Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Something, Maybe - 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.
Something, Maybe described in one word is: cute. It really plays with Scott’s best part of writing: family relationships. While it is a lot lighter than her last novel, Living Dead Girl, it still is cute.
Scott really is good at writing about family relationships. In Something, Maybe, Hanna really has to deal with a lot of familial issues. Her mother is an old celebrity who is trying to keep herself known, and her father hasn’t seen her since she was little – and whenever he wants to see her, it’s usually because he needs good ratings for his T.V. show. Scott really played on the emotions with this aspect of the book. You will think one thing is going to happen, and then a totally different thing does.
However, this book is somewhat of a cliché, which kind of let me down. Never in all of Scott’s books have I found a big cliché. In this one, Hannah likes the popular, soulful guy, instead of the one that’s always there. You know that cliché.
Overall, Something, Maybe is a nice, light, cute read. While it’s one hundred times lighter than Living Dead Girl was, it was a nice break from the serious, disturbing books Elizabeth Scott has been writing lately. If you’re looking for a light, kind of average read, this is the one you’re looking for.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Since I am Irish, tonight I will most likely be eating corned beef and cabbage for dinner. :p My choir is also going to Choral Festival today (we sing two songs in front of three judges and get rated), so be wishing us good luck!