14 January 2013

Book review: Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Something, Maybe
Author:  Elizabeth Scott
File type:  ebook
Release date: March 24th, 2009
Genre: YA, contemporary romance

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.

Reason why I liked this book would be that it reminded me of diaries because everything Hannah said seemed like it came from a diary. It’s just that I kept a journal for a couple of years, while I was in highschool and it looked something like that. Pages and pages of boy talk and bitching about my parents.

Hannah’s father is basically like Hugh Hefner. He is a wealthy old fart who likes to have ‘special girls’ and only worries about himself. Hannah is a smart girl and she realises he will never care for her the way she wanted, but he is still her dad, so it’s not easy to forget he ever existed with his reality show on air all the time.

Aside from her daddy issues, she has some problems with her mom since her stepdad died a couple of years ago. Hannah’s mom is still not over him and she is trying to pay the bills with her live webcam business which involves her talking about her glory days with strangers while wearing sexy costumes.

Hannah also has some boy trouble. She likes Josh who is as f-a-k-e-r, just like Finn said. Now Finn is a great guy. He sees Hanna for what she really is and sticks up for her at work or when people are bullying her at school. Who wouldn’t want to have a guy like that by their side? He also irritates her but deep down she can feel there is something more going on with them and she is afraid of admitting it to herself because she doesn’t want a love like her mom and stepdad had since you never know when will it end.

All in all, Something, Maybe was a very enjoyable book. If you are looking for a sweet story to read during a rainy day, you found it. 

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