“Life is an ugly, awful place not to have a best friend.” Have you ever really needed someone to turn to when life gets tough? How about someone to talk to when your world seems to be falling apart? These feelings were shared by two best friends, Halley and Scarlet, in the book: “Someone Like You”. Halley was always quiet and shy. She was not brave enough to handle many situations by herself. This is why she had Scarlet as her best friend. Scarlet was adventurous and daring. She stood up for herself and everything she believed. Scarlet also had the job of standing up and being there for her shy best friend. Apparently, opposites do attract. In all of Halley’s most difficult problems it seems Scarlet always knows exactly what to do. Scarlet fell deeply in love in the beginning of her junior year of high school. She spends a lot of time with her boyfriend Michael and really cares deeply about him. Never forgetting of course her best friend Halley. Her life seems to be going perfectly. What’s better then having a great family, loving boyfriend, and a perfect best friend. Life was going perfect until the tables were turned around. Michael, Scarlet’s true love was killed in a motorcycle accident. She is devastated and has little hope. She had her future planned out revolving around her beloved Michael. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Scarlet finds out that she is carrying Michael’s baby. This time, with completely crushed Scarlet, Halley is being looked towards for answers to some of life’s hardest questions. Halley has to learn exactly how to be strong, not for herself, but for Scarlet. As hard as it may be, she knows she will be there for Scarlet. Best friends is not a label, it’s a promise.
1. What advice would you give Scarlet if you were in Halley's shoes?
2. What do you think Scarlet will do about the baby?
3. Do you believe that being best friends is a promise?