Someone like you / by Sarah Dessen.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Halley's junior year of high school includes the death of her best friend Scarlett's boyfriend, the discovery that Scarlett is pregnant, and Halley's own first serious relationship.
    • Notes:
      Wilson's Junior High School.
      School Library Journal starred.
      Notable/Best Books (A.L.A.).
      Publisher's Weekly.
      Booklist.
      Young Adult Follett Library Resources.
      Young Adult.
    • ISBN:
      0670877786
    • Accession Number:
      97036437
    • Accession Number:
      eths.3230
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DESSEN, S. Someone like you. [s.l.] : Viking, 1998. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 26 maio. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Dessen S. Someone like You. Viking; 1998. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05805a&AN=eths.3230&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed May 26, 2019.
    • APA:
      Dessen, S. (1998). Someone like you. Viking. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05805a&AN=eths.3230&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dessen, Sarah. 1998. Someone like You. Viking. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05805a&AN=eths.3230&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Dessen, S. (1998) Someone like you. Viking. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05805a&AN=eths.3230&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 26 May 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dessen, S 1998, Someone like you, Viking, viewed 26 May 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Dessen, Sarah. Someone like You. Viking, 1998. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05805a&AN=eths.3230&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dessen, Sarah. Someone like You. Viking, 1998. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05805a&AN=eths.3230&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dessen S. Someone like you [Internet]. Viking; 1998 [cited 2019 May 26]. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05805a&AN=eths.3230&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 May 1998

Gr. 7^-12. As in her popular first novel, That Summer (1996), Dessen has a perfect ear for the immediate daily details of a middle-class teenager's home, school, job, party scene--the elemental push and pull of family and friends. In this story, Halley has always been the "perfect daughter," but the year she turns 16, she breaks from her domineering mother, attracted by Macon, a wild, dangerous boy who takes her where she's never been. Should she sleep with him? Her best friend, Scarlett, says no, not until Halley is sure Macon loves her. Then Scarlett turns out to be pregnant--the condom "came off," the boy is dead in an accident--and she refuses an abortion. There is a lot going on, and this novel is not as tautly written as the first one. The metaphors are overstated and contrived, especially the "Grand Canyon" between Halley and her mother. Halley's boyfriend remains vague, even in the love scenes, not only because she doesn't know much about him but also because, like all the males in the story (including Halley's dad), he's only there as background to the women's conflict. The exciting center of the story is Halley's relationship with Scarlett: here Dessen gets it exactly right, from the scenes at the cash register in the supermarket where they work to the candid treatment of Scarlett's pregnancy. Month by month Halley supports her friend through the discomfort and the drag. The climax of the book is the joyful birth scene, when the women are there with Scarlett--Halley, her mother, and Scarlett's mother--all strong and loving together for their newborn girl. The book title fits: many teenage girls will find themselves in this story. ((Reviewed May 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 June 1998

Gr. 7^-12. As in her popular first novel, That Summer (1996), Dessen has a perfect ear for the immediate daily details of a middle-class teenager's home, school, job, party scene--the elemental push and pull of family and friends. In this story, Halley has always been the "perfect daughter," but the year she turns 16, she breaks from her domineering mother, attracted by Macon, a wild, dangerous boy who takes her where she's never been. Should she sleep with him? Her best friend, Scarlett, says no, not until Halley is sure Macon loves her. Then Scarlett turns out to be pregnant--the condom "came off," the boy is dead in an accident--and she refuses an abortion. There is a lot going on, and this novel is not as tautly written as the first one. The metaphors are overstated and contrived, especially the "Grand Canyon" between Halley and her mother. Halley's boyfriend remains vague, even in the love scenes, not only because she doesn't know much about him but also because, like all the males in the story (including Halley's dad), he's only there as background to the women's conflict. The exciting center of the story is Halley's relationship with Scarlett: here Dessen gets it exactly right, from the scenes at the cash register in the supermarket where the girls work to the candid treatment of Scarlett's pregnancy. Month by month Halley supports her friend through the discomfort and the drag. The climax of the book is the joyful birth scene, when the women are there with Scarlett--Halley, her mother, and Scarlett's mother--all strong and loving together for their newborn girl. The book title fits: many teenage girls will find themselves in this story. ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 1998

