Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Something, Maybe

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.
from bn.com

Beth says 4 stars...
Sometimes I think that I have the most embarrassing parents in the world. Then I read a book like this and count my blessings. This books was so funny and fresh. The characters were fantastic. I'm not sure who I liked more; the Hugh Hefner-oid father or the Internet-stripper mother. These character were also more than just caricatures, they had surprising depth to them. Watching Hannah try to be normal was so interesting. I found her to be fairly easy to relate to, bust she didn't completely leap of the page and become very real. The plot was just okay. At points it just felt like it was aimlessly wandering. It felt slow, and I really wanted it to just get going. The thing about it was that the characters were so fantastic that they made up for all of the shortcomings of the plot. This is a fresh and laugh-out-loud look at life that will make teens appreciate the parents they have.


celi.a said...

Great review! I love knowing whether books made people laugh. I'll definitely be checking this one out!

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