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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (July 20, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781423397588
- ISBN-13: 978-1423397588
- ASIN: 1423397584
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
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Grade 9 Up—Hannah spends her days trying to stay invisible while at school and then obsessing over her love interest, Josh, while taking burger orders at a fast-food restaurant in Elizabeth Scott's novel (Simon Pulse, 2009). Her father, an infamous reality TV star, is a Hugh Hefner-like character whose only contact with his daughter is designed to increase his show's ratings. Her mother, who was one of his many girlfriends, is a minor actress who has a Web show where she talks online while scantily dressed. Ever since she moved to a small town five years ago with her mother, Hannah has tried not to be embarrassed by her parents and to call very little attention to herself by wearing sloppy clothes, no makeup, and her hair in a ponytail. Remaining relatively friendless, she dreams of her first kiss (with Josh, of course) and a normal life. Things seem to turn around when Josh starts paying attention to her, but she has more in common with Finn, another co-worker. Life for Hannah has suddenly become complicated. Ellen Grafton's quirky narration gives an authentic voice to Hannah and the other characters. While all the situations are not quite believable, this very funny story will delight romance fans who enjoy a light-hearted look at the complexities of teen life.—Jeana Actkinson, formerly Bridgeport High School, TX
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Perhaps recovering from the harrowing Living Dead Girl (2008), Scott retreats to cozy romantic shenanigans with this predictable but good-natured entry in the which-boy-will-she-choose canon. Seventeen-year-old Hannah is known for exactly one thing: her mother, current erotic Web-chat hostess and former girlfriend of a Hugh Hefner–like celebrity named Jackson. Hannah is Jackson’s estranged daughter, and her tentative forays into the elderly sex magnate’s bizarre life form the most unique segments of the plot. For someone whose parents were so famously connected to sex, Hannah sure isn’t getting any—instead she plugs away taking drive-through burger orders next to the dreamy Josh and the annoying Finn. It doesn’t take a genius to know immediately that Finn is the one she’ll end up with; in fact, Hannah’s obliviousness to her own feelings is somewhat trying. Given the current popularity of the Hefner-centered reality-TV show, this light offering will undoubtedly find readers, and might even dampen the allure of living a Playboy lifestyle. Grades 8-11. --Daniel Kraus --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Hannah, the protagonist in this novel, has found in her co-worker and classmate a perfect match, or so she thinks. Fixated on not becoming like her mother, a d-list actress and web-cam show host, and her father, an aging, erotica media-magnate, she has developed a crush on unattainable Josh who she believes to be a sensitive, intellectual. Finn, her other co-worker, is ever the goofball but it's clear from the onset is the better match.
Though predictable, Ms. Scott's novels are so immersing you simply don't care that you know where the story is going. But what's truly neat about her books is that on your journey you discover little treasures you hadn't been expecting. I think that's what makes these novels so rich and vibrant. Elizabeth Scott adds a layer of depth and emotion to her characters that makes the stories she writes about so much more than what you think it going to be. Every character is fleshed out and beautifully recognized, maintaining a distinct voice and personality.
Something, Maybe is essentially a story about self-discovery and finding love. But there's more lingering under the surface. The story is also about our expectations of family and navigating the complex world of the parent-child relationship. What Hannah discovers over the course of this novel is that people will disappoint and fail you, they may never live up to your expectations and will oftentimes put their needs before your own. But Hannah also learns that fear can be crippling and that love is more than a four letter word, it's about the chances you take and the sacrifices you make.
This is a fun, funny, sharp, sometimes caustic, but always poignant coming of age novel. I highly recommend it!
Hannah doesn't have a perfect father. Most of the time, it's like she doesn't have one at all, since she hasn't talked to him in 5 years or so. I liked the Hugh Hefner like story behind her dad. Well, not liked, because I felt bad for Hannah, but I thought it was compelling on Hannah's part as she tries to come to terms with who she is, not who her parents are.
This was sweet and charming. And I think Hannah ends up with just the right guy (even if she didn't know it at first). This is my second Elizabeth Scott book, but now I'm dying to get my hands on more of her stories. I highly recommend both author and book.
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The Bad: Hannah's dad is obviously supposed to be a caricature of Hugh...Read more
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This was my first Elizabeth Scott novel. I actually really enjoyed it.Read more