Thursday, July 21, 2016


Someone Like Him
by Ann Herrick


GENRE: Teen Romance



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?



Suddenly Bret came over and stepped in front of me. He placed his hands on my shoulders. "You caught the first fish. You deserve a reward."

"A reward?"

I was staring directly into his big brown eyes. I gulped. "What … what exactly do you have in mind?"

"The hidden pool," Bret said, his voice hinting of mysterious things to come.

"The hidden pool?" I asked nervously?

"You'll see." Bret dotted the end of my nose with the tip of his finger. "We'll go home and change. Meet you back here in ten minutes. "Janelle, make sure Emily is, uh, ready."

As soon as Seth and Bret were out the door, I said, "Okay. What's going on?"

"Don't worry," Janelle said. "Just change into your swimsuit."

"So it really is a pool, as in water?"

"You'll see." Janelle smiled. "I don't want to spoil the surprise."

As I pulled on my swimsuit in pink tones that flattered my ivory complexion, I pictured myself showing off with a graceful dive from the diving board.

"What are you smiling about," Janelle asked, as she slipped the strap of her glistening blue maillot over her shoulder.

"Was I smiling?" I felt myself blush. "Uh, I guess I'm just excited about, um, this hidden pool."


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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. She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted through her web site:


A nice change from my normal reading.  This book has it all when it comes to teenage life.... so it seems.  What happens when two totally different people and their lives collide is only left to be seen.  A well written book with a steady pace!  Great for teenagers and young adults!

*Received for an honest review*


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