Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Review SOMETHING, MAYBE by Elizabeth Scott

Something, Maybe
by Elizabth Scott

March 24th 2009 by Simon Pulse

Hardcover, 224 pages

Placement In Pile:
Middle of Stack

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.

In short, I can best describe Something, Maybe as lacking. In the end, much to my frustration, it didn't deliver. You know, that warm feeling you get when you finish a great book (the this book is totally awesome because it all comes together and the character shows how much she grew type of feeling). Didn't get it. Not this time.

To Scott's credit, the character was utterly real, believable, witty, and quite funny. The dialogue felt as if I were hauled up in some bathroom really listening to two teenagers discuss their love lives. Up till the climax, I thought the book was great.

But in the end, the developing romance falls into 'unbelievable' territory, and lacks the emotion that should've come if you consider the amount of tension the author wrote into the plot line.

Yes, this book is full of excellent passages, but if you read for endings . . . which I do . . . then this one will fall short for you too.


Aubrey (AKA Stacey) said...

As always thanks for your review Erin!

It makes me sad when an author does a good job throughout the book and then the end falls flat. It's like ordering this REALLY yummy looking dessert, and then it just not being very good.

Morgan said...

I actually really enjoyed this book. And it's too bad you didn't feel the warm fuzzy feeling after reading it. I loved reading how you felt about the book and you're right about Hannah being a lovable and witty character. Great review!

SB said...

ah disappointing...

not too serious i hope

Lizzy said...

Thanks for the honest review! I still may pick it up, simply for the believable characters.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Coming from the Saturday Network :)

That stinks that in the end this book didn't deliver. I hate when I book is going ok, but then the ending just loses it all.