Thursday, January 6, 2011

Justine's Thoughts: Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Something, Maybe
By Elizabeth Scott

Source: Library
Book Description:

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 "p...more 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.

A quote:

The sun will rise tomorrow. It always does, and all the wishing in the world for the way things were, or for what they could have been, won't change that. It won't change how things are.



Any thoughts:

This did not disappoint. Like any Elizabeth Scott novel, I really liked it. I was hooked from the very beginning and often I would find myself laughing out loud, giggling, and crying. Needless to say, it was very satisfying in the end.

Hannah’s voice is easy to go along with. There’s humour everywhere, which I love. Hannah is such an enjoyable character. But sometimes, the way she dreams of being with Josh bugs me. Not to mention that Finn is right there in front of her, doing all the things I would love a guy do for me. Hannah is so oblivious to Finn that it breaks my heart, especially because she’s pining for Josh, who is...well, let’s just say I did not like him.

While it seems like Something, Maybe is mostly about light and fluffy things, there’s also Hannah’s dysfunctional family, which is where the emotional part comes in. Her parents are both famous: her dad, an ancient playboy being videotaped all the time who lives in an actual castle surrounded by beautiful women, and her mom, a struggling mother who does webcam chats online wearing barely anything on. You can see why Hannah would want to be invisible in school.

Of course, there’s also the friendship between Hannah and her friend Teagan, who is a few years older than her. It’s enjoyable to see how they communicate and analyze and go over the things that happened at work with Josh and Finn. That’s where the giggles come in. Teagan herself, however, also has her own insecurities. I don’t really know what happened in the end with her. She sort of just faded. But I was glad that Hannah had someone to be there for her and vice versa.

Something, Maybe will certainly leave you with a wide smile plastered on your face. It’s a satisfying read, and Elizabeth Scott has successfully outdone it again.

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