Sunday, August 18, 2013

Review | Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

Someday, Someday Maybe

Someday, Someday Maybe | Lauren Graham
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: April 30th, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:
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. 

Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.

What I Thought. . .

Gah, I just LOVE Lauren Graham. Loved her in Gilmore Girls, love her in Parenthood, and now I love her for writing this book. Lauren’s humor and wit definitely comes through in her writing making this a fun and charismatic read. I loved the premise of the story; a young girl trying to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming an actress in New York. The character, Franny Banks, goes about chasing her dream in a comical, yet serious manner. She goes through countless ups and downs and finds out who and what really matters in her life.
Not only did I love Franny in the book, but her roommate, Dan, really stood out to me as well. He isn’t your average male character in a book and tries to hide in the shadows of his science-fiction writing. Somehow, throughout the book, Dan begins to have a lasting impression on Franny, but also on the reader as well.
I loved the journey Franny went on through this book and loved that she discovered herself, love, and friendship along the way. Someday, Someday Maybe is one of my favorite summer reads and didn’t disappoint me in the slightest. Lauren Graham did a fantastic job of transporting her readers to the early 90’s and the journey of an aspiring actress.

4.5 out of 5 stars! 

Happy reading!

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