Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Daily Booktalk: Teen Tuesday: Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee. 288 p. Scholastic Inc., February, 2009. 9780439838443.
Continuing the road trip theme with Absolutely Maybe, Lisa Yee's YA debut. Maybe is short for Maybelline Mary Katherine Mary Ann Chestnut. She's seventeen and done with putting up with her beauty pageant mother and her latest fiancé. When her mother chooses to believe him over her, she decides to accompany her best friends on a road trip from Florida to Hollywood, California to find her biological dad. The only problem is, he doesn't know a thing about her and she knows very little about him. Alternately hysterically funny and heartbreaking, Maybe is a memorable character, who, with her besties, Ted and Hollywood, will find a place in your heart.