Sunday, March 08, 2009

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Amazon.com: 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.

Review:

Previous to this I had only read Bloom by Elizabeth Scott. I thought that one was ok where as this was fantastic! Right off the bat the book was funny and engaging, it felt like my best friend wrote it, someone with my same sense of humor. I found myself giggling and laughing and possibly even snorting once or twice when reading this book. It was a lot of fun but also had a more serious and emotional side.

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!

Something, Maybe will be released on March 24th.

4/5 stars
ARC received from publisher

17 comments:

  1. I want to read this so badly! You are so lucky you have a copy.

    -Senfaye :)

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  2. Ditto what Senfaye says! I can't wait to read it (although I've only read Perfect You so far)

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  3. I just finished reading this one and I agree it was 'Fantastic!' Elizabeth scott is amazing.

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  4. I'm really looking forward to this one - sounds so funny and sweet!

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  5. I love a book that makes me giggle. This one sounds like a winner.

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  6. You should read Living Dead Girl... all I can say is "wow"...
    It's so dark/disturbing

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  7. I can't wait to read this one! I've only read one of Elizabeth's books but I own two more. I should be reading those! lol

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  8. You should check out her other books. :) If you loved this one, you'll definetely adore the others.

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  9. So far, I've only read Living Dead Girl, which was amazing, though I have Perfect You, this one, and LYHYMY in my TBR pile, lol. I'm excited to read more from her.

    Great review!

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  10. I really want to read this one! I've only read about half of Stealing Heaven and liked it so I really want to read more of Scott...

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  11. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the review!

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  12. I love that read as if your best friend wrote it. That's a great recommendation.

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  13. I enjoyed this book too! The burger town call center was hilarious. Do you think that really happens?

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  14. This sounds good! I will have to put it on my loooong to read list!

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  15. I felt like Bloom was okay as well, I definitely want to read this one! Thanks for the review!

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  16. I've read a bunch of mixed reviews on this one... not sure if I'll read it or not but I feel that I should give Elizabeth Scott a second chance (I didn't like Bloom all that much).

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  17. Senfaye- Oh my gosh I know, it was great!

    H- I want to read Perfect You!

    KD- Yay I'm glad we agree!

    biblauragraphy- It was exactly that!

    bermudaonion- Oh man it was so funny!

    Marie Hansen- I started reading it at the library once, I definitely need to read the whole thing!

    Amee- Strangely enough i've read both of the ones I have, usually I've read like none of the ones I have by an author :P

    Reader Rabbit- I definitely need to! Hope I can keep up with her!

    Book Chic- I'm really excited about Stealing Heaven!

    Bookworm- i'm going to buy that one when it comes out in paperback!

    Amy- Sure thing!

    Beth F- I loved it too! :D

    Natasha @ Maw Books- Haha, I wonder. I think I read something that said the author had heard about that kind of thing before so she worked it into the story!

    Emily- HA! I know what you mean!

    S. Krishna- I love how more often that not if you like something I'll like it too and vice versa!

    girljordyn- You should try it, I liked it a lot more than Bloom!

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