Someone Like You Book Summary and Study Guide

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   This book is about a teenager named Halley.She is quiet and sweet, with an overbearing mother. She drifted away from her mother suddenly. Her best friend is an out going red head called Scarlett who at the beginning of the summer met the love of her life (Micheal). Unfortunately the day after they got it on he died in a tragic accident.
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   Then Scarlett found out she was pregnant at the same time as Halley started to fall for Micheals best friend, Macon. Macon is a typical bad boy but Halley is convinced she can tame him.
   When Scarlett eventually tells her mum about her pregnancy, her mom freaks out.She wants to force Scarlett to have an abortion but Scarlett really doesn't want to, when she goes to have the abortion she can't go through with it and calls Halley to come pick her up.
The review of this Book prepared by Emma McNulty

Halley and her mom had always been close, but that began to change. Her mom sent her to a summer camp, but Halley comes home when she learns her best friend, Scarlett, has lost her boyfriend in a motorcyle accident. Halley comforts her, but after school begins they get bad news. Although they only had sex once, Scarlett got pregnant, and the father died the next day.

Halley becomes involved with Macon, a rich bad boy who is everything her parents don't want for her. Together Macon and Halley help Scarlett get out of getting an abortion, and together they wade through Scarlett's pregnancy.

When Macon starts pushing her for sex and Halley refuses, things get sticky. After a fight Macon is driving too fast and there is an accident. Halley is almost killed, and after that she doesn't speak to Macon. Months go by and Scarlett is now good friends with Cameron, a nerdy boy who happens to have a very good heart. On the night of prom, Scarlett goes into labor, and the entire high school comes to the hospital. Halley realizes this was what growing up is all about.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael High

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Loving/sexing?    -   bun/oven

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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