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Something, Maybe Paperback – February 23, 2010
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The humor was found in all sorts of places from the fact that Hannah works at a call center for BurgerTown (what?!?!?!) with two boys from her high school, one who she has a massive crush on and the other one that annoys the heck out of her. And that basically she has someone not unlike Hugh Hefner for a father. Just a great set-up for a book.
While her family situation is humorous (old playboy dad with lots of girlfriends and a mother that used to be one of them and now has her own internet show) it's also the source for the more serious emotional stuff in the book. Hannah hasn't seen her father in about 5 years and gets made fun of at school because of her family. There is a lot of stuff going on here.
My favorite part, of course, was the love triangle that forms between Hannah and her co-workers Josh and Finn. Pretty much everyone but Hannah knows which one she should go for. It almost gets to the point where she seems kind of dense but finally comes to her senses!
I thought this was a funny, engaging and sweet book and it's just proven to me more why I should read the rest of Elizabeth Scott's books!
Elizabeth Scott takes what is a very much a repeated lesson in YA literature and gives it new life with her unique plot line and her trademark heartfelt storytelling. Hannah is a strong, intelligent, and no-nonsense character, yet her inability to see some truths makes her an endearing and convincing character, if not frustrating at times. The family dynamics in Something, Maybe are certainly unique and quite interesting to read about and observe; they are sometimes humorous, and at the same time sorrowful to witness as Hannah is put into an unenviable position of understanding and dealing with her father's distracted and detached love for her. Scott's talent for dealing with love, loss, family, and relationships in a wholly sincere way without being cliché is once again present in Something, Maybe, making her latest an enjoyable and sweet book that is the perfect pick-me-up.
While the predictability factor annoyed me, I still enjoy reading this book. Elizabeth Scott is just so darn good at what she does. In Something, Maybe she creates a rich environment filled with interesting and entertaining characters. I loved Hannah, her mom, Finn, Josh, and even Jackson. Hannah's home life is unique at the very least with a mom who spends her days walking around the house in lingerie in between shooting webcams. I was worried that I wasn't going to like Hannah's mother at all, but she turned out to be a very sympathetic character. As for Hannah, I got annoyed with her at first for being mean to Finn and obsessing over Josh's looks. I swear if I had to read one more sentence about his great hair I was going to scream!
My favorite parts of the book were when Hannah was at work with Finn and Josh. I enjoyed reading about the interaction between Hannah and the two boys. I also enjoyed reading about the job itself. Who but Elizabeth Scott could make answering phone for a fast food place sound interesting? I dare anyone elseto try this!
Overall, Something, Maybe was a fast and fun read. This would be a great book to read if you're in the middle of a reading slump as it is very short and easy to read. I would also recommend it to other Elizabeth Scott fan girls.
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This is my first book from the author. There were some real emotional moments, but I think I had higher expectations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sidonie walsh
I'm conflicted with this story. On the one hand, I did truly enjoy it, I read it all in one go turning the pages quickly to find out what happens next. Read morePublished 19 months ago by S. Shamma
Something, Maybe described in one word is: cute. It really plays with Scott’s best part of writing: family relationships. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Anna LaGrois
I really did not think I would like this novel but I found myself laughing uncontrollably towards the middle of the story. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Julian Wyllie
The Good: It's a fast, easy read. The writing flows well. And at least Finn was a good character.
The Bad: Hannah's dad is obviously supposed to be a caricature of Hugh... Read more
One of the best books i have read in a long time. Loved the ending! Have a great twist to it!!Published on January 12, 2013 by odiebear
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This was my first Elizabeth Scott novel. I actually really enjoyed it. Read more
It is much easier to read on your Kindle and she loves to read, I would recommend because it can carry all the books you want on your KindlePublished on December 28, 2012 by Rocio Huaroto
This is my second favorite book by Elizabeth Scott (Perfect You is first). This is a light read about Hannah and her crush on Josh but how she starts to notice Finn. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Drava