Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
Ballantine Books, 2013
Franny has six months left before her self-imposed deadline to become an actress in New York City. As she struggles through the ups and downs of making a name for herself and figuring out her life, Franny learns what is important to her. As she grows up in this city of bright lights and big dreams, will she accomplish what she came for, or will her dreams forever be unrealized?
First of all, let’s start with the author, Lauren Graham. I love her! She is best known for her roles in Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, both of which are shows that I happen to love. She is so funny and interesting, and I am thrilled that she wrote a book.
Moving on to the book, at first I was not really feeling it, but a few chapters in and I was hooked. This book has the same wit and humor that you see in the characters Lauren Graham portrays on television. If you liked the fun back-and-forth between Lorelai and Rory in Gilmore Girls, you will enjoy this book.
Franny’s thinking process is another part of the book I enjoyed. She goes off on these tangents all the time, which is both amusing and entertaining. It is quite interesting to see where her thought process takes her.
Throughout the book, Franny learns from the mistakes she makes and slowly figures out the changes she needs to make in order to be successful and make good decisions. I appreciated that Franny was able to maintain her spunk and personality throughout the book as she became wiser and learned from the mistakes she made. Her voice was consistent as her character developed in both her career and her relationships.
At the heart of this book is a story about reaching for your dreams and trying to make them a reality, but at the same time, never quite knowing if it will happen. Will Franny succeed in her pursuit of her dream?
Rating: 3 stars