Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Something, Maybe
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Stand Alone
Format- Hardcover
Publisher- Simon Pulse
Published- March 24th, 2009
Pages- 217
Source- Library

Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the Internet, and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar...and that's just how she likes it.

Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to notice her; wondering why she suddenly can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn; and dealing with her parents make Hannah feel like she's going crazy. Yet she's determined to make things work out the way she wants—only what she wants may not be what she needs...

Once again, Elizabeth Scott has created a world so painfully funny and a cast of characters so heartbreakingly real that you'll love being a part of it from unexpected start to triumphant finish.

Hannah has the bad luck of having a Hugh Hefner type of dad who's never around and who she hasn't talked to for years. Her mother lives in the past walking around in lingerie talking to her fans over the internet. Meanwhile Hannah is trying to get her crush to notice her while simultaneously trying to figure out her sudden feelings for another boy. Hannah is always living in the shadows of her life. She doesn't really have any ambition that I can place. She's just there. She's working with customer's over the phone which I'm sure can be really annoying. Having to work at any capacity for a fast food place can't be fun. Luckily she has two guys to entertain her. Josh, her crush, starts giving her some attention. Getting her some gifts. He looks down on some things that Finn and her do but Hannah is oblivious to his flaws and the obvious attraction she has to Finn. Finn's a bit goofy but he's a sweetheart. It's like he knows sometimes what she needs without her having to say anything. I loved the connection they had. Finn alone was such a great guy who's real and really cares about Hannah. This is another one of those cases where the main character can't see what's right in front of her. When will these girls learn?

So eventually she gets called in by her father. She needs to make the decision whether she wants to go and see him once again. He's not much of a father but he is the father she's stuck with. Maybe he could change. I found it kind of funny the comparison between him and Hugh Hefner. He even had scrapbooks. There was points where I felt sorry for him and others where I sided with Hannah.  I originally read this book because the cover was so like How Not to be Popular and I wanted to compare it. I now realize that wouldn't be fair because they are both so different. Something, Maybe has it's own good qualities. I liked it but not nearly as much as I would have hoped. The redeeming quality was what happened with Hannah in the end, love wise and family wise. It was overall a nice story.

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Comments

  1. Based on the cover, it looks like it would be a really cute book. Too bad you didn't like it as much as you'd hoped.

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    1. I think it was more of a me thing. Lots of people really enjoyed it.

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  2. I have this on my TBR list and haven't actually got around to reading it.It sounded like a very different and nice story.So you'd rate it around 3 stars?

    Also I wanted to say Congrats!You have been nominated for theLiebster Blog Award! :)

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    1. Yep. 3 stars. Thanks for the award but I don't really know that many blogs I would give the award out to. Thanks anyways (:

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  3. Cute cover! Sorry this one wasn't as good as you had hoped. It sounds like the book has a good ending. :)

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    1. It wasn't as good as I hoped it to be but I think that's mostly because I was comparing it to a favorite.

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