Friday, May 10, 2013

Someday, Someday, Maybe - Review

Someday, Someday, MaybeSomeday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published: April 30th 2013 by Ballantine Books

It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club. Her roommates―her best friend Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer―are supportive, yet Franny knows a two-person fan club doesn’t exactly count as success. Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet. But while she dreams of filling their shoes, in the meantime, she’d happily settle for a speaking part in almost anything—and finding a hair product combination that works.
Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can’t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he’s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn’t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for.

It didn't exactly pop, more like fizzled.
Franny seemed pretty real. Hopeful, yet filled with self-doubt. Clueless when it comes to relationships, dorky when it comes to guys. Very relatable.
Her sassy best friend though, wasn't she seemed more surly than sassy.

Other than Franny trying to make her dream, of being an actor come true, nothing really happens.
Her "boyfriend" is just there, their relationship really isn't a relationship and just serves to screw Franny.
Lesson: life has downfalls, tread cautiously.
Her "rival" gets what she [Franny] wants and is more or less oblivious to the fact that she is a rival. She's a show off, she's trying to make everyone feel less, not just Franny.
And the actual possible love interest, other than a few moments there's no promise or hope that anything might happen with them.
It's expected but that's just because like I said it's expected.

It's an interesting plot but it fell short of whatever it was meant to be.

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