Friday, April 29, 2011

SOMETHING, MAYBE


SOMETHING, MAYBE
By Elizabeth Scott
Pages- 217
2010
Summary from Good Reads:

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. . . .

My Thoughts:
A predictable but enjoyable, fun read.
Seventeen year old Hannah is trying to get through high school in a small town without attracting too much attention. That's really hard to do when your father lives a Hugh Heffner like life style complete with multiple young girlfriends and a reality show. Not to mention your mother earns a living with a web cam show of her own, scantily clad in lingerie. Unfortunately, most of Hannah's classmates know exactly who her parents are and what they do for a living. Keeping a low profile is very hard to do.
Although I found the story predictable concerning the romance part of Hannah's life I truly enjoyed the characters of Hannah and her mom Candy. Candy is a single mom trying her best to raise Hannah and recover from a tragic loss. Hannah has had to grow up fast because of certain situations concerning her parents. Their relationship felt deep, complex and genuine. There were parts of the book that pulled at my heart strings and made me smile.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Something, Maybe and currently have another book from author Elizabeth Scott sitting on my shelf-Love You, Hate You, Miss You. I have no doubt I'll enjoy that one too.

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