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Review: Someone Like you by Sarah Dessen

Someone like you by Sarh Dessen

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.


This is less a review and more a fan girl waffle on about why I love Sarah Dessen.

I picked up this book because I was struggling to get through books and I needed something to kick start my reading habits again and Sarah Dessen is my go-to-girl for that sort of book. This book like her others are perfect girly summery reads which I find myself flying through. I find them effortless to read and after finishing reading them I'm left with that lovely gooey feeling of general niceness.

What I particularly enjoyed about this book was the friendship between the two girls Halley and Scarlett. I enjoyed seeing that wondeful best friend relationship between the two of them and seeing how they depended upon one another through think and thin. The relationship those girls have is the kind of relationship I craved as a teenager but never seemed to find amongst the girls I went to high school with.

My favourite scene has to be the prom scene towards the end. I thought it was really funny and loved seeing the lengths Halley was willing to go to keep Scarlett happy.

I also enjoyed the moral behind this book especially when looking at the relationship Halley develops with her boyfriend Macon. I thought it gavve a really good message about being comfortable in a relationship and what you are willing to do and when for the other person.

All in all a fab read which I really enjoyed.


I know I've read this but it was kind of a while ago and it didn't make as much of an impression as This Lullaby or The Truth About Forever for me. I might want to reread it to notice the lovely friendship you mention.
I think this was the first Sarah Dessen I read and while I thought it was sweet, I wasn't rushing out to buy anymore. I do think the friendship between the two girls was lovely though. I want a best friend like that.
I love Sarah Dessen so much! I actually think this one is my least favourite of hers though - I have no idea why!
Anya said…
Sounds amazing! My friend is always trying to get to read Sarah Dessen!