Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Review: Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

(summary from goodreads)

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.

Review: This is one of the only books I've read by Elizabeth Scott, but I really enjoyed it, and after reading Something, Maybe I'm looking forward to reading more of Scott's work. 

The first thing about this book that caught my attention was  how wonderful of a contemporary novel it was. Scott told Hannah's entire story. It told about her family, romantic, and friendship problems. Not only were all of these things touched on, but they were brought up in a way that allowed you to see who the characters were.

The romance was a bit predictable as far as who Hannah was going to end up with, but it was still great to read about. My only problem with the book was that a lot of Hannah's issues had no closure at the end. Really the only thing that has a solid ending is her romance. You don't find out if Teagan ends up going back to college, you don't know if Hannah patches up her father/daughter relationship, and you don't get any closure on the situation with her mom (as far as Jose goes). 

Despite all of those things this was a great book that was a pretty easy read. It had substance to it (it wasn't just fluff) but it also managed to have a believable romance that was fun to read. 

Source: My personal library (e-book)

Published: March 24, 2009 by Simon Pulse 

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