ARC REVIEW: Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland a.k.a ‘bye twitter, fb, google’
TITLE: Love and Miss Comunication
AUTHOR: Elyssa Friedland
PUBLICATION: Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by William Morrow & Company
GENRE: A > Realistic Fiction
PAGES: 384pages (paperback)
SOURCE: arc via publisher (edelweