My Weekly Read (No. 3) ~ Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

It's Week Three of the 'My Weekly Read' Series!

'My Weekly Read' is a little series where I read a book between Monday and Saturday and then post a review for you all on the Sunday. I'm going to be reading books that I've never picked up before and are relatively unknown so I can introduce you all to some fabulous new books.
Today I'm going to be reviewing Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

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.

I had high expectations for this book, as I'm a huge fan of the authors other books, however I do have to admit I was a tad on the disappointed side. I think had this book been written by another author I would have been impressed, but the minute I see the name Sarah Dessen on the front of a book I immediately believe the story is going to be flawless and I'm sorry to say that this book did not live up to those expectations. Don't get me wrong, it is a great story, but it wasn't what I was expecting.

The protagonist of this story is fifteen year old Halley. I have to admit I was suprised about how much I liked the character. Normally with books like this, it's the secondary characters that are the most exciting but I found that with this book, there wasn't a character I didn't take a liking to. My favourite of the characters in this book has to be Scarlett. She was such a strong female character, and the tackled the issues she was facing was amazing.

I loved the plot of this book. It's so intriguing. I'm a huge fan of books following teen pregnancies as every plot is different and this book was no exception. The idea of the secondary character being the pregnant one rather than the protagonist was amazing, and it's something you don't normally see. Scarlett's pregnancy wasn't in any way portrayed as pitch perfect, which really added to the realism of the story. I also loved how the secondary plots, such as the relationship between Halley and Macon, were also fantastic - it really added to story.

I also liked how pretty much nothing was left open ended. You see too many books where you never actually get to find out the result of half of the events, and this definitely wasn't one of those books.
I would however, love to read a follow up book, following Scarlett's life as a teen mother as I feel that you could easily fill another book with the ups and downs of having a baby at a young age.

Overall, I did enjoy this book, but in my opinion it definitely wasn't one of the authors best. It's a great summer read, and it's the type of book I know I'll be reading again.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Lots of Love

Chloe x

1 comment:

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