Monday, April 27, 2009

Review ; Something,Maybe by Elizabeth Scott


ABOUT THE BOOK/: 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....


(taken from elizabethwrites.com)


THE REVIEW /:

Elements ;

1. Shocking Factor - 9.5/10
2. Thrilling Factor - 9/10
3. Funny Factor - 8/10
4. Honesty Factor - 9/10
5. Originality Factor - 8.5/10

and

Narrator's Voice - 10/10

Overall conclusion
- I've been trying to find the exact words to fully describe this novel when I realised that it's already there, on the book jacket.

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.

That is true, indeed. Her originality makes you want to read it more of it, until you don't realise that you are actually at school, sitting right in front of the teacher whose babbling about Indices and Logarithms. Trust me, I know. I was smiling so happily when I read 'that certain part' the teacher came and asked "why are you so happy that the homework is due the next day?" (I was hiding the book under my table).

I wanted to read this one since I read the excerpt at the back of Perfect You. Hannah is someone I can relate to, not for her parents (obviously) but because the way she hides herself in oversized clothes. Okay okay. That's not entirely true, but I really prefer wearing oversized clothes because then people would be staring at me for my big clothes and not for who I am. You know what I mean? No? Okay, this is turning up to be a body image post.

Back to the review. I've only recently realize that I really really really love how Elizabeth Scott writes. Her words are so relaxing that you don't find yourself rushing through the book but still so eager to know what happens. I love the present tense she writes in instead of the usual past tense. It makes it more real. Nuff said about that. I really love how the characters develops to the end. Also, Scott's good on giving hints about something without you even realising it until you reach the part (if youve read the book, you'd know). Of course, like so many others I love Finn. Will (from Perfect You) is my favourite though but Finn is special. He's adorable and exactly the kind of person you want to spend your life with. He's the underdog, that guy right in front of your face without you ever realising it (cliche, I know but still good). The family problems here is more original and I like how Scott gives every character their own identity thus making the novel more interesting. I also realize that I've been saying 'I love..' a lot in this review which can only mean one thing : I love this book!! This is a light-hearted fun read. Something, Maybe is really something.


My only conflict is that : What does Something, Maybe has anything to do with the book? Maybe I'm just really slow at metaphors and hidden meanings but I still don't get. If you do, please lemme know.


TIQA

6 comments:

  1. I love this book! And I agree about the title... I don't really know what it means either or what it refers to. :/

    I did watch a vlog that Elizabeth Scott posted on her blog a little while ago when she mentioned that she had a difficult time coming up with a new title.

    And she was writing an email to her editor about how she'd come up with something, maybe. That's how she said the title came to be.

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  2. LOL (literally) about the reading-under-the-table part. I once did that but then started freaking out that I would get caught so I stopped. Anyways . . .

    Really good review!

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  3. Kudos to E. Scott for great books she wrote! :D

    Great review Atiqah -______-'

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  4. Nice review.
    This book's been in my wishlist for a while. I want to read it soon.

    You have a present at my blog.

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  5. Oh, I loved Will. And Finn. Who would I possibly choose?!

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