Sunday, 29 April 2012

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

I really enjoyed this book :) I think everyone should read it. I read it in just over a day so i cant do the chapter by chapter blog thing, ill just kinda tell the plot and how it relates to me or real life and talk about the themes.
So its about a girl called Halley who has always had her best friend, Scarlett, there for her. Whenever she had problems she would count on Scarlett to cheer her up etc. So when Scarlett's boyfriend is killed (connection to real life- losing someone close to you) and Scarlett falls pregnant with their child (connection to real life- underage pregnancies) Halley must step up to play the role of the caregiver in their friendship, a role she has never had to play before (theme- stepping out of a role to find/ become one's self). The two start learning about pregnancies and stuff and Halley falls for Macon, (connection to real life- falling for someone) a cute boy who is in her p.e class. As Scarlett's pregnancy progresses, so does Halley's and Macon's relationship. At the same time Halley and her mums relationship is falling apart. Throughout the book Halley breaks her mums trust by breaking rules and promises. Her mum forbids her from seeing Macon but Halley doesnt listen and continues to sneak out to see him. One night Halley sneaks out even though her mum tells her that this is the last straw and if she sneaks out her mum will be very disappointed. Halley and Macon have a fight and end up having a crash and Halley is admitted to hospital for a few days. This seems to be the point in the book that Halley realises what she is doing wrong and she apologises to her mum and breaks up with Macon. In the end Scarlett gives birth to a healthy girl and Halley is happy, thinking about her future and who shes become. A classic happy ending :) Overall it was a pretty good book, although i have read better books. I liked that nearly any reader can connect with something going on in the book, whether its falling in love, breaking rules, losing relationships with family or friends, or having to find yourself, or even having to switch roles with someone in a friendship when something big happens. I liked the themes the author portrayed, about Halley having to find herself and stuff. :)

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