Sarah Dessen Writing Styles in Someone Like You

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Point of View

Someone Like You is told from the first-person point of view of protagonist Halley Cooke. Halley is sixteen years old, and consequently, her narrative is peppered with some of the frustrations and prejudices of a teenage girl, namely that her parents live to embarrass her and ruin her life. The author challenges the reader through her choice of Halley's point of view to sift through Halley's narrative in order to make sense of her story. Halley is an honest narrator, but especially in her interactions with her mother, Halley displays a sense of anger and victimhood which is often more reflective of her age than actual injustices wrought against her. Halley's conversational style of narration gives a great indication of the motivations and emotional reactions of the novels' main characters.

Setting

The novel is set is the community of Lakeview in an unnamed town at an...

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