"Someone Like You" a novel by Sharon Dessen is a must for any teen issues reading curriculum. "Someone Like You" deals with the issues of teen pregnancy, friendship, decision making, pressures to have sex, and teenage drinking from the female point of view. As any adult who works with teens knows the pressures on young females to have sex is never ending. It just comes at them from all angles, all of the time. This book deals with very best friends, one of whom (Scarlett) gets pregnant the first time she ever has sex. The father of Scarlett's baby, Michael, is killed in a car accident prior to his knowing he has fathered a baby. Scarlett struggles about the choices she has to make about the pregnancy. Halley, Scarlett's very best friend is supportive and is a rock Scarlett can lean on in tough times. Halley, in addition to being Scarlett's support, struggles with her own decisions about drinking at a party and giving into the pressure to also have sex with her boyfriend, Macon. The pregnant Scarlett strongly advises Halley to NOT have sex. The struggles are on-going for both young females as they are faced with decisions that can be life altering for them both. Ultimately their strong friendship prevails. This is a very powerful and realistic story about making smart choices and not so smart choices EVERY young female must make for themselves. The support of a TRUE friend in difficult situations is irreplaceable. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES and newly posted products). Thank You!!