Sunday, 24 March 2013

Review: Someone like you, by Sara Dessen

This is a book that I read a year or so ago, but I recently re-discovered it. Sara Dessen is one of my favourite authors- I have every single one of her books. She writes love stories, but they aren't always about the happy ending. It's about the journey and how the characters grow. This, for me, is what makes her writing so appealing. It depicts that delirium of happiness that comes with love, but is also realistic; she shows that love doesn’t always have a happy ending.

Someone like you is exactly like that. Halley is the loyal best friend. She and Scarlett are sisters, more than friends; they depend on each other just like family should do. People know Scarlett as the flamboyant one, and Halley as a quiet sidekick. One summer changes their life completely. They are introduced to a new world and Scarllet falls in love. But the story isn't about this; it's about the year after that beautiful summer. Scarlett’s love is killed in a accident and she finds out that she is carrying his child. For the first time Halley is the one that needs to be strong and flamboyant. But she has found her own love story to take part in. It’s a story about falling in love, but more importantly, it’s a story about growing up.

1 comment:

a bird`s daily life said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

xoxo

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