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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Absolutely maybe this is the best book ever!!!
posted by Cliquegrl on April 19, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Looking for a new book??? Read this!!!
posted by 10776799 on December 26, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2012
I was going to compare this to Something, Maybe by Eliza
I was going to compare this to <i>Something, Maybe</i>Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
by Elizabeth Scott simply because of the similarities in the names, but the more I read, the more alike they were. As they were published around the same time, I can't even say that Lisa tried to rip Elizabeth's plotline off, or vice versa.
Though an interesting story, it wasn't one of those that I would buy in a store (with the exception of the cool lookin' girl on the cover) or that I would keep, had it not been an ARC when I got it.
The similarities between it and <i>Something, Maybe</i>
were astounding, though. They're titles are similar. Both have to do with taking a road trip involving something with fathers. Both Maybe and Hannah have two males in their life, at least one of which they are romantically interested in. Both have fathers they end up despising. Both have mothers that seem to hate them at first but it ends up just being their unique brand of love later.
Posted May 12, 2009
Dull and forgettable.
Mabelline had a father once, she knows that much. Her mother never explained anything except when she was under the influence, even then it was only one or two things. Maybe's mother, Chessy, had a 'fling' with a talent searcher years back and now she lives with Maybe in the apartment above her charm school. Charming, isn't it? After living with six different stepfathers, Maybe wants to meet her biological father. With only a picture and a first name as clues, Maybe sets off for Los Angeles with her two buds to find her dad. While both of her friends are off having the time of their lives, all Maybe has is a bag of clothes, a street corner, and one mischievous homeless woman who is convinced she's Audrey Hepburn.
While an unrealistic storyline can be refreshing, it made Absolutely Maybe dull and forgettable. I did not enjoy any of the characters. Some parts of the book were sweet, I'd have to give it that, but it was usually ruined by Maybe's inane thoughts or fast actions. Maybe was a shallow main character that was trying to get portrayed as an unaware, innocent teenager. The writing was a little random and stayed inside the lines. I loved how the chapters were short for a quick run through but they ended abruptly and lacked depth. I still don't know who Maybe was as a person. There was no moral or lesson and Maybe hadn't grown at all throughout the book. I believe this read is a waste of time.
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Posted September 20, 2011
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