Saturday, March 15, 2008
Book Review #2
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Rating: two stars (out of four)
Halley is a shy girl who has always had the help of her best friend Scarlett to guide her through the many pitfalls of teenage life. But when Scarlett's boyfriend dies, Halley must be the strong one and help Scarlett when she finds out she is pregnant, all the while juggling her crumbling relationship with her mom and her new relationship with Macon, a boy who is known for his reputation and indifference to school.
I liked Scarlett's character, she seemed like the kind of person that I would want to have around. I didn't care for Halley as much, which was interesting, seeing how she was the main character. I found it unrealistic that after years and years of Halley and her mom being the best of buds Halley just goes slightly off the deep end and starts hanging out with questionable people. I didn't care for Macon all that much, he seemed pretty shallow and undeveloped. The only reason I could see Halley falling for him was that she was bored, thought he was mysterious and loved the fact that he would be interested in someone like her. I didn't dislike the book, but at the same time it is not something I would rave on and on about. Parts of the book were very good and had that emotional pull that kept drawing you back to read the next chapter and the next. To me, this book is somewhere in the middle, kind of a take it or leave it.