Monday, January 19, 2009

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (February 2009)
Paperback ARC: 288 pages
Age Group: Young Adult

"Meet Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut. She may be named for her mother's favorite brand of mascara, but she has a mind—and a hair color—all her own.

Meet her mother, Chessy—that is, Chessamay Chestnut Abajian Wing Marshall Wing Sinclair Alvarez and soong-to-be Himmler. The one man she didn't marry? Maybe's father.

Meet Ted and Hollywood , a.k.a Maybe's best friends. When Chessy chooses her latest scuzzball fiancé over her daughter, the trio sets out to find Maybe's dad in California.

Where they meet Los Angeles: city of swimming pools, movie stars, and a whole lot of surprises, including an aging screen goddess, a famous photographer, thee makeovers, a Rolls-Royce, and a taco truck. Hollywood makes a film; Ted makes his fortune. But the biggest surprise may be Maybe herself, as a charm-school dropout becomes a drop-dead charmer in Lisa Yee's terrific new novel."

Absolutely Maybe was a really great book. I really connected with the main character, Maybe, which made her seem more real to me. At the end of the book, I was happy I was done with the book because it was a great story, but I was also very sad for the same reason.

Absolutely Maybe contains amazing characters. They make you wish that you had friends like them. They were absolutely hilarious and their names were really unique. Absolutely Maybe is a great book for anyone, especially those who feel like they are outsiders. I think everyone has a little bit of Maybe in them somewhere, even if they don't let it surface.

Also, don't forget about the awesome cover! I love the models hair on the cover. Makes me want orange hair!

If you'd like to pre-order Absolutely Maybe, here are a few places to do it!
Barnes and Nobles

Here is an Absolutely Maybe goodie for you!
*Note: I did not take this picture, so I don't take any credit for it. All I did was edit it a bit. :)


Lisa Yee said...

Love your version of the cover!!!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ahh...I want to read this. I think it sounds great and the cover truly is AWESOME!

The nicknames/names are really cool. I love when characters have unique names.

And I'd identify myself as a bit of an outsider, so yay, I get a book! lol


Mandy said...

Hi Lauren!

Yes, it was really great. And I love the cover. <3 When I got it in the mail and opened the package I took a few minutes just to stare at the cover.

Yes, their names/nicknames were awesome, I really liked them.

Me too!


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