Everything you need to understand or teach Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee.
Absolutely Maybe is a novel by author Lisa Yee. The story follows the main character, Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut, as she runs away from her home in Kissimmee, Florida for Hollywood. Maybe is the daughter of a beauty queen turned charm school proprietor. Although her mother screams everything beauty queen, Maybe is the direct opposite with her Goth makeup, baggy clothes and brightly-colored hair that changes throughout the novel.
When Chessy, Maybe's mother, chooses her fiancé and soon-to-be seventh husband over Maybe, Maybe runs off to find her biological father in California. Maybe takes along her best friend, Ted, as they hitch a ride with their friend, Hollywood, who is driving out to attend film school at the University of Southern California, USC.
When the trio arrives in California, things don't work out quite the way they planned. Ted and Maybe, at first, are homeless and so they are...