Something, Maybe by Elizabeth ScottSomething, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Something, Maybe

byElizabeth ScottContribution byLisa Fyfe

Paperback | February 23, 2010

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Another funny, romantic teen novel by the author of bloom and Perfect You, hailed as "The best love story I've read in ages" by Sarah Dessen
Title:Something, MaybeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:Simon PulseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416953566

ISBN - 13:9781416953562

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great pick-me-up I love this book. It's one of my favourites and it never fails to get me in a better mood. I've read it countless times and will continue to read it again.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute and simple 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.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Something, Maybe It's an ok book! If it's free read it, if not don't waste you money!
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and Sweet I love reading Elizabeth Scotts books because they show much plot and what the characters are thinking.. i cant wait till the next book that came out. This was the second book i read from her.. both were really great( Perfect You) was a great novel. This books goes mostly towards teens, deals with father daughter issues, and even some romance is in the mix. I enjoy reading her novels.. Keep Reading,
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Sweet I really liked this book. It was a quick, fun read. The development of the characters and their relationship felt very believable. Hannah is just your normal, every girl who is stuck with two attention crazed parents. You can really feel for her, all she wants to do is be normal and stay away from the media attention. I loved the way her and Finn's relationship blooms over time. Finn is so sweet, I was shaking my head at Hannah throughout the book saying "why can you not see that he is who you are supposed to be with?" LoL. A very sweet book
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really cute This was a fun and light read. I took me very little time to finish reading it but I wasn't dissappointed at all. Hannah is the unpopular girl who likes to be unnoticed but has a crush on a "popular" guy. Hannah comes to realize things about her mom dad and the guys in her life . The ending was a little predictable but it was cute. This was the first Elizabeth Scott novel I've read but I will certainly be reading some more. Any suggestions?
Date published: 2010-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Quick Read with Great Characters. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick easy fun read with interesting characters. Hannah's parents are embarrassing. Hannah's mom, Candy, is a former "celebrity" who's known for a certain revealing pizza commercial, a short-lived TV show, and being the former girlfriend of famous playboy Jackson James who also just happens to be Hannah's father. Hannah wishes she was a normal girl with a normal life who could attract the attention of her co-worker, Josh, who is obviously her soul mate (he just doesn't realize it). But the annoying Finn keeps getting in the way, and for some reason Hannah can't stop thinking about him.
Date published: 2010-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Astounding! To those of us who are familiar with Elizabeth Scott's work, there's no denying the fact that her books are different, that her writing style is different. This book-along with others that i have read-was amazing! It slowly worked it's way to developing the characters as the story progressed and I found that just the plot was different.
Date published: 2009-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyed!! I love Elizabeth Scott's writing style. It's so easy to get into the novel and fall in love with her characters (i.e. Finn!). I didn't think Something, Maybe was as good as the two I've read from her so far (Perfect You and Stealing Heaven), but that didn't stop me from really enjoying the novel! Scott has so much creativity and her story ideas are so fresh! She's managed to turn an ordinary plot line, a teen girl who's trying to find herself, into something unique. She adds the right amount of laughter with a mix of emotional amounts where you feel bad that Hannah has no one who can really relate to her. The only negative comments I can say are that I thought it was getting a bit repetitive after awhile by the amount of times that Hannah says she likes Josh (but really? isn't that how all us teen girls are like? so I really shouldn't it's a bad thing....) and that I thought the book should have been in paperback instead of hardcover since it's not too long of a book. Although the novel was predictable (it was obvious who she was going to end with), I still couldn't put down the book!
Date published: 2009-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It wasn't as good as I thought it would be.... ...... From reading Elizabeth Scott's other novels I was expecting this book to be really great, I was a tad disappointed. It wasn't bad or anything but IMO her other novels are better. I didn't really like that most everything was told twice, I think the novel would have been better without the repeats to her friend. And although the book is entirely predictable it was, for the most part, enjoyable. Its a little difficult to relate to the main character because really how many of us have moms who basically sell their bodies? I didn't like that aspect of the book at all, it seemed like a step down from her other novels. Im still a Scott fan but I don't think I will be rushing out to buy any of her books anymore.
Date published: 2009-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun, Light Read! Hannah appears to be your ordinary teenage girl, with all the dreams and wishes that typical girls have. However, Hannah is the product of two very extra-ordinary parents. Her mother makes a living by sitting in front of the camera in skimpy lingerie and her father is an absentee parent and is a 70-something trying to cling on to his has-been Playboy Mansion type fame. Clearly, Hannah's life has been anything but typical. But that's the problem. All Hannah wants is a normal life. On top of all that, Hannah also has a crush on a guy at work. Hannah works at a call station for big restaurant chain drive-thrus. There she meets...not one but two cute guys. On paper, Josh appears to be the perfect guy. He's the coffee-drinking teen activist and Hannah can't seem to get enough of him. And then there's Finn. He's the exact opposite of sensitive Josh. Hannah can't stand being with Finn, or so she says to everyone. Funny, how it is that she has more fun spending time with Finn than anyone else... Except for work, Hannah doesn't spend much time socializing with other teens her age. She has one person who she'd actually call a friend and the rest,well, she keeps herself closed off from them. But when Hannah's father seems to want to reconnect with her (but only for the sake of his television show), Hannah's life morphs from somewhat bearable to chaotic. As her life give in to turmoil, Hannah learns more about her co-workers, her parents and, most importantly, herself. Hannah's mother and her job plays a central role in the novel. When I first started reading Something, Maybe, I thought her mother would be completely irresponsible and frivolous. (After all, her job description doesn't scream "GOOD MOM, RESPONSIBLE!") However, there's more to Candy (her mother), than is first revealed. She isn't simply a former semi-celebrity who was dumped by the "big playboy" of the time. Instead, she's a real person who has loved, lost and grieved. Hannah's mom only wants the best for her daughter and she does what is in her ability to ensure that. Candy's character is one of the most complex in the novel, and the most interesting. Hannah's father is another unique one. He's eccentric and unavailable. His treatment of Hannah is that of a child with a toy. While, at first, it seems like Candy is the childish parents, he's the real infant. While Hannah desperately longs to be loved and cherished by her father, he brushes her needs and wishes aside so he can fulfill his own. And get his television ratings. His place in the story is vital, yet, I wish that he had been more fleshed out and less static. And then there's someone else, someone so pivotal to the family, that isn't even present but who has affected Hannah and her mother for life. But, no more on that from me, only that I enjoyed that added twist and thought it added alot of dimension to the novel. Finally, Hannah. Hannah's ordinary. There's nothing special about her...nothing unique. At first, I wanted Hannah to be different, to be more than she was. Now, after reading it, maybe Hannah's ordinariness's point was to serve as a contrast to her family's craziness. Still, I wish that she had been better developed and more interesting. Her relationships with her friend could have been better explored, however I did enjoy her interactions with her mother and co-workers. Hannah's growing relationships with Josh and Finn were believable and fun to read about. Plot wise, Something, Maybe is not as compelling as Elizabeth Scott's other novels. However, it is a fun, light read that you should pick up when it comes out on March 24, 2009.
Date published: 2009-03-15

Editorial Reviews

"The best love story I've read in ages." -- Sarah Dessen, bestselling author of Lock and Key