Thursday, June 30, 2016

Someone Like Him by Ann Herrick - Book Review & Giveaway


About Ann Herrick


Ann Herrick is the award-winning author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Included in the awards her books have won are the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, IRA/CBC Children’s Choice and EPIC Best YA Novel Finalist.

Ann grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University. She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-Rottweiler-beagle mix and six grand-kitties. While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ann loves cats, walking, the Oregon Ducks and working in her back yard. In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards.

Ann Herrick loves to hear from her readers. You can find her here:

Website: http://annherrickauthor.com  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ann.herrick
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ann_herrick
Blog: http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewblog.asp?AuthorID=841  
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/507620.Ann_Herrick

Book review

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Review by Anniek

Emily is a city girl. She is used to the luxury and comfort that living in the city brings her. When her parents are going on their second honeymoon they decide that Emily will spend a part of her summer with her uncle and aunt. They live in the country with their daughter Janelle. The two girls couldn't be more different, but they've always managed to get along in the past. Emily isn't looking forward to her new plans for the summer, but she doesn't have any other options.

Janelle is a sweet country girl. She is used to being outdoors, she loves to go on hiking trips and she picks her family's own fruit from the orchards. Going fishing isn't unusual for her and swimming in the lake is really refreshing in the summer. Janelle is a good daughter and also very nice to all the people around her. She secretly has a crush on a boy she's grown up with. Does he like her back and will she have a good summer?

When Janelle's father decides that it will be great to go camping with the whole family including Janelle's friends things are really looking up. Will Emily be able to adjust to being outdoors or will she fail miserably?

Someone Like Him is a fun story about a big city girl who meets a country boy. Emily has a little bit of trouble getting used to her surroundings, but she really takes it like a champ. Even though everything is not as luxurious as Emily would like she doesn't whine about it and tries to see the positive every time. I liked that a lot about her. I am not an outdoor person myself, so I perfectly understood how Emily must have felt sometimes. Luckily teens seem to be able to adjust very easily most of the time and that was also the case for Emily.

Ann Herrick has chosen perfect characters for her story. They all sound like real teenagers. This is a perfect book to choose as a holiday read for your teen. Another thing I loved about this story is that it took me back many years ago, to when I was a teenager myself. Thinking about all the camping trips I went on with my grandfather and grandmother. Someone Like Him made me remember the great times I had back then. If you are looking for a sweet and fun read then you should really give Someone Like Him a try.

Giveaway

Ann Herrick will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner at the end of the tour.
 

87 comments:

  1. This sounds like a very sweet story. I love when city girls and country boys or vice versa meet :)

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  2. Sounds great . Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  3. When and why did you begin writing?

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    1. I started when I was 11, because I loved to read!

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  4. Thank you for the review, I enjoyed reading it and it looks like a good read :)

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  5. Thanks for the great review, AnnieK, and thanks for hosting too!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  7. This reminds me of another story.

    "Do you think you could love someone like me?"

    "Well, as long as he's not too much like you."

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  8. What a really great sounding story. It is a perfect gift for a YA,

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  9. Thank you for the review and giveaway

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  10. Sounds like a great read! Love the cover art!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pleased with the cover art too. :)

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  11. Would love to read this! Thanks for taking the time to share this giveaway.

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  12. It sounds like a lovely story. Thank you for sharing :)

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  13. Hi Ann, what's the cheesiest greeting card you've ever come across?

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  14. I used to write greeting-card copy! Can't think of any truly cheesy greeting cards that I have ever received, thank goodness. :)

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  15. Sounds like a wonderful read! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. I think my teen niece might like this book :) The plot sounds similar to her life as it is now, lol :)

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    1. Your niece must have an exciting life! :)

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  17. Hi!! Thank you so much for this great opportunity 😊😊

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  18. How did you come up with the title?

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  19. I looked through current song titles, and did a variation on one I liked that fit the story.

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  20. This book is maybe not my cup of tea, but l know just who yo give it too who'd loved it.

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  21. Looks like a nice clean read! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  22. Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing :)

    - Ana M

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  23. It's always great to see how others live. It sounds really good.

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  24. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  25. I really want to read it!

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  26. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead characters for Someone Like Him?

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  27. This is basically how I spent my summers with my cousins. I miss that part if being a kid.

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  28. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  29. I'm wondering if the author is more like Janelle or Emily.
    Dianna

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  30. I'm more like Emily when it comes to camping! :D

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    1. This made me smile -- same here. I like to camp, as long as it's in an Embassy Suites or some other hotel.

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  31. Aww. This sounds like a sweet story! I would love to read it. :)

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Don't know if I'd want to be a teen again, but the book looks check out-able.

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    1. Thanks, Cat, and thank you for stopping by. :)

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  34. I liked the review - looks good!

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  35. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  36. Thanks you for the giveaway(:

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  37. To Ann Herrick: Thank you for all of your great writings. I can't wait to read With Love for Books: Someone Like Him. Keep up the good work in the future. I thank you for giving us all the chance to win the giveaway

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  38. Thanks so much, Jerry, and thanks for stopping by!

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  39. Sounds like a romance without the distractions of todays world. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Sue!

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