Thursday, June 24, 2010

Something, Maybe

Something, Maybe
by Elizabeth Scott
224 pages

“I mostly just wonder what it would be like to do high school things. To go out on the weekends, and not just to work or the grocery store with my mother. To kiss a guy. To have a normal life. A real one.”

Summary: Hannah’s parents are the epitome of embarrassment; her mother is a once famous TV star who now runs her own website, and her father is a playboy reality television star. Hannah has spent most of her life trying to be invisible, avoiding anything that has to do with her parents. But being invisible doesn’t help you get noticed by your soul mate. Hannah is desperately in love with the gorgeous and sensitive Josh, and even though she has started to have mixed up feelings for her friend Fin, Hannah is determined to have her perfect normal happy ever after.

Review: Something, Maybe is my favourite Scott novel thus far. I enjoyed the ridiculous parents combined with the completely regular aspects of teenage life: jobs, school and boys. Hannah is a relatable character as she tries to navigate her feelings for the two boys and make sense of her parents’ lifestyle. Readers will be drawn into the love triangle and no doubt begin rooting for Fin, as he is one of the most adorable male characters I’ve read in a while. The dialogue was quick and witty, and the story had a sense of light-heartedness to it. Scott does a great job at describing the awkward frustration of being a teen in love. Readers of real life fiction and romance will love this.

You might enjoy Something, Maybe if you like books with: romance, a love triangle, real life fiction, funny and witty dialogue, easy and light storylines.

If you liked Something, Maybe you might also enjoy: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, Paper Towns by John Green, What Would Emma Do by Eileen Cook, The Boyfriend Game by Stephie Davis, Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen,

Author’s website found here.

Rating: W3.5/4 C4/4 P3.5/4 O2.5/5 PP3/4 CR2/4 (it doesn’t really look like Hannah is described)
Grade: MJS


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