Saturday, May 21, 2011

Review: Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Pages: 217
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: May 24th, 2009
IBSN: 9781416978657

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. . . . 

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

Something, Maybe was engaging from the very first line, "Everyone's seen my mother naked." Unconventional but interesting, it captured my attention.

Elizabeth Scott's style is so light and easy to read. Her books are quick and can be read in just a few hours; their fluffy and funny tone picking you up from a bad mood, or just putting you in a better one.

The premise was definitely unique to anything I've read before. Hannah's dad was basically Hugh Heffner, and her mother was an ex-girlfriend of his. The dynamic felt realistic, despite her parent's outlandish situation.

Hannah's character was easy to identify with. Everyone can relate to being embarrassed by their parents, but Hannah's parents are on a whole other level. I felt sympathetic for her while reading, cringing at every awkward moment.

The romance in Something, Maybe was incredibly sweet. The love interest (I feel like telling you who the love interest really is spoils it somewhat) was so adorable, funny, and swoon-worthy. It felt like there'd be an imminent love triangle, and I was so, so happy to be wrong.

The plot was entertaining, sometimes light and sometimes more serious. Though, I felt like I could guess the result of every sub-plot about halfway into it.

I give Something, Maybe a 4 out of 5.