I really liked Someone Like You. I didn't expect that. I've heard rave reviews about Sarah Dessen but I didn't really believe all that was said about her until I read this book, especially as I hate the cover. It's too pink and horrible for me, but I did enjoy this book very much.
It's the story of two best friends, Scarlett and Halley. Scarlett's boyfriend dies in a motorcycle accident and she later finds out that she is pregnant with his child. Meanwhile, Halley is dealing with her own issues with an overbearing mother and a new relationship.
It's books like these where I really mourn the fact that I've never had a best friend. That special someone that I'm open and honest with, who I share my secrets with and who I would turn to in times of need. I wish I had a Scarlett to my Halley.
I very much liked the friendship between the two girls, the quirkiness of some of the characters (Vlad and Marion), even the struggle between Halley and her mom, which is surprising. I don't normally like the mother-daughter aspect of most books. I thought that Sarah Dessen did a great job of harnessing her inner teenage girl and everything felt right. All in all, this was a surprisingly good read. I will definately look out for more of Sarah Dessen's work.