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Ann Herrick Books for Kids & Teens

 Someone Like Him

City girl, country guy. Will opposites attract—or clash?

When 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?

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5 Stars

Take 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 with.

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 little book.

~~Brenda Romine

4 Stars

What 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 read.
~~Traci, Book Plus Heart

5 Stars

You 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!
~~Dii, Tome Tender Reviews

5 Stars

This 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.

~~Stormi, Boundless Book Reviews

5 Stars

…found 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 adventure…

~~Rosie, Goodreads

4 Stars

A summer vacation in the middle of nowhere might be more fun than it appears at first glance.

I 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…

The 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 feelings.

Someone Like Him should be read by anyone who is in the mood for a funny romance.
~~YA Reviewer, Long and Short Reviews

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