Monday, May 18, 2009

Review: Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Summary from Barnes and Noble:
Halley has always followed in the wake of her best friend, Scarlett. But when Scarlett learns that her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident, and that she's carrying his baby, she's devastated. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Though their friendship may be tested by the strain, like a true friendship, it will endure.

Another Dessen book! And of course, I enjoyed it. Most of this book was read by a pool in sunny Las Vegas, which certainly didn't hurt!

A lot of this story was about Halley's relationship with a 'bad boy' named Macon. I was torn between liking him and feeling like he was wrong for her. Scarlett's pregnancy as a high school student was interesting to read about as well. Not much else to say about it, except that it was a good read. I really like Sarah Dessen's books, and think they're great for young women.

Rated: 4/5


  1. Oi eu sou o Breno!
    gostaria que você observasse como está sendo tratado o meio ambiente em Santa Catarina, Brasil.

    Vamos Juntos Protestar!

  2. There are some books in life that you can remember, whether it be a short, fleeting chapter, or perhaps a line. Someone Like You is a great example of that. You won't be able to forget the heartwarming characters, Scarlett and Halley, as they experience an event in high school that should be rare but is in fact very common. When Scarlett's boyfriend dies in a motorcycle accident, she and Halley mourn together. But then Scarlett finds out she is carrying his child, and decides to keep the baby. She turns to Halley for support, and after years of being supported by Scarlett, Halley agrees to stand by her best friend, for better or for worse.