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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Something, Maybe

Author: Elizabeth Scott


I wonder what it would be like to do high school things. To go out on the weekends. To kiss a guy. To have a normal life. A real one.

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.

Rating: 4.5/5


As a huge fan of Elizabeth Scott, this novel exceeded my expectations in most ways, but in one way I was really disappointed.

First, the good. All of Elizabeth Scott's books are fantastic. Of course this was no exception. Once again I enjoyed her funny and relatable characters, and her true-to-life situations that are more than easy to get sucked into.

Judging by that alone, I loved it.

Here's the real downfall: apart from Living Dead Girl, all of her books are exactly the same. Obviously they all have different characters, plot, etc. But as far as writing style and depth, they're all the same. Fantastic? Yes! But strikingly similar? Yep. The good thing is that when I start reading Elizabeth Scott I always know I will get a book I love and enjoy. But that is also the downfall. When will she start showing growth and variety? Living Dead Girl was good, if not downright amazing. That was a good first step, but now I'm looking for more range.

However, that didn't stop me from completely devouring Something, Maybe... and absolutely loving every second of it.


Amy said...

her next book "Love you hate you miss you" is a definite change. I know what you mean though--still, I love her books, predictability and all :-D

A.katherine said...

I must go buy this book!

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