Saturday, March 21, 2009

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Something, Maybe
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Reading Level: Young Adult, 12+
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
Pages: 219
My Edition: ARC, signed.
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Rating: B
Plot - 15/20
Characters - 18/20
Writing - 19/20
Originality - 16/20
Entertainment - 7/10
Recommendation - 8/10
Total: 83/100

Summary:
"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 heartrendingly real that you'll love being a part of it from unexpected start to triumphant finish.

Review:
Elizabeth Scott has plowed through the Young Adult community that she has made a name for her self with her variety of equally amazing four previous novels. Something, Maybe is equally good as the rest, in a different way.

We all know Scott does the romance and family issues genre/area superbly. So this one I was expecting to be excellent as some. And it was, just in only one part of the novel. I thought that the part of family issues Scott crafted in Something, Maybe were excellent and the romance part was cliched and predictable.

Having odd parents was something different. A mom named Candy, Candy, who stripped to barely nothing in front of a web cam for money, and dad almost exactly like Hugh Hefner. That was original. Hannah's problems with her parents were believable and she brought tons emotion to the table.

Hannah's love life was the worst part of the novel, though I must admit, it was cute. Just cliched and predictable, like I already said. Before even starting the novel you knew how it would turn out, so it was really predictable.

But I must say Scott really made her characters dynamic, like always. In all: this novel was cute; refreshingly cute novel. I'm not sure if I would suggest buying it or not, you might really like, or some of you might just think it's library okay. I don't really have a opinion in it this time. It's really half and half this time.

k.

6 comments:

  1. Those do sound like embarrassing parents.

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  2. I'm so glad my parents are nothing like that!

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  3. Even if your rating is a "B", I still want to buy this book.

    Nice review!

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  4. I really want to get this book. I already saw it at Borders on Monday!

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  6. Sounds like an ok read.
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