WHELP. Just finished this riveting read. What an amazing reflection of our 21st century internet culture within a sci-fi story! Second book finished in #24in48
Cruising through the audiobook while Dez and I make dinner for #24in48
I really enjoyed this book. The story is about a famous musician and a girl with severe anxiety disorders due to recent trauma in her life. They connect on Twitter and it turns into something dark. I love how this came together - lots of twists and very creepy and I didn‘t see the ending coming together the way it did at all!
Claire and Poppy are twins that grew up in the spotlight of their moms fashion and Mommy Blog. Now they‘re 17, and Claire wants a normal private life, while Poppy wants to be a star. I can‘t help but wonder if Paige and Alex Drummond (the Pioneer Woman‘s daughters) have read this. So far, it‘s a really cute YA story about the role technology plays in our relationships and self worth.
This is another one of those books I wanted to love, but sadly didn‘t. I‘d wanted it to truly be a satirical look at media-based life, instead it became a somewhat vacuous examination of a woman living her best Instagram life. Maybe I‘m just not savvy enough about social media to truly appreciate the overall story. The write creates an intriguing concept but I just couldn‘t get behind the story.
Litsy doesn‘t count, right? 🤔
Great story, excellent pacing, just enough mystery to be compelling. Green explores how social media has changed human, society, fame, and news. He also speculates how our polarized society would react to contact from outside our planet. His style is casual and conversational, so I could see it turning some readers off, but I found it very readable.