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Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
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Mar 05, 2010

really liked it

This book was basically another story about teenagers growing apart from their parents and dealing with teenage issues and being there for your best friend. Halley and her mom had always been close, but then they started getting apart from each other. Her mom sent her to a summer camp, but Halley came back home when she heard her best friend Scarlett had lost her boyfriend (Michael) in a motorcycle accident. Then Halley supports her, but after school begins they get bad news. Scarlett finds out that she is carrying Michael’s baby, and that the baby will never see the father. Halley becomes involved with Macon, a rich bad boy who is everything her parents don't want for her. Together Macon and Halley help Scarlett get out of getting an abortion, and together they wade through Scarlett's pregnancy. Then Halley falls in love with this bad boy Macon, and they both help Scarlett get out of getting an abortion. Then, Macon starts forcing Halley to do things that she doesn’t want to do, and then their relation soon ends. Scarlett started making new friends now with Cameron who is a nerdy boy but cares for others. Then Scarlett decides to keep the baby, and Halley learns that growing up isn’t so easy.

I think this book teaches you to become stronger and teaches you that growing isn’t that easy. Many teenagers and can relate to this book because many teens start breaking away from their parents, their friends become a part of their family, and they start depending on them instead of adults in tough situations. At the end, it taught me that sometimes you can’t always depend on friends during tough situations because you also need adults to help you through tough situations/problems. For example, Scarlett couldn’t depend on her friends too long to help her out during her pregnancy months, because it came to the point where she needed adults to help her out because she needed to see doctors. She also needed to communicate with her mother because it is good to have an adult watch over you because it’s important to stay healthy while you are pregnant.

I think a lot of people can relate to this book with this idea of falling in love with a boy who seems like he is the one, and then find out they just like each for their features and not for each other’s feelings/personality. It teaches you that life isn’t easy, and that falling in love isn’t making up things to have things in common with the person, it’s when you say the truth about who you are and when the person loves you for who you are from the inside.

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March 5, 2010 – Started Reading
March 5, 2010 – Shelved
March 5, 2010 –
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message 1: by Annabelle (new)

Annabelle White That was a veryyy good response! I liked how you showed your opinion about all the issues in the book. Good job Nahimmma.


message 3: by Amelia (new)

Amelia Austern very very good nahima :) i like how you wrote about an issue

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