Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Review: Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Summary: Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showing pretty girls--and his "party" lifestyle--all over the Internet, and her mom, who was once one of her dad's girlfriends, is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for far too long, Hannah has learned how to stay out of sight...and that's how she likes it.

Of course, being unknown isn't helping her get noticed by gorgeous, confident Josh, who Hannah knows is her soul mate. Between trying to figure out a way to get him to notice her, dealing with her parents, and wondering why she can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn, Hannah feels like she's going crazy. She's determined to make things work out the way she wants....only what she wants may not be what she needs.(from

Review: I love Elizabeth Scott's books, so it's really no surprise that I loved this book. Something, Maybe follows Hannah as she tries to figure out where she fits in. Both of her parents are not cut from the traditional parent cloth. Her Dad, Jackson, is a Hugh Hefner sort, filmed practically 24/7 cavorting with his "special girls" and only contacts Hannah when it might be good for ratings. Her mom, Candy, an ex- special girl, has her own website catering to men who want to see her in skimpy clothes. Since both are public figures, everyone at school knows who Hannah's parents really are. Needless to say, it's a tough road that Hannah walks.

Hannah's dad was killing me. I can't say much without giving it all away, but lets just say, a good parent he was not. I lvoed that Hannah eventually came into her own and was able to really see him for what he was too. Sometimes just because you're capable of being a dad doesn't mean you are a good one.

I really liked Hannah's charecter. She felt real to me. She thinks her crush Josh can do no wrong (until he does) all the while failing to see co-worker Finn for the great catch he is. She struggles to stay invisible as school, while at the same time longing for some sort of real high school experience. Josh and Finn were great guys in this book. I loved that it took Hannah awhile to see them clearly, becuase I think that's how High Schoolers can be (I was like that). You get an idea in your head of how you want that person to be, despite the fact that it isn't reality. Eventually you realize what you want and need might be something totally different.

Teagan, Hannah's best friend was great and really showed another part of the joy that is graduating and heading out on your own. She failed at one dream, and although fear was kind of holding her back from giving that particular dream another go, I didn't get the impression that her failure has crushed her completely. I would really like to see where Teagan goes from her.

This was another great high school story by Scott. I can't wait to get my hands on another one of her books!

About Elizabeth Scott: Scott has many awesome books (The Unwritten Rule being one of my favorites!) Check out more about Elizabeth~
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1 comment:

  1. The plot of Something, Maybe was hardly original, but Elizabeth Scott creates so many vivid and believable characters that it hardly matters. The plot was pretty straight forward and it was obvious which boy Hannah was going to wind up with at the end.