Book Review | Click
Title: Click: An Online Love Story
Author: Lisa Becker
This book is about Renee, who at almost 30 is willing to do anything to finally find someone, and that includes tackling online dating with her best guy friend, Mark. She uses her other two best friends, Shelley and Ashley for encouragement and advice along her journey to find the right guy.
The fun thing about this book is it is written entirely in email. Now, I was a little worried about this format the first few pages. At first it was really difficult to picture each character and keep track of who was doing the emailing. However, after a few pages I got in the swing of things and I was able to picture each character. They all had very distinct voices and Lisa managed to capture them, even in a one or two sentence email.
Renee puts herself down all the time and can’t see herself for who she is, Mark is particular and structured, Ashley is judgmental and a little prudish, while Shelley is over-sexed and always looking for the next great lay. Together, these four friends create a melting pot of friendship and loyalty.
I must give praise to Lisa for writing these emails in a way that told the whole story while avoiding making them feel forced. I truly felt I was reading things that friends would say to each other about the dates they’ve been on and the men/women they are meeting.
The array of bad dates Renee went on were great. I particularly loved the one where Renee had to have Ashley come rescue her. I was lucky and met my husband in high school so I never had to do much dating, and after reading this book I’m quite happy about that.
There was a great twist at the end, which I loved. I can’t say any more about it, because it would ruin the book for you, but it was completely caught me by surprise. Not too many books can do that to me, so i was impressed.
If you’re looking for a quick, fun read, I would definitely recommend this.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*