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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Someone Like You-Sarah Dessen @ 6:47 AM


Life is an ugly, awful place not to have a best friend.

Synopsis (from back of book):

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.

Review:

Description in one word: Meaningful

This is the first Sarah Dessen book that I've ever read, and I'm definitely not surprised to say that it was excellent, taking into consideration all of the reviews out there about her books. The relationship between Halley and Scarlett was strong, no doubt, and the situations that they got each other through were very plausible to happen in the real world. I could almost always feel what Halley was feeling throughout the book, and Sarah Dessen did a great job.

The idea of this book was very unique, and when I heard about it from a friend, I was destined to read it. There definitely are other books out there with a similar plot, but this particular one was extraordinary.

Someone Like You was a book that dealt with a death of a loved one, a new boy, and the pregnancy of a 16-year old. In the midst of all that, and looking even deeper, it was about the loving relationship of two best friends, and finding where you fit in with that person.

Although this book was quite predictable at times, I would definitely recommend it for a quick and enjoyable read.

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~Kaylee