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* PromBaby: Scarlett goes into labor at her school's prom.


The story follows a (school) year in the life of high schoolers and best friends Halley Cooke and Scarlett Thomas. Scarlett is bold, brash, and popular; Halley is far more reserved, notable only for her association with Scarlett. Then, Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident-- and shortly after, Scarlett discovers that she is pregnant. For the first time in her life, Halley must step up and be Scarlett's support system, which becomes more difficult once Halley starts dating resident bad boy Macon Forrester.

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The story follows a (school) year in the life of high schoolers and best friends Halley Cooke and Scarlett Thomas. Scarlett is bold, brash, and popular; Halley is far more reserved, notable only for her association with Scarlett. Then, Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident-- and shortly after, Scarlett discovers that she is pregnant. For the first time in her life, Halley must step up and be Scarlett's support system, which becomes more difficult once Halley starts dating resident bad boy Macon Forrester.Faulkner.


The story follows a (school) year in the life of high schoolers and best friends Halley Cooke and Scarlett Thomas. Scarlett is bold, brash, and popular; Halley is far more reserved, notable only for her association with Scarlett. Then, the summer before junior year begins, Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident-- and shortly after, Scarlett discovers that she is pregnant. For the first time in her life, Halley must step up and be Scarlett's support system, which becomes more difficult once Halley starts dating resident bad boy Macon Forrester.

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The story follows a (school) year in the life of high schoolers and best friends Halley Cooke and Scarlett Thomas. Scarlett is bold, brash, and popular; Halley is far more reserved, notable only for her association with Scarlett. Then, the summer before junior year begins, Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident-- and shortly after, Scarlett discovers that she is pregnant. For the first time in her life, Halley must step up and be Scarlett's support system, which becomes more difficult once Halley starts dating resident bad boy Macon Forrester.


Along with Dessen's previous novel, ''Literature/ThatSummer'', it was adapted into the film ''How to Deal''.

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Along The story follows a (school) year in the life of high schoolers and best friends Halley Cooke and Scarlett Thomas. Scarlett is bold, brash, and popular; Halley is far more reserved, notable only for her association with Dessen's previous novel, ''Literature/ThatSummer'', it was adapted into Scarlett. Then, the summer before junior year begins, Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident-- and shortly after, Scarlett discovers that she is pregnant. For the first time in her life, Halley must step up and be Scarlett's support system, which becomes more difficult once Halley starts dating resident bad boy Macon Forrester.

The 2003
film ''How to Deal''.
Deal'' is adapted from both this novel and Dessen's previous one, ''Literature/ThatSummer''.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Halley's dad gets a job hosting the local radio, where he tells humiliating stories about Halley that her ''school'' hears. Not to mention her mother publishes books about her and Halley's relationship. It's a large factor in why their relationship is so precarious.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Halley's dad gets father is a job hosting the DJ at a local radio, radio station, where he tells humiliating stories about Halley that her ''school'' hears. Not to mention her mother publishes books about her and Halley's relationship. It's a large factor in why their relationship is so precarious.


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For the ShortStory by Creator/SheriSTepper, please see ''Literature/TheFurtherAdventuresOfBatman''.

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''Someone Like You'' is a 1998 young adult novel by Creator/SarahDessen.

Along with Dessen's previous novel, ''Literature/ThatSummer'', it was adapted into the film ''How to Deal''.
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!!This novel contains examples of:

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Halley for Macon.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Halley's dad gets a job hosting the local radio, where he tells humiliating stories about Halley that her ''school'' hears. Not to mention her mother publishes books about her and Halley's relationship. It's a large factor in why their relationship is so precarious.
* ArmourPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler:Halley ends up in the hospital because of Macon's bad driving. When he shows up at Halley's house, she promptly breaks up with him, not only for that but also constantly pressuring her to have sex with him. When she goes back inside, her mother immediately starts yelling at her, telling Halley she won't let her ruin her life because of Macon and threatens to transfer her to another school. Halley interrupts her with, "Why don't you ask me what I said to him?"]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Noah (Betty) and Macon (Veronica) for Halley. Subverted that Halley isn't at all interested in Noah and [[spoiler:ends up breaking up with Macon. Halley later becomes the Betty when Macon begins dating Elizabeth Gunderson.]]
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Scarlett and Michael have sex once. Not only does Scarlett get pregnant from the encounter but Michael ''dies the next day''.
* DaddysGirl: Somewhat zigzagged with Halley--she initially was very close to her mother but as she grew into a teenager and started drifting apart, her mother becomes more controlling, so Halley finds her father easier to deal with.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler:Scarlett]] is pressured to have an abortion, but she changes her mind at the last minute and keeps the baby.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Halley and Scarlett.
* MyBelovedSmother: Halley's mother.
* ShutUpHannibal: Halley to her mother, when she gives Halley a speech about how she does not approve of her relationship with Macon or her new friends.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:Scarlett has sex with Michael and finds out she's pregnant with his baby after he dies.]]
* TeenPregnancy
* TheirFirstTime: A large part of the plot is Halley dithering over whether or not to sleep with Macon. However, [[spoiler:Scarlett's pregnancy makes her reluctant to take the risk and when she finally decides to do it, she gets cold feet at the last minute, (not to mention Macon is implied to ReallyGetsAround) leaving Macon very frustrated, and the ensuing argument in the car about it ends up leaving Halley hospitalised.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Scarlett and Halley.
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