Someone Like You - Book Review

Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Started: May 27, 2018 | Finished: June 2, 2018

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Published by Speak on June 1st, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary 
Pages: 304
Book Edition: Ebook
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads


Synopsis:
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. 
Rating: 3.5/5 

My Review:

I liked this one a lot!! I really enjoyed the plot and the friendship between Halley and Scarlett, and seeing how much they supported each other through everything. They were my favourite part of this book by far. I really liked Scarlett as a secondary character, I thought she was great and so strong through everything that she was dealing with.

Now our main character on the other hand, Halley, I had some issues with and that's why the rating on this one dropped a bit. I liked her at times, but other times I really questioned her choices. I didn't like the way she treated her mom like the enemy, although I did find her mom to be extreme at times, I do think Halley overreacted to things sometimes. Maybe it's my age that's making me see Halley's actions as a bit childish because I think if I read this when I was sixteen then maybe I'd feel differently. But I was always a rule follower growing up, so I don't know.

Another thing that I wasn't a fan of was the main relationship between Halley and Macon. I just didn't like Macon at all. Maybe a little at first, but as soon as he started getting all pushy with her in regards to sex then I was all 'boy bye!'. Which I think that was the direction that Sarah Dessen wanted us to feel when dealing with Macon considering what happens in the book in regards to their relationship.

I do really love Sarah Dessen's writing style!! Her books are great summer reads, they are easy to read and the story flows really nicely. I want to read all her books for this very reason, and I'm making it my mission to do so.

What are your thoughts on Someone Like You and Sarah Dessen's books?


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