Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book #17: with just one click... by Amanda Strong

"with just one click..." by Amanda Strong looks at the way our lives are affected by Facebook. It tells the story of three women-Chloe, Morgan and Brynn-who are each at different points in their lives, but all of whom end up with their lives turned upside down by their activities on the uber-popular social networking site, Facebook.

I was interested by the premise of the book since I am such an active user of social networking myself, but was hesitant since this is a self-published book. I was very impressed at the way Ms. Strong built the story. I was interested in these women's lives from the very beginning of the book and that interest never waned. She built well-rounded characters who could have been myself or any female friend in my life. I felt like grabbing them by the shoulders and shaking them from time to time, noting to myself how involved I felt in their fictitious lives.

The drawback to a self-published book always seems to be the editing. Sometimes the writing got a little confusing. There were several grammatical mistakes that jumped out at me. The most irritating however, was that the spelling of one of the characters names was inconsistent.


At the end of the book, you find out how the three women's lives are intertwined. In one way, it gives the book a nice ending, but it leave so many details hanging. It might just be me, but I would have liked a little more closure to each of the characters' stories.

I think that Ms. Strong is a talented author and I would love to read more from her in the future. The fact that I was so involved in the characters' lives means a lot to me-I love to be truly invested in a book and that was certainly the case with this one!

If you are a Facebook enthusiast, you will enjoy this book, so give it a try!

I received a free copy of this book from the author after winning it from First Reads on This in no way affected my review of the book. My review reflects my true thoughts about the book.

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