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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: Something Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Something Maybe
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: March 24, 2009
Source: Library

Why You're Reading This Book:
  • You're an Elizabeth Scott fan.
  • You like "slice of life" type of books.
What's the Story?:

From "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."

My Two Cents:

I had heard a lot of good things about Elizabeth Scott from other bloggers but nothing specific about this book. On a whim, I picked up this book from the shelves knowing nothing about the book itself. I have to say that this book wasn't really for me. While Scott's writing is pretty realistic and she does a great job of capturing the way people actually speak. I think that can be really difficult

My real issue with this book is that it doesn't feel like it goes anywhere and I like books that have a true arc: a true beginning, middle and an end. This book just meanders a little bit too much and there doesn't seem to be any real conclusion. The writing of this story makes me want to give Scott another try but this book just didn't do much for me.

My Review:
2 out of 5 stars


  1. Not so sure this one's for me. I can't say the synopsis really grabbed my attention. Since you mention her writing being pretty realistic I'll look into her other titles. Thanks for the honest review.

  2. Too bad this wasn't any good -- I appreciate the honest review!

  3. Isn't it disappointing when your high hopes for a book fall short? Glad to know that I should probably skip this one :)

  4. @Jenna Yeah, I definitely don't think it totally turned me off her writing; I just didn't like this particular book.

  5. @Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind I'm interested to see how Scott's other books are since she's so well loved by so many people!


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