I loved Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee. I like that Maybe isn't a typical teenager with her dark eye makeup, Kool-aid dyed hair, deep purple lipstick, and baggy men's t-shirts. Although she has a tough exterior, inside Maybe has many insecurities which makes her a believable character. Maybe's mother, Chessy, is believable but I found myself frustrated that she chose men over her daughter and was always telling Maybe to change. While there is an attempted rape scene, this scene has little graphic detail but enough to know what was happening. My favorite part of the book is when Ted reunites Maybe with her ex-stepfather Sammy, who was devastated when her mother and Maybe left years ago. Both Sammy and Maybe are over joyed when they are reunited.I liked this part the best because Maybe finally finds a parental figure who loves her for her. This book had a satisfying ending.
This book is about a girl discovering herself and has very little romance. I usually love romance in a book, but this book was enjoyable without it.
I give this book four out of five diva crowns.