Fri, May 20, 2011

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott Review

Something, Maybe

By Elizabeth Scott
March 24, 2009
Simon Pulse, 224 pages
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.

— Amazon.com description
I read. A lot. Clearly, right? Well, that means I plow through books and don’t have much time to reread — it’s always on to something new. So when I do reread a book, you know it was THAT good.

So you’ll understand what it means when I say this: I’ve already reread two Elizabeth Scott books this year.

One of them was Something, Maybe. I cannot recommend it enough.

The only way I can think to describe Elizabeth’s writing is that she writes like she’s her reader’s best friend. She gets your thought processes, she makes you laugh, she knows just when to hit you in the head and when to hit you in the heart, and she knows a swoonworthy boy when she sees him.

Oh, boy, does she ever know her romance! In this book, ultimately, it’s all about the bumbling, blushing, kind-hearted fool of a boy. And I say bring it on! Finn is clearly the underdog, but he’ll make you “feel all wobbly even though you’re sitting down,” as Hannah puts it.

And the humor is just spot-on. You guys, this really is my favorite type of book. If you’re into contemporaries — think along the lines of Sarah Dessen — it’s a must-read. 

Anna Reads young adult book blog

PS: Don’t forget to enter here for a chance to win a FULL set of her book — donated by Elizabeth herself! Doesn’t get better than this, guys. Enter by 12 p.m. CST on Saturday.

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: elizabeth scott, humor, romance
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  1. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    I have this book on my shelf & it needs to be read! You know I always trust your recommendations when it comes to romance 😉

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  2. Anna said:

    I forgot to mention the Hugh Hefner/Girls Next Door factor — you guys…so crazy. I love it.

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  3. I Eat Words said:

    I loved this book, too! The mom cracked me up and there were some points where I was embarrassed for her. I wanted to be like, OMGAWD MOM. Oh, and yes, Finn <3 He was yet another dreamy and lovable character! But her dad? Grrrr. >:[

    Awesome, AWESOME review!

    -Farrah

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  4. FloeticFlo said:

    I just read this one last week and I really enjoyed it. It was adorable! And, yes, Finn….. =D *pauses, swoons*

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  5. Yani {AvidReader} said:

    Awesome review!! Your review and Ashley's make me want to pick it up and reread it again as well. 😀

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  6. Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said:

    I have to read this one!!! Great review!

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  7. Anna said:

    Jacinda! Who are you right now?!?! This is SO your type of book.

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  8. Meg @ A Bookish Affair said:

    I haven't read anything by Elizabeth Scott but this book sounds really, really good. I've added it to my TBR.

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  9. lisa (the nerd) said:

    those are my favorite kind of boys. swooooon.

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