Every Sarah Dessen Novel, Ranked
11. Someone Like You (1998)
Halley and Scarlett have been BFFs for years. Scarlett is outgoing and confident, and Halley is basically her quiet sidekick. But then everything changes when Scarlett’s boyfriend dies in a motorcycle accident and she finds out she’s pregnant. The balance shifts, and it turns out Scarlett needs Halley more than ever.
I love the female friendship in this book and the fact that it takes priority over the romance aspect. These girls are 100% there for each other and at the end of the day, it’s always sisters before misters. The only reason it’s not higher up is that it doesn’t stick out in my mind, but it’s still great. This is the other book that How to Deal is based on.