Friday, July 2, 2010

Something, MaybeSomething, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
Release Date: March 13th, 2009
Details: 217 pages, paperback
Source: Bought from
Summary (goodreads):
Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showing pretty girls--and his "party" lifestyle--all over the Internet, and her mom, who was once one of her dad's girlfriends, is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for far too long, Hannah has learned how to stay out of sight...and that's how she likes it. 

Of course, being unknown isn't helping her get noticed by gorgeous, confident Josh, who Hannah knows is her soul mate. Between trying to figure out a way to get him to notice her, dealing with her parents, and wondering why she can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn, Hannah feels like she's going crazy. She's determined to make things work out the way she wants....only what she wants may not be what she needs.

Hannah is your average girl with no so average parents. Her father lives in a playboy type of mansion surrounded by playgirls (but they're called something else in this book). He hasn't talked to Hannah in a number of years and she would like to keep it that way. Her mother runs a site where she chats with men in her underwear and her husband died a bit recently. Not to mention that they live in a small town and everyone knows who her parents are. That's gotta be tough. She works at BurgerTown with the boy she's swooning over, Josh and her annoying friend Finn.

I read a review somewhere where someone complained that this book was repetitive and boring. I agree, the book is repetitive but you have to remember, Hannah is in high school. She works and goes to school... there isn't much excitement when you're living that life. I kind of liked the repetitive, I was constantly looking forward for school to be over and for her to go to work since that's where most of the entertainment happens!

The thing I like most about Elizabeth Scott's books is that you feel like you're the character. The way it's written makes you feel like Hannah's thoughts are your thoughts. You feel her anxiety with her, her excitement, her emotions. I wasn't too crazy about  Josh every time he was in a scene, but I did love Finn's character. I loved how simple and observant he was and how he'd always butt in Hannah and Josh's conversations! I loved the relationship between Hannah and her mom, it seems that a lot of Elizabeth Scott books have that strong mother-daughter bond thing going. I also loved Hannah's sense of humor, if she were a real person, I'd make an effort to be her best friend!

This was a nice, cute and relaxing read. Perfect for summer!

Favorite Line:
I wonder what would have happened if Finn hadn't come back when Josh gave me the cookies, or better yet, if he'd gotten crushed by one of the vending machines and I never had to see him again. - PG 16

"Shut up," I say. "One word, one remotely teasing word, and I swear I will jab something painful int your eye. Repeatedly." - PG 184


  1. I am so glad I just found your blog. I love it and became a follower! I also wanted to let you know that I have a huge announcement up today! My debut novel is getting published! Please stop by, I would really appreciate it and could use all the help I can get on spreading the word and would love to know what you think of the cover art!

    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

  2. Haha, a book about embarrassing parents? Awesome. But poor Hannah, her parents are really crazy. xD Although Hannah herself sounds like an awesome character.

  3. I absolutely loved this book! It was quirky, and flat out adorable. Elizabeth Scott rocks my socks!
    Love, Hannah

    P.s. Something, Maybe had some of the funniest dialogue! I loved the part when Josh brings Hannah animal crackers, and he says, "Oh, they just reminded me of you (something along those lines, I believe..)" and so then Finn goes, "So, Hannah reminds you of a Zoo animal?"
    I spewed my drink while reading that!