Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Book Cover:  Something MaybeNeed a fun, lighthearted feel good book to curl up with? Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott is that book.  Something, Maybe is nothing like the only other book I’ve read by Scott: Living Dead Girl.  Which I think is a mark of a truly talented writer.  Whereas Living Dead Girl is dark, gritty, and downright evil, Something, Maybe is laugh out loud funny, engaging, embarrassing, and very sweet.  Hannah is the only daughter of her famous and wealthy playboy father.  She lives with her now single mother, the only one of her father’s girlfriends to have a baby, who now makes her living chatting on her own website.   An unusual lifestyle to say the least.

Hannah’s stepfather has just passed away and they have moved to a new town where she likes to be as invisible as possible.  Where her mother runs around practically naked, Hannah wears her stepfathers old flannel button up shirts and never takes her hair out of a ponytail.  My husband and I were discussing the book cover (because YES, he’s halfway through reading the book himself, which I find oddly funny) and the girl on the cover is NOTHING like Hannah.  While I don’t think it’s a fair representation of Hannah’s character, it does portray the “feel” of the book.

Hannah works at the BurgerTown call center (!) and takes drive through orders for restaurants miles away.  She’s in love with her co-worker Josh who cares about “things,” writes poetry, goes to coffee shops to discuss politics and social issues, is gorgeous with black hair and deep brown hair and hair that lays just right.  The only problem is that Josh doesn’t date girls like Hannah.  Actually, he dates girls that look like the book cover.  While Hannah is trying to work up the courage to ask Josh out on a date, her other co-worker Finn won’t stop talking to her and she finds him really annoying.

What seemingly seems like a simple love triangle book isn’t.  Hannah must come to terms with her past history with her father, especially as he invites her to the mansion for a weekend visit after years of being away.  Hannah hasn’t seen her famous father for years and when he promises to turn the camera’s for his popular reality show off when she arrives, she’s not sure she can really trust him.

A fun read that I enjoyed escaping into that teens will love for it’s wacky but very real characters.  I enjoyed rooting for the underdog love interest.

Links of interest: Elizabeth Scott website, Maw Books review of Living Dead Girl.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Simon Pulse. March 24, 2009
Hardcover 224 pages. ISBN 1416978658
Source: Review copy
Something, Maybe is available from your favorite independent bookstore, Powell’s, and Amazon.

14 comments


  1. I’m really excited for Something, Maybe. I’ve read all her books EXCEPT Living Dead Girl, but it’s obviously time to get around to it!

    on March 17th, 2009 at 7:49 am
  2. I’m glad you enjoyed this one! I loved it as well. I just love all (or almost all) of her books. (It’s hard to say you “love” Living Dead Girl.) I think it would be impossible to pick a favorite :)

    on March 17th, 2009 at 9:42 am
  3. So sort of a really good beach read w/ well-written characters?

    on March 17th, 2009 at 10:50 am
  4. Wow, great review. Sounds like I need to add this to my library pile! =)

    on March 17th, 2009 at 11:37 am
  5. I vry much want to read this one. I’ve heard such great things about Scott but haven’t read any of her books yet.

    on March 17th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
  6. I really want to read this one. Thanks for the review.

    on March 17th, 2009 at 3:25 pm
  7. Thanks for the review. I just discovered Elizabeth Scott and am looking forward to reading more of her books.

    on March 17th, 2009 at 7:09 pm
  8. I’m not a fan of Elizabeth Scott. I read Stealing Heaven and another one (I cant remember) and didnt like either of them. But this one sounds good. I’m always willing to give an author another try when I get a good recommendation.

    on March 17th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
  9. This one is on my list, thanks for the nice review.

    on March 20th, 2009 at 6:38 am
  10. Definitely another good one from Elizabeth Scott. It’s interesting what you say about the cover though. Normally, I hate it when the cover image is different from the main character but I didn’t even notice it til you pointed it out. Must be because the cover captures the feel of the book, like you said. :)

    on March 22nd, 2009 at 6:43 pm
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  12. I too loved reading this book. I am yet to read her Love you Hate You Miss You.. I throughly enjoyed reading this one

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