Thursday, May 19, 2011

Someone Like You

Someone Like You
Sarah Dessen
281 pages
Publisher: Speak

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Halley and her mother have a perfect mother-daughter relationship... at least until the end of the summer when things start changing.  A class mate, Michael, dies tragically two weeks before school starts again.  Halley's best friend Scarlett then discovers she's pregnant with Michael's baby and she's determined to have it and keep it.  Halley supports Scarlett 100% but in the meantime gets herself a boyfriend, Macon, who is, for a lack of a better term, a bit of a loser.

There was nothing remarkable about the plot, but for some reason I really enjoyed this book.  I don't know how Sarah Dessen does it - she writes books that I love but I don't really know why I love them!
Scarlett was a great character, probably the best in the book.  She knew what she wanted and even though her pregnancy was causing her grief after grief, she stuck to her guns. Overall, Someone Like You was quick and very enjoyable read for me.  Still, for the unremarkable plot and huge cliche ending, this book gets four instead of five stars from me.

PS:  My PaperBackSwap copy was an RWAP because of some water damage.  It's free on my shelf with any other order.

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