There has been a lot of talk on many blogs at the moment about With Just One Click by Amanda Strong. The reviews have been a great mix and so I was eager to read it to put my two pennies worth in!
“Reluctance was matched with a pit in my stomach; once I joined, anyone could randomly find me…did I really want to be found?” Chloe, a successful movie reviewer and serial dater, finds herself added as a friend by her first love. The one who left her at seventeen standing with a note in her hand as he simply walked away. Will she allow herself to open old wounds? Morgan, a loyal stay-at-home mom and wife, discovers one of her husband’s friends is his very single and flirtatious ex-girlfriend from high school. Will obsession and jealousy tear her solid marriage apart when she hunts for the truth? Brynn, a lonely forty year-old living with her two distant teenage children and workaholic husband, fights temptation while revisiting the past with one of her friends. Will her deception destroy her family? Three lives changed forever WITH JUST ONE CLICK. Confirming a friend isn’t as simple as it seems… but do these women have more in common than just Facebook?
I am sure the majority of you who follow this blog are on a social networking site but ask yourself one question, do you love it enough to want to read a booked based on it? No was my answer but yet I found myself picking it up anyway as the plot intrigued me as it is based on the social networking site Facebook which is something I have not read about in a book before so I was intrigued to see if this topic could work in a novel.
Each chapter of the book alternates and focuses on our three main characters Chloe, Megan and Brynn. The beginning of the book introduces us to each of our characters and shows us how they landed up on facebook and giving us a little background about our characters lives. The ladies personalities are completely different and I feel as though each reader will connect with one of the characters. Personally I couldn’t take to Brynn’s character even at the end of the book I wasn’t interested in her ending, but I feel that each reader will connect with a different character. I loved both Chloe and Megans characters with Chloe being my favourite I instantly took to her from the start of the book.
As Strong writes the story of the three ladies we get to see the posts that they all put on facebook and this continues all the way through the book. Although the book is based around Facebook I don’t feel that at any point in this book I started losing interest because of it, as the facebook posting is not over done and there are storylines we are following alongside the posts which I found were weaved in quite nicely.
I especially loved the ending of this book it was totally unexpected but finished the ending of beautifully.
With social networks being used by the majority of people I think it was only a matter of time before a book was made about them and I think it could have been a disaster but this is not the case with this book and I would defiantly recommend this book.
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