Books for Kids & Teens
girl, country guy. Will opposites
New-York-City girl Emily visits her
cousin Janelle in Oregon, Emily wonders
how she'll survive the wilderness.
Janelle wonders if the wilderness will
survive Emily's visit—and if she can
convince her cousin to help save part of
an old-growth forest. Meanwhile, Emily
also wonders if a big-city girl can get
along with a county guy—named Bret.
Under forest canopies and by
crystal-clear waters she struggles with
her growing attraction to him. But
they're so different. Whoever thought
she'd fall for someone like him?
a girl from New York and throw her
into the wilderness and you're in
for a laugh-out-loud experience.
… After arriving in Oregon,
Emily finds out they are going to
do some hiking and camping out in
the wilderness. Fear has it's
grips on her but a certain new someone seems to make the
experience a little better. Bret,
he's turned out to be one who
Emily can't wait to spend time
Young love, learning new things
and trying out new things. ...
Learning to embrace the nature
around you. .... You can picture
Oregon in your mind's eye. It's a
nature trip, a love story, and a
giggle all wrapped up into one
helps change Emily's perception of
her vacation isn't really a what,
but more of a who - Brett. He is
older, not bad looking, and
flirty. Emily has never had a
boyfriend or even kissed a boy, so
for her this is a completely new
experience. ... When Brett
takes an interest into Emily and
helps her adjust to the outdoors
the sparks fly.
sweet and endearing ... a cute
can take the girl out of the city,
kicking and screaming, but is the
wilderness ready for HER? ... For
a girl whose idea of roughing it
back to nature is a walk through
Central Park, what Emily discovers
is more than she could ever dream,
and most of it was about herself.
Not prepared to like anything,
especially a country boy, Emily
finds herself falling for Bret
with all of the sweet innocence of
young love. She also discovers
that there is beauty beyond the
bright lights of the city and
wonder in the stars at night and
just maybe her uncle isn’t such
a strange duck after all.
Ann Herrick [knows] how to hit the
perfect notes of awe and wonder in
a young girl’s heart. She has
done it again with Someone Like
Him a coming of age story for one
girl who never knew how limited
her life really was and sometimes
the best things in life do not
carry a designer label. A
delightful read for younger teens
and young adults, alike!
book is a quick, funny, teenage
romance, that I really loved...can
be read and enjoyed from page one.
It also had a great ending.
myself unable to stop reading...the
story had me laughing out loud in
some places. Each of the magical
landscapes described in ‘Someone
Like Him’ were easy to
visualize...a tale of love, humor
and determination in this tale of a
budding romance which tugs heavily
on the heartstrings. I recommend
this book to all who enjoy an
unlikely love story filled with
summer vacation in the middle of
nowhere might be more fun than it
appears at first glance.
liked seeing how Emily’s
friendship with her cousin,
Janelle, changed over the course
of their visit. Their
personalities and interests
couldn’t have been more
different, so it was interesting
to see how both girls adapted to
spending so much time together.
They both clearly cared a lot
about each other, and it showed...
romantic elements of the plot were
given plenty of time to show up.
... It’s nice to
anticipate what might happen
between two people while they
figure out if they have crushes on
each other. Writing it this way
also made me eager to see if the
spark of interest between them
would develop into anything
because Ms. Herrick was so good at
keeping the audience guessing
while her characters decided what
they wanted to do with their
Like Him should be read by anyone
who is in the mood for a funny
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