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More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

“A smorgasbord of goodness.   More than Maybe is the type of story, the type of writing that you long for in a book.”

Cecelia Beckman, Sheaf & Ink
More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

The Story

Lukas Greenly, prodigy son of a famous British Punk rock singer, not only can compose, he can also sing.  He’s not bad on the eyes either.  He hosts a Podcast with his twin brother Cullen and when a song he composed in private for a crush he’s had for a few years, things get a little more complicated.

Vada Carsewell, genius music blogger and employee of her mom’s best friend’s dive bar, has a few items to accomplish before graduation: continue her popular music blog, get a gig as a writer for Rolling Stones magazine, and get into UCLA.  But when Luke Greenly enters the picture, Vada isn’t fully prepared for what she’s about to fall into.

My Review: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

“Is it possible to never grow tired of talking to a person.”

Erin Hahn, More Than Maybe

Is it possible to never grow tired of reading this book?

I’ll answer my own question.  Absolutely not. 

More Than Maybe is a soundtrack I never want to stop listening to.  Hahn wrote her own lyrics so masterfully that each chapter is its own delicious song, waiting to be discovered and felt as music so often should be.

Hahn creates these very real, very personal moments that speak to readers. Both Vada and Luke have their own private demons.  For Vada, her father, and for Luke, his father’s expectations.

But with music, these two connect on a plane of consciousness not everyone gets to experience.  Vada and Luke happen upon each other as if by fate or destiny or chance where life wove their songs together in perfect harmony.

My Thoughts

And it’s not only Vada and Luke’s story that you swoon over.  It’s everything.  The dialogue is charming and witty. The prose are as engaging as the musical references made between Vada and Luke.  Plus, Dear Readers, every time those two dropped a song to the other via text message, I googled the lyrics to every. single. song.

I couldn’t help but fall in love with these two (and the story) a little bit more because of it.  Hahn wraps up some of the best music over the past fifty years like a gift and makes each song relevant to these two incredible teenagers.

A Few More Thoughts

I’m so glad my own kids will have an opportunity to read this novel and discover Vada and Luke’s story.  Because Vada Carsewell makes me want to obsess about music and Luke Greenly has me appreciating the beauty of falling in love.

Is it possible to have so many positive feels and not know what to do with them all?  Except maybe hug this book and read it again. And again. And again.  Because I’m crazy about More Than Maybe.  After reading the opening line, I knew I was going to Love it!

Happy Reading  ̴  Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blotink blot – Exceptionally Inked

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Publication Date: July, 2020

Pages: 336

ISBN-10:  1250231647

ISBN-13:  9781250231642

Audience: Young Adult; ages 14 and up

Jacket Art: Unkown at this time

Jacket Design: Kerri Resnick

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