I was given this book for free to review that being said all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I just finished this book and I want to start off by saying I didn’t want to put this book down. But I will get more into that in a minute. So I am sure you are wondering what the book is about, right? Well….
High school senior and internet sensation Madison Nakama seems to have it all: a happy family, good grades, and a massive online following for her pop-culture blog. But when her mother suddenly abandons the family, Madi finds herself struggling to keep up with all of her commitments.
Fandom to the rescue! As her online fans band together to help, an online/offline flirtation sparks with Laurent, a French exchange student. Their internet romance—played out in the comments section of her MadLibs blog—attracts the attention of an internet troll who threatens the separation of Madi’s real and online personas. With her carefully constructed life unraveling, Madi must uncover the hacker’s identity before he can do any more damage, or risk losing the people she loves the most… Laurent included.
Now like I said before I didn’t want to put this book down. It is a short book, about 300 ish pages. So it was a fairly quick read. I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t perfect by any means. There were something that took off some point for me. First I will mention the love triangle. I thought Madi and Laurent were stinking adorable together. That being said it was a no brainer that they would end up together. But like any love triangle there is always a 3rd wheel that ends up loving the main character. I did really connect with the blogger aspect of the book as that is what I do as well. I enjoyed the different types of media that are thrown into the book from the photos, text messages, and emails. It is a book that has a technology aspect to it that makes it very relatable. I do however think the transitions from the scenes could have been better. I noticed this in the very beginning and it continued through out the book. It made it a little confusing some times. There were also some spots in the book where I felt like some sentences did not flow together good but it wasn’t a lot so I could deal with it. I enjoyed the fact that this book talks about cyber bullying and it shows how the character over comes it by getting help. All in all I can say this is a super cute story about love, family, and friendship over coming obstacles thrown in the way. I think that anyone who is connected to social media and loves a short cute story would love this book.
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4 out of 5 stars