Friday, December 6, 2013

Someday, Someday, Maybe: by Lauren Graham

Title: Someday, Someday, Maybe
Author: Lauren Graham
Format: eBook - 344 pages
Publication Date: April 30, 2013 by Ballantine Books
Buy the Book: Barnes&Noble, Amazon

Goodreads Description: Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.

Meanwhile, she dreams of doing "important" work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It's hard to tell if she'll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won't call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet. 

Review: This book was definitely not one of my favourites to read. I just found it very hard to get into the book, and it just dragged at some points. I felt like there was a lot of story and dialogue, but nothing going on. I was just bored.

Also, I just did not enjoy the character of Franny as much as I would have liked. I found her to be kind of dumb actually. She had all these feelings and insticts about events and people, but she would never follow them! She just kept making excuses for why things were the way they were, or why she should keep dating some jerk. That is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to main female characters, I mean come on you know that you should not be doing that, SO DON'T DO IT.

I found myself craving more of Franny's roommates than I did her. I absolutely loved Jane, she is such a badass, funny, true character, and at times I wished she was my friend! And do not even get me started on Dan... gahhh I am in love!

The ending of this book was such a shock.. it left off at a huge cliffhanger! NOOOO! I need to know what happens! I am assuming she is planning on writing a sequel as she left so many things unanswered. And according to Goodreads, "Graham signed a deal with Warner Bros. Television and Ellen DeGeneres' production company A Very Good Production to adapt it into a TV series. The script will be written by her." I am excited for this as I feel it could make for a very nice TV show if the casting is done right.

All in all, it was not a horrible book, but I would try to rent it from a library or a friend before spending money on it.

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