In this novel whose first person voice is remarkable for its authenticity, high school junior Halley tells of her first serious relationship, her ignorance over the details of sex, and her fascination with her best friend's pregnancy. Dessen has a unique talent for distilling character in a few biting words, and she uses her sharp sense of humor to make her points without mawkishness.Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 1998 #4

In this novel whose first-person voice is remarkable for it authenticity, Dessen more than fulfills the promise of her first book, That Summer (rev. 11/96). A great deal happens to Halley during her junior year in high school. Her best friend, Scarlett, becomes pregnant, a not-unheard-of event-"but for girls like us, like Scarlett, these things didn't happen. And if they did it was taken care of in secret, discreetly, and only rumored." Uncharacteristically, Scarlett decides to keep the baby. Halley falls in love with Macon, handsome and dangerous and one more secret she keeps from her mother, a psychologist who has written books describing the ideal relationship she has with her daughter. Halley thinks back to the summer before when she and her family had traveled to the Grand Canyon, a metaphor for the distance that has since opened up between her and her mother. The adults-Halley's controlling mother and her sympathetic but ineffectual father, Scarlett's childlike mother Marion-are drawn with as much care and (unusual in young adult novels) affection as the adolescent characters. Familial ties are strong. When Macon pressures her to have sex, Halley discovers that the values her parents have taught her are not that easy to brush aside. "We didn't talk or laugh as much anymore....Everything had narrowed to just going to his house, parking out by the lake and battling for territory while arguing about trust and expectations. It was like dealing with my mother." Dessen has a unique talent for distilling character in a few biting words, and she uses her sharp sense of humor to make her points without mawkishness. The penultimate scene, in which Scarlett heads straight from the junior prom to the hospital to have her baby, incorporates what seems to be a cast of thousands, including a Boy Scout troop and Marion with a group of faux-medieval revelers. It has a farcical quality about it that seems out of place in this otherwise solidly realistic narrative. But this is a minor quibble. The book hits home, from Halley's first serious relationship, to her ignorance over the details of sex ("I wasn't very clear on the logistics"), to her fascination with Scarlett's pregnancy. Adolescent girls will readily identify with Halley and will appreciate the book's honest explication of the things they really want to know. n.v. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Magazine Reviews

PW Reviews 1998 May #3

Dessen's realistic portrayal of contemporary teens and their moral challenges breathes fresh life into well-worn themes of rebellion and first love. Halley has always been close to her mother, a therapist who publishes books about adolescent behavior. But the summer before her junior year of high school, Halley begins cutting the umbilical cord. She and her best friend, Scarlett, start hanging out with Ginny Tabor ("a cheerleader with a wild streak a mile wide and a reputation among the football team for more than her cheers and famous midair splits"); Halley dumps her nerdy boyfriend (the son of her mother's best friend) and becomes involved with reckless Macon, a boy her parents have forbidden her to see. Then Scarlett discovers she is pregnant two months after her boyfriend Michael is killed in a motorcycle accident. Walking a line between childhood and adulthood, the two girls turn to each other instead of their families for support. Together they explore the meaning of love, sex and responsibility. This romance/coming-of-age story is not as tightly written as Dessen's debut, That Summer; it suffers from some scenes reminiscent of soap opera and from flat presentations of almost all the adult characters. But Dessen's fully developed characterizations of charismatic teens, particularly the rebel-without-a-cause-type Macon, are sure to attract readersAespecially those who, like Halley, have felt the urge to take a walk on the wild side. Ages 12-up. (May)

PW Reviews 2000 July #2

PW said this "realistic portrayal of contemporary teens and their moral challenges breathes fresh life into well-worn themes of rebellion and first love." Ages 12-up. (June) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.