Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
Published by: Simon Pulse
Release Date: March 2009
This book does an amazing job of establishing a teen voice that is relatable and real. Hannah is embarrassed by the lifestyles of her parents. What teen isn’t embarrassed by their parents at some point? She doesn’t quite fit in at school due to her parents crazy careers. It’s pretty difficult being the daughter of a Hugh Hefner top and one of his former “girls”. Poor Hannah doesn’t stand a chance against the taunts of high schoolers.
She spends her days talking to her best friend, Teagan, suffering through her classes, and working at the Burger Town Call Center with Josh and Finn. Josh is the cute, artsy boy who makes Hannah’s pulse quicken while Finn is a big joker who drives Hannah insane.
Can Hannah finally find the place where she fits? Can she finally learn to accept her parents for who they are? Will she find love?
I fell in love with these characters and their stories. This is one of those books that I was seriously sad when it ended. I wanted to know more about the characters and what would happen to them in the future. I also have to admit I have a literary crush on Finn now.
Summary from author’s website:
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.