Something, Maybe

Something, Maybe

Book - 2009
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Seventeen-year-old high school student Hannah is trying to lead a normal life, despite the fact that both her parents are famous for their wild lifestyles, which means getting her secret crush to notice her.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416978657
1416978658
Characteristics: 217 p. ; 22 cm

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MicaelaMuldoon
Jan 15, 2016

I thought this was a really cute Sarah Dessen-esque read. It’s short, but sweet. There are two main things that the main character, Hannah, is coping with here: her relationships with her parents (and thus her discomfort in her own skin), and her developing romance with Finn, a coworker who values her more than almost anyone else does.

Hannah’s mom is basically a hottie for a living, but she is admirable because she is doing what she can for her daughter after facing two tragedies in a row -- a good mom. Hannah’s father is an immature (yet very old) celebrity who has a history of stabbing people in the back, Hannah included. And just when she finally thinks she may get a chance at a real relationship with her dad (and just when we think the coldhearted rich guy finally has feelings, like in ​Annie​), he betrays her yet again. By the end of the book, Hannah’s relationship with her dad is not repaired. I sort of like it that way, though. It’s realistic and, whether it means to or not, it gives readers the important
lesson that they can’t depend on everyone even those they should be able to depend on, but that, even more importantly, they don’t need those people, anyway.

Hannah spends most of the book crushing on Josh, who is obviously a hipster asshole. Finn, the guy who has feelings for Hannah, is a cute and unconventional love interest. He is not much taller than she is, he gets really awkward around her and struggles with the boundary between shy/reserved and flirty/outgoing, and he makes strange little jokes. His feelings for her are made quite evident though the small gestures he makes for her and the way he always has her back.

Many people aren’t exactly crazy about this one, but I quite liked it. This is also my first (and only) Elizabeth Scott novel so far, so I don’t have much to compare it to. But you don’t always have to make comparisons to know if a thing is good, in my opinion.

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sumaiyah98
Aug 11, 2014

Hannah lives a pretty complicated life. Her dad, who she refers to as Jackson, is an aging playboy who makes a living of hosting great parties with gorgeous young girls, and posting the pictures all over the internet. Her mom, used to date Jackson and now works in her underwear and is a star on her own website, she even published a book. With having two odd but very famous parents, Hannah has learned to keep a pretty low profile life. This doesn't do much for her in terms of wanting her crush Josh, the perfect boy to notice her. Josh is smart, sensitive, funny and hot. Its hard to be the "normal teenager" Hannah wants to be when she is stuck in somewhat of a love triangle between Josh and Finn, a hilarious guy who gets on Hannah's last nerve, and for some reason she can't stop thinking about him. Between her famous dad trying to contact her, her mother embarrassing her by being half naked and trying to avoid Jackson's reality TV show, Hannah's got a lot on her plate. Even though Hannah has a very complicated family, she is so easy to relate to. The average girl who tries to stay out of everyone’s way, not very outspoken or extra ordinary but just as likable. To be completely honest, I did find the ending to be a bit rushed like something weren’t explained well enough. Overall, this is a short and quick read with memorable characters, funny encounters and a cute romance.

blue_jaguar_257 Aug 12, 2013

this book is a verry good book it tells hownot evryone is what they seem

Melliestrawberry Aug 05, 2013

This book was a very enjoyable read. I couldn't put the book down! Yes, it was predictable as most love stories are, but it was still hilarious and interesting. Their relationship is so cute though, and I couldn't stop rereading their adorable moments.

o3o Jan 31, 2013

Cute and funny book. Predictable ending as always. *spoiler alert* Finn & Hannah get together.
"Opposites attract!"
But this was a good book, this is a need to read!

Jasminl742 Aug 19, 2012

First book I read from Elizabeth Scott , and it was hilarious. Now I have read all of her books. and enjoyed them all.

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reader1995
Jul 01, 2012

really funny, a great read!

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TheDullStar
Apr 21, 2012

I haven't finished it yet, but the story isn't very interesting in my opinion.

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lovelociraptors
Apr 15, 2012

such a good book. i could soooooo tell that the annoying dude was in love w/ her! i cannot beleev th cute guy was such an a**

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Ucod
Jul 23, 2011

it's a good and enjoyable book to read =) Not the best book I've read from her and other authors though.

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lovelociraptors
Apr 15, 2012

Hannah has been keeping a low-key profile ever since she moved, but boys, friends and her father suddenly reappearing after god-only-knows-how-long change all that.

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E_Kazan
Jul 08, 2010

"Hinky?"
"It's a word," Finn says. "Sort of."
"Well it fits him. And I'm not feeling sorry for myself. It's just that I didn't realize Josh is--"
"An enormous pretentious ass?"
"Yeah," I say."That."

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