by Sarah Dessen
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Publication Date: May 1st 1998
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
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The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend.
Scarlett was always the strong one.
Halley was always content to follow in her wake.
Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant.
Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it.
Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever. (Goodreads)
Someone Like You is the second book I've read for my Sarah Dessen Readathon, and as it is one of the few books by Sarah that I had not yet read, I was really excited to finally read it. In case you don't know already, I recently started this readathon so that I could read ALL of Sarah's books in order from oldest to newest, in anticipation of her newest release, Once and For All, which is due to release this coming June!
The main character in Someone Like You, Halley was a really sweet girl, but some of the decisions she made throughout the book were completely frustrating. I do realize that this is part of the growing process, and we've ALL been there at one point or another, but it's still hard to read. I absolutely love Halley's relationship with her best friend, Scarlett, whom a good bit of the story revolves around. That strong bond that they have is the kind that everyone wishes for. It was so special, and I really loved it.
The storyline for the book was one that many people will find completely relatable, as it includes things like peer pressure, and a lot of other issues that people face every day. But it's also a story about growing and finding yourself, even when you don't know where you belong. I love that there are books like this in the world, and I hope that people are able to relate to them the way I did.
Overall; I'm thrilled that I finally had time to read Someone Like You! It was an enjoyable read, and now I'm excited to move on to Keeping the Moon, which will be a reread for me!