Title: More Than Maybe
Author: Erin Hahn
Page Count: 336 Hardcover
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Synopsis: Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.
Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out-of-this-world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?
Review: I am so in love with this book! I knew when I first started reading it that I would like Luke because I connected with him as a fellow musician. As I read more, I connected personally with Vada as a music critic more and more. Both main characters were so passionate about music and their art, but yet didn’t fully know how to express themselves. However, when they meet each other and challenge themselves with a school project, they find that they truly bring out each other’s strengths–even as they are overcoming their own separate familial issues.
More Than Maybe was a book that I devoured. Erin Hahn throws out music references left and right and creates an amazing book soundtrack. I thought it was so great because really, this is life. I live off of playlists with my besties and my (now) hubby! Music defines us, and this book did a great job of bringing these characters right into my heart! I loved it and I highly recommend!
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🎵 Book Soundtrack: Heavydirtysoul by Twenty One Pilots
Thank You by Led Zepplin
Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
Green Light by Lorde
and so many more….this is a music book, people!!! Get your headphones out!!!