12 April 2012

Someone Like You

Reviewer: Kelsey
Author: Sarah Dessen
Pages: 281
Format: Paperback
Rating: 9 out of 10

Summary (GoodReads): 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. Their friendship may bend under the weight, but it'll never break--because a true friendship is a promise you keep forever.

My Take: For me this book hit far too close to home so I, of course, can relate to the story but you readers should know that things like this actually do really happen. I don't believe that I have ever related more to situations or characters. For the point of understand me, I'm Halley. It was very helpful to know that even though this is a work of fiction, people out there get it and they get you.

Some points during this novel scared me. I worried about some decisions that Scarlett might make. I think that I even yelled at thepages of the book a few times hoping that she would hear me and make the best choices. My parents think that I'm mental.

If you have ever read a Sarah Dessen novel before, you should stand up right now, log of your computer, phone, or Iwhatever and go buy one. Her novels are some of if not the best books that I have ever read. I own them all and have read them multiple times. I even already reviewed one of her novels (I think in October, check it out!). Her novels are always thebest combination of finding your true self, growing friendships, and young loves that make we wish I was a character in these books. Many of her characters go through so much but end up so happy. It's what every girl wants without losing the empowerment...feminist all the way ☺. You should really look into her novels is what I'm trying to say...Right now. Go.


  1. I love Sarah Dessen. She's in my top three favorite authors. I don't think the woman can write a bad book *knocks on wood.*

    That being said, I loved your review and this is one of the only two Sarah books I haven't read. So I'm going to get on that ASAP.

    Thanks for reviewing Sarah and giving her more exposure.

  2. I love her too. She takes up a pretty good chunk of my shelf. I'm glad I'm not the only one! - Kelsey


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