Review: Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Title: Something, Maybe
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
Links: Amazon | Goodreads
Source: Won
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....
Something, Maybe is probably my favorite Elizabeth Scott book that I've read so far, and Hannah is probably my favorite Elizabeth Scott heroine of all of the books of hers that I've read so far as well. She is a normal, fun, teenage girl who's just got a really unfortunate and embarrassing family situation. Hannah likes to be goofy at work and is a little shy and prefers to remain away from the spotlight. Her shyness and desire for invisibility is a direct result of the negative attention she's received due to her parents. Her mom has an embarrassing job and wears skimpy clothes, but she's a caring and protective mother. Her friend Teagan is a fairly minor character but has personality, complements Hannah's character, and is a great outlet through which Hannah can examine her feelings. Josh and Finn are Hannah's co-workers. Josh is pretty boring to me, but Finn is adorable as hell. I won't say anymore about that.

This is a quick, light, fun, read. Hannah navigates her family issues, school, work, and relationships. There are some frustrating moments for Hannah, but there are also a lot of cute and funny ones. The story is mostly about Hannah overcoming her fears and realizing who are the people who love her and who are the people who love themselves.

I enjoyed Something, Maybe quite a bit. It's a fast, fun book. It's cute and rewarding, as well. I'd recommend it to fans of Sarah Dessen and contemporary YA romances.


  1. What a lovely blog you have here. So clean, neat and pretty (my favorite things in a blog). This book is in my TBR pile and after reading your review, I think I need to bump it up. Thanks for your review!

  2. Thanks so much for posting about Elizabeth Scott today! So glad you enjoyed the book :)

  3. That's pretty much what I thought too! This is my favorite of all the Scott books I've read thus far and I just loved your review of it here! :D

  4. This does sound good! I may have to get outside of my usual paranormal and read this! Seems like a fun read. Thanks for the review!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  5. Sounds cute. I'll be adding this one to my TBR. Thanks for your thoughts, Jenny.

  6. I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I've never actually read anything by Elizabeth Scott. I own several of her books, but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Embarrassing! Lol.


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