Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

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12 Critic Reviews

Realistic portrayal of contemporary teens and their moral challenges breathes fresh life into well-worn themes of rebellion and first love.
-Publishers Weekly

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.
 
* “Dessen has written a powerful, polished story.”—School Library Journal, starred review
 
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Dreamland
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
That Summer
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye
 

About Sarah Dessen

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Sarah Dessen is the author of seven previous novels for young adults, including the "New York Times" bestseller "Just Listen," She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
 
Published May 11, 2004 by Speak. 292 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Someone Like You
All: 12 | Positive: 12 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Good

Realistic portrayal of contemporary teens and their moral challenges breathes fresh life into well-worn themes of rebellion and first love.

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HSJ

Good
on Oct 12 2012

This book is undoubtedly one of the best books I've read and I'd gladly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good "life situation" book.

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Sycamore Reviews

Excellent
on Jun 27 2010

Without preaching or posturing, Dessen has written a powerful, polished story.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

I encourage every teenage girl to read Someone Like You.

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Teen Ink

Good

This Book is always having new exciting events that make the audience agree or disagree with the character, that makes the reader feel as if the book was real life.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

Someone Like You is by far one of Dessen’s best works.

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Teen Ink

Good

This book is a moving story so if you like books that are realistic fiction and about teenagers in the world then you'll love the book Someone like You.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
on Apr 23 2010

For those of you who enjoy thrilling, emotional, and exciting books, maybe even “chick books,” this book is a great read!

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Teen Ink

Good

I recommend this book to everyone who wants to read something “in between”, because even though it isn’t very famous or thick, it includes amazing feelings which do even some biggest classics not do.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

Take this book to your recommendations and I assure you that you won't be able put this book down.

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Teen Ink

Excellent

Someone Like You is one of the many books in the romance genre that are intriguing and relatable. Not only do I recommend this book, but I recommend Sarah Dessen, the author, as well.

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The Overflowing Library

Good
Reviewed by kirsty at the overflowing library on Jun 29 2012

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.

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