart. Usually the whole being accident prone thing is annoying, but it totally worked for Lily and was actually really funny. Seriously, her patience and love for Colton was so touching and sweet. She saw Colton for who he was, and that made me love her all the more.
Colton … oh, this boy! He is an exceptional artist, and he happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. The author did an amazing job with this aspect of the story. I’ll be honest, I love his bluntness, lack of filter, and the way he is so literal. I can’t help but to be a little in love with Colton myself.
These two, their relationship is absolutely beautiful. It’s no piece of cake and has its struggles, but what relationship doesn’t? It was, however, incredibly easy to feel Lily’s love for Colton. They may have to express their feelings a little differently, but there is no doubt about how deeply they care for each other.
So yes, I loved Puddle Jumping! It’s such a touching story, and definitely a must-read.
“May I come in?” I whispered and he tilted his head to look me over.
“Did you forget something?”
I laughed nervously and took a deep breath. “I snuck in the window. I wanted to see you.”
“You should have used the front door.” He was still just staring at me.
How was I supposed to explain? “I know I should have, but I didn’t want your parents to know I was here. I wanted to see you.”
“You already saw me today.”
It was all I could take. “I wanted to kiss you some more, if that’s okay.”
He smiled. “You should have said that first.”
Puddle Jumping is only 99¢, but is totally worth more than that.