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Someone Like You Social Sensitivity

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Social Sensitivity

The recognition of the problems involved with growing up, especially in "love" relationships, is especially well handled. Both Scarlett and Halley face difficult decisions and make poor choices but both the situations and the decisions are typical of those faced by many teens.

Most teenagers experiment with alcohol and drugs at least once and the fact that both of Halley's experiences resulted in unpleasant consequences—both physically and with her parents' reaction—illustrates a sensitivity to the social issues involved.

Getting sick, being injured in an accident, and being grounded are natural and expected consequences.

The skipping school and sneaking out to meet a boy also portray actions in which teenagers frequently engage. This breaking of rules and rebelling against authority does not go unpunished. Halley's parents catch her in the act, and despite the initially good reason for skipping school, she still gets in trouble...

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