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