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17 August 2009 @ 06:44 pm
#55 Someone Like You  
Title: Someone Like You
Author: Sarah Dessen
Genre: Realistic fiction
Date Started: August 14th
Date Finished: August 15th
Page Count: 281 (REREAD)
Total Page Count: 12819
Summary: (from Amazon) Quiet Halley and popular Scarlett have been friends for years. They balance each other perfectly- until the beginning of their junior year. Then, Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident; soon after, she learns that she is carrying his baby. For the first time, 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.
Reason for Reading: The movie How To Deal (2003?) is a mix of this book and Sarah Dessen’s That Summer. I saw the movie ages ago and really liked it, so I bought this two-in-one Someone Like You + That Summer book. While I have TECHNICALLY read it before, it was like five years ago and I don’t really remember much. Anyway, I grabbed it out of my closet before vacation because I needed some books to read.
Opinion of Book: I enjoyed it. It’s interesting reading it again after seeing the movie though, because it seems like one half of the story is missing. It makes me want to rent the movie again.
Favorite Quote: “There are some things in this world that you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you’ve carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.” (p. 197)
 
 
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