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?
In More Than Maybe, Erin Hahn’s swooniest book yet, Luke and Vada must decide how deep their feelings run and what it would mean to give love a try.
"Vada and Luke’s struggles with family, fame, and exes are believable and relatable. Recommended for collections where readers enjoy music, romance, or both."—School Library Journal
"Like your favorite song, More Than Maybe burrows inside your heart and stays there. Vada and Luke's story of music, family, and first love will shoot to the top of your book playlist. A rich, sweet, rock and roll ride."—Kathleen Glasgow, The New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends With the Dark
"More Than Maybe is a love song to the 90s, mutual longing, and saving dive bars that feel like home. Vada and Luke's story speaks in songs like a mixtape from your crush."—Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos
"A charming romance full of light and hope. Hahn has written a lyrical couple with substance that will make readers swoon."—Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately
"Like a perfect playlist, More Than Maybe shuffles from swoons to heartache and surprises to quiet joys. A wonderful, romantic mixtape of a novel."—Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I'm Being Honest
"With the spice and swagger of a Pogues ballad and the spiky charm of early Nick Hornby, More Than Maybe will hook you with its dreamers, its charmers, and its glowing wit. The pages practically hum."—Derek Milman, author of Swipe Right For Murder
"The slow unfolding of this love story will be relished by teens who favor swooning romances . . . A character-driven story of first love and family drama replete with its own soundtrack."—Kirkus Reviews
"Filled with music references, Hahn's fictional world is one in which love overcomes adversity. Luke and Vada are characters worth rooting for, and their parents (minus one) are supportive and appealing. Teens who love a swoony read with a backbeat will dig this book and its soundtrack."—Booklist
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