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Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Facebook Break-Up
Published: April 22, 2014 by William Morrow
One reason I absolutely loved Duffy's last book, Bond Girl, was because it was so different from everything out yet. Yes, it had a touch of chick lit in it, but it was more about your first job out of college, fitting in and trying to figure out "grown up life". I loved that aspect of it. But unfortunately this didn't quite have that spark factor. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did. But this doesn't have just a touch of chick lit, instead it's almost the definition.
I was all set to come into my review and say the whole thing was completely predictable. Except, I wound up being surprised by a few twists and turns. I was positive and knew how several plot lines would end, and while I came close on one, I was completely off on the another. So it does have that going for it.
The whole thing also feels incredibly relevant. Our main character, whose fiance breaks up with her over facebook, spends the rest of the story figuring out how to jump back into the dating scene after 10 years away from it. I can't help but think that if I was forced to start dating again now, my experiences would be awfully similar. It is a bit crazy to thing how much technology has changed dating in such a short period of time, but I guess that's how life works some times.
If you've enjoyed Sophie Kinsella books, I'd imagine you'd like this one too. And actually I think there's a bit more substance here than you'd find in a Kinsella book. Yes, I was a little disappointed, but I do think if I hadn't come into it with such high expectations I would have enjoyed myself quite a bit more.
Disclosure: I was provided this book through TLC Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.