Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she’s got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the Internet, and her mom was once one of her dad’s girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar…and that’s just how she likes it.
Of course, that doesn’t help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah’s sure that gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to notice her; wondering why she suddenly can’t stop thinking about another guy, Finn; and dealing with her parents make Hannah feel like she’s going crazy. Yet she’s determined to make things work out the way she wants—only what she wants may not be what she needs… [Goodreads]
Hannah always felt like she lived under her parents mistakes and fame. She wants a normal life without having people relate her back to her mum, being an embarrassment and her dad’s show.
She has a crush on Josh, who makes her forget about all her family stress. Her so called ‘soulmate‘ who has yet to actually talk to her at work and at school. But she can’t help but get swept away by his smile and his political ways of thinking, not to mention, he reads – not just any book, those fat books!
But then there’s Finn. Easy to talk to and ultimately everything Hannah wants, yet she is so wrapped up in the fantasy to even consider Finn. I felt like Josh is quite arrogant at times, he isn’t shy of anything he does, which creates a nice contrast to Finn who is ‘more than he seems’.
The relationship between Hannah and her best friend Teagan is an interesting one. One half I love their relationship because they talk about everything. They have their girly sessions where they talk about guys and ‘uncode‘ what something means. This is also part of my issue. Hannah seems to have no brain at all. Okay, it’s alright to ask your best friend what something means or confirm a thought but this became a regular occurrence and I felt like Hannah was quite naive.
In the end, it was a cute and easy to read book, but left a few unanswered questions that mostly relate to her and her dad’s side of the story. There are moments that are beautifully written to do with her past with her mum and then shocking and awkward twists in the storyline. Might be harder than she thought to break out of her parents shadows…
I liked it