Ann Sommers is the high school
English teacher at the same school she went to. She also teaches
drama and is in charge of organizing and directing the school play,
Bye Bye Birdie. This play has significant meaning to Ann
after she starred in it with her high school crush. As if she does
not have enough memories spinning around in her head, the main
player in all her memories and fantasies is back in town.
Jason Skyler has
come back to town after leaving to follow his high school dreams.
He is back to help his Grandparents pack up their house and get
ready for their move to Arizona. Skyler cannot believe how much
everything seems the same and it makes him even more nervous about
confronting his past and the woman, Ann, whose heart he broke when
he left to play baseball.
Ann cannot believe that Skyler is
back in town after all these years and especially this year when she
is putting on the play that they starred in together during high
school. She is having a hard time putting her past behind her, even
though she was sure that she had put Skyler behind her. Skyler is
worried about seeing Ann again since they separated on bad terms so
long ago. Ann is as beautiful and kind as he remembered and he
invites her dinner at his Grandparents’. Things heat up between
them and Skyler begins helping with the play to continue to be close
to Ann. Old memories resurface for both of them, but will it be
enough? Can Skyler and Ann find each after so much time has passed?
Bye, Bye Skyler
brings all those old high school
feelings and memories back to the surface as you read. Ann is the
“nice” girl who longs for the boy who she feels is out of her league
and she has spent years attempting to get over the hurt that was
caused in one evening. Skyler is the boy who escaped his small town
to explore his talent and the big world, not realizing what he was
really leaving behind. I was rooting for Ann and Skyler from the
get go. Jet Mykles lets her readers re-experience all the joy and
pain of that heart-wrenching time that we all called high school.
Bye, Bye, Skyler is a fantastic read!