Lauren Graham’s debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, takes us back to the ‘90s, 1995 to be exact, and follows the character Franny Banks as she struggles to make it in the acting biz. With the dream of being on Broadway, Franny moved to New York two years and six months ago hoping that she would make it big before the three-year anniversary of her move to New York was up, but Franny has found no such luck. With her 3-year acting deadline looming, Franny works to make the last six months count before she completely gives up on her dream of being a famous actress and heads back home.
With ‘90s references, objects, and notions that make readers, especially the ‘90s babies, feel nostalgic. Through entries in Franny’s Filofax and Graham’s voice, you cannot help but feel a connection with Graham’s work, making it easy to attach yourself to the story she has put together. Franny is an adult trying to chase her dreams so she can do what she loves for a living, to which anyone can relate. Plus, Graham’s trademark quick wit and charm remain intact in her written work, keeping the reader very entertained and hungry for more. If you are a fan of Lauren Graham or Gilmore Girls, you will most certainly get lost in Franny’s story.
While reading this novel, I felt I could relate to Franny’s sense of humor, ambition, and determination as I work towards accomplishing my goals; as long as you have a sense of humor and are willing to deal with a few bumps in the road, you can do this. Someday, Someday, Maybe reminded me that when things look bleak, you can’t give up. If you wake up feeling like you may not accomplish your dreams or that you’re not really accomplishing anything at all, you need to keep going, keep fighting, and know that one day you will succeed.