Book Review: Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday

This post is guest written by my most favorite teenage girl ever, my daughter.  I’m so lucky to have raised at least one child who is as passionate of a reader as I am!  Between the two of us I’m pretty sure we’re keeping Barnes & Noble in business.  Colleen Hoover is one of her favorite authors and when she recently found out she will be in our area this summer she is begging me to buy tickets so we can go and meet her in person!

This is her first book review, I’ve been asking her to write them for me for a while but her English teacher is what clinched the deal when she offered her extra credit for each one she did.  (Doesn’t matter that she already has a 100% average…she loves extra credit).

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Maybe Someday

Colleen Hoover is the author of five other books and one novella. This by far has been my favorite; it wasn’t the cookie cutter young adult novel. Maybe Someday is accompanied by the Maybe Someday album by Griffin Peterson. For me this added a new way to understand Ridge and Sydney’s pain.

One when Sydney is sitting in her apartment balcony, which she shares with her best friend Tori. She is watching a young man, around her age, play guitar. He asks her to contact him and help him write lyrics to the songs that he has been playing.  But went along with it any way and texted him.  They talk and she agrees to send him the lyrics to one song.  Then on her birthday Ridge decides that he can’t keep the secret from her any more, even though he knows that it will kill her.  Hunter and Tori were been sneaking behind Sydney’s back.  Ridge asks Sydney to move in with him and his two roommates, because she can no longer live with Tori.  Sydney and Ridge continue to write songs together for a while despite Ridge’s inability to hear any of the songs they are writing. Sydney and Ridge both realize that they have feelings for each other, despite Ridge’ s girlfriend and Sydney just getting out of a relationship.  One day Sydney walks into the bathroom to find Maggie, Ridge’s girlfriend, on the floor passed out and they have to take her to the hospital and that’s when Sydney finds out about Maggie’s CFRD. While Maggie is recovering in the hospital and Ridge ran home, Maggie read all of Ridge and Sydney’s conversations on Ridge’s laptop.  Ridge finally asked Sydney to move out, so Ridge’s friend, Warren, helped her move into a hotel then her own apartment. One day they convince, secretively, to go to this club and Ridge surprised her by playing new songs he wrote for her. Sydney then surprised him by showing that she learned sign language.

Maybe Someday

 Maybe Someday

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7 Comments on Book Review: Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday

  1. Christine Carter
    May 3, 2014 at 12:08 PM (3 months ago)

    I love that your awesome daughter is doing a review!! She definitely has her mama’s writing gene!! Loved the review, and I need to ask, is this book something my tween could read? Or is it a bit too ‘mature’ just yet. My daughter is nearing sixth grade and loves to read too… I would love more good ideas for her, if you can offer any!

    (This comment was intended for your precious teen-child, nameless-did I miss her name? LOL)

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    • Angela
      May 4, 2014 at 7:38 PM (3 months ago)

      Hey Chris, Maddy says that this book is probably a little bit much for a 6th grader yet, she’s in 9th grade so there’s a lot of growing up that happens in those 3 years. Maybe I’ll have her make a suggested reading post for me soon! My son is not as avid of a reader as she is and I know what a struggle it can be to find books that he will enjoy!

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  2. Colleen
    May 3, 2014 at 12:18 PM (3 months ago)

    Great job on your first review! I feel honored that it was my book. Thank you so much!

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    • Nameless Daughter
      May 3, 2014 at 7:35 PM (3 months ago)

      Thank you so much Colleen Hoover! Hopefully I can meet you this summer!

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    • Angela
      May 4, 2014 at 7:37 PM (3 months ago)

      Hi Colleen, Your comment left on my blog has turned me from a mom into a hero over night. My daughter is truly one of your biggest fans and she loves your work and learning about you. As a lifelong reader and writer myself it makes me happy to see that she has found pleasure in reading and enjoyment in following an author that she loves online. I hope that she will be writing many more reviews for me here, and I expect that a large number of them will be reviews of your books. Thanks again for making her day with your comment!

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  3. Megsanity
    May 4, 2014 at 8:47 PM (3 months ago)

    What a great first review! It gave a lot of information about the story and related it in an easy to read way.

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    • Angela
      May 4, 2014 at 8:51 PM (3 months ago)

      Thanks Meg, I’m so proud of her!

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