Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Title: Someone Like You

Author: Sarah Dessen

Summary From Goodreads:

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.

Personal Review:

There is something about Sarah Dessen… she is a magical enchantress. She weaves a spell over her reader and just tugs you deeper and deeper into her story until you aren’t quiet sure what is reality and what is the world she created and choose to share with you.

Someone Like You was probably the first Sarah Dessen book I ever read. I read it sometime when I was still in college… so like five or six years ago. And that is when my love affair with Dessen books began. I haven’t read them all, but every single one I have read, I have loved. It was so nice to re-read this book and rediscover all the things I loved about it in the first place.

Someone Like You isn’t a love story. It would be easy to think that, because there is love and romance in it. But more than that, this is a story about life. It is about all the things that make up life. Love and friendships and heartbreaks. Realizing that someone isn’t who you thought they were and someone else is even better than you thought they were. It is about falling down and then getting back up again. Making mistakes and living with the consequences. It is about finding out who you are and what is important to you. It is about drawing lines in the sand and standing by them, even when it hurts.

This is a novel that can’t help but touch you to the heart. As you read it, you come to see a part of yourself in the characters. Maybe your life isn’t exactly like Scarlet and Halley’s. But the fight for self-discovery is universal and it is real and it is powerful.

Honestly, I cannot say enough positive things about this book. I recommend that everyone read it!

Rating: 5


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