Something, Maybe

Something, Maybe

by Elizabeth Scott, Lisa Fyfe
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Overview

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott


I wonder what it would be like to do high school things. To go out on the weekends. To kiss a guy. To have a normal life. A real one.

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....

Once again, Elizabeth Scott has created a world so painfully funny and a cast of characters so heartbreakingly real that you'll love being a part of it from unexpected start to triumphant finish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439163917
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 03/24/2009
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 623,583
Lexile: HL760L (what's this?)
File size: 284 KB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

ELIZABETH SCOTT grew up in a town so small it didn't even have a post office, though it did boast an impressive cattle population. She's sold hardware and panty hose and had a memorable three-day stint in the dot-com industry, where she learned that she really didn't want a career burning CDs. She lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, and firmly believes you can never own too many books.

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Something, Maybe 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 181 reviews.
Erin_Petersen More than 1 year ago
Lost in my feelings Do you ever feel like your parents are embarrassing you? Well, I'm sure it's nothing compared to Hannah's in "Something, Maybe" by Elizabeth Scott. Her dad became famous showcasing photos of pretty girls all over the internet, and her mom was one of his girlfriends and is now a star of her own website. Hannah only wishes to blend in at school and not be known as the daughter of Jackson James and Candy Madison. This story is a love story about a high school girl searching for her soul mate, but trying not to stand out as well. Hannah just has this feeling that Josh is her soul mate, but for some reason she can't seem to get Finn off her mind. She is caught somewhere between what she thinks is supposed to happen and the truth. And that goes for more situations than just trying to find her guy. The last time Hannah saw her dad she was twelve years old. And let's just say the visit didn't go very well. Hannah then got a call from him. Jackson said that he wanted to see his daughter. Hannah really wanted to believe that, but deep inside she knew it was only for the ratings. However, Jackson did a good job of convincing her that he really wanted to spend time with her, but soon after she arrived in New York she realized he had fooled her once again. I think Scott did an excellent job writing this book. She wrote it in a way that is easy for the reader to get into and connect to the story. It is definitely a book you will never want to put down. This is the perfect book for all teen girls. I would give it five out of five stars. I never wanted it to end and it's easy to relate to.From the love, loss, family, and relationships, this is an enjoyable teen romance book and should be on everyone's reading lists.
bookduck More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect from Elizabeth Scott's Something, Maybe; I usually can't get into YA realistic fiction centering on girls with complicated love lives and screwed up families. However, I liked Something, Maybe a lot. A lot a lot. Something, Maybe is a love story: love between family, friends, and boys and girls. And yes, it is a kissing book! The romantic thread of the plot was predictable; within the first few chapters, I knew which boy Hannah would end up with. The real fun was watching it happen. I also enjoyed getting to know Hannah's mom, minor web star Candy Madison, former girlfriend of Jackson James, reality TV/online Hugh Hefner-esque star. Hannah's relationship with her mother figures prominently in the novel; the first sentence of Something, Maybe is "Everyone's seen my mother naked." Indeed, Candy Madison is scantily clad in most of her scenes, and Hannah frequently has to act the adult: "She [Candy] nods, and when she hugs me [Hannah], I tug her shirt down." In the end, however, Candy Madison is a real person and a wonderful-if midriff-bearing-mother. Hannah's father is another story, and an excellent vehicle for Scott to satirize reality TV. Scott's prose is absorbing, and I frequently read longer than I meant to. The plot and tone move, but not at break-neck speed. Rather, reading Something, Maybe is like curling up on the couch with a blankie and a cup of hot chocolate-cozy, calm, and delightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something, Maybe is a book that was easy to read and touched my heart. Hannah Jackson James is a girl in high school who longs for a normal life, one that doesn't involve her father having a castle in New York and being famous for his website with pictures of beautiful women, or her mother walking around the house in her underwear while talking to people about her so-called "career." Hannah does her best to remain unnoticed and ordinary, but doing those two things won't ever catch the attention of her crush Josh, who is everything she ever hopes for. But even though she believes Josh is her "soulmate" she can't ever get Finn off her mind and out of her heart. Something, Maybe is a novel that you are sure to remember...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok for one i have to start by saying that i love how the boys are switched. How in other books the dark hair, poetry writing one is the one the the girl cant stand but then ends up being "the one" and the blonde footbal player is the one the girl starts off liking but fals for the dark hair one. I loved this switch! I can not express how much i enjoyed the boy switch. Now i felt like the book was, for lack of a better word, messy. I just didnt understand it. I felt like it was all smashed together in so few pages. And i felt like it was half a story, like i missed so much before this book. And like it just was continueing from another story. Over all im am extremely dissapointed and i really did not enjoy this book a smuch as i thought. The book was to crampted and everything overlapping eachother. - i still love the author, Sama M
RomanceLover29 More than 1 year ago
This book by Elizabeth Scott was so unpredictable! I was so suprised who Hannah would finally end up with.....Book reading, music loving, poem writing Josh, or Fun, Loving, and Loud Finn? It was a great book, and I would recommend this to anyone! If you want teen romance, then this is what you need to read! :)
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Hannah's parents are embarrassing. Hannah's mom, Candy Madison, is a former "celebrity" who's known for a certain revealing pizza commercial, a short-lived TV show, and being the girlfriend of famous playboy and Hannah's father, Jackson James. She doesn't talk to her dad and her mom spends most of her time in online fan chats. 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. I don't know how Elizabeth Scott does it, but she continues to amaze me with every book. Can I just bottle some of her talent, please? SOMETHING, MAYBE is the perfect love story, but it's not just a romance. It's a story about loss, family, acceptance, and forgiveness. It goes beyond what a light romance typically does without feeling like a heavy issue book. How Elizabeth Scott pulls all this off is what makes reading this book so much fun. The most amazing thing to me is that I was totally drawn in to Hannah's world. When Hannah felt frustrated with her father, I felt frustrated. When she was upset, I was upset, and when she was happy I cheered with her. I really emotionally connected with the story and the characters, which made this one such a rewarding read. And Finn....sigh....I love Finn. If you haven't picked this one up yet, put it to the top of your reading pile now! SOMETHING, MAYBE is my new must-have book for Summer Reading.
marley46 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Scott writes another amazing love story about a girl who finds love in unexpected places. She works with two guys: Josh, poetic, handsome, hard for Hannah to talk to, and a jerk, and then there is Finn, funny, hot, sweet as can be, and comfortable and easy for Hannah to talk to. Scott delivers these characters with great writing and makes you feel like you know them yourself. This book is amazing, but when you read it, make sure you have time on your hands because you will not be able to put it down. Elizabeth Scott is a great author, and I hope I can write a love story as good as Something, Maybe, Bloom, or Perfect You.
NerdyMusicBliss More than 1 year ago
Definitely one of my more favorite books from this author. This one really delves into the teen mind. Hannah is head over heels for her dreamy, mature, and- in-a-word- perfect, coworker, Josh. But he already has a girlfriend, she thinks. And an annoying coworker, Finn is constantly bugging her. At home her mother spends a lot of time sporting lingerie on the internet for fans. Plus, she is trying to forget about the last time she saw her famous dad, Jackson. Scott does an excellent job showing what a teenager thinks and feels going through all this. As Hannah pursues a relationship with Josh and Finn always trying to talk with her, we see more of her personality and train of thought come out. Hannah starts to realize Josh isn't exactly as perfect for her as she thought and ends up going through another horrible experience with her father. You can't help but feel Hannah's emotions right along with her. Scoot places that special touch of humor in spots that just add to the great story. Read it so you can see Hannah go through life, crushes, family drama, and realization- and watch her learn from it all so she can be truly happy and truly herself.
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I thought this book was VERY good. It's a pretty easy book and is a quick read but has so much in it that it overwhelms you with emotion! The characters in it are great also- especially Finn! He was to DIE FOR, I wish i had a Finn!!!! If you are thinking about reading this u should! Because i know i loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um yeah some people really shouldn't be talking all this trash. Unless you can verify your work is better than elizabeths you shouldnt be so quick to judge
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It was a quick read which i enjoyed.I really loved the end and it was honestly one of few books that i couldnt put down. Finn was so cute. The stuff with her dad was still fast and wasnt bad either.
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
I was taken by Elizabeth Scott's book Love You Hate You Miss You, but Something, Maybe is totally different, and very enjoyable. Hannah has always had a messed up life growing up. A Playboy like father with 20-something girls lining up to be his "special" girl, a mother still grieving for her second husband's death, and that left Hannah to try and make her way through high school without being seen. But shes still seen by two guys at her after achool job, Finn and Josh, but one of them isnt all she thought he was, and thats where the crazyness starts. I liked the book, I already didnt like Hannah's father and Ireally didnt by the end. And Finn is just so adoreably cute with his incomplete thoughts and little acts of kindness to Hannah. This is really great for any teenager who wants a quick read, but some of the situations and conversations tend to lean the book to more of an older teen audience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome. It was well written and had an unpredictable plot that keeps you turning pages and unable to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was soooo good! The ending was really sweet it just took so long for hannah to realize what she had right in front of her! There is some language and stuff that may be innappropriete for some people so i recommend it for girls 11 and up but it depends on the person. I loved this book!
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This book is goodd
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Elizabeth Scott is an amazing auther and this is another one of her amazing books. I am so glad i bought it and recomend it to any young girl between the 6th and 12th grade. It was a quick read i admit but it was a good kids book.
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It is a very fast and enjoyable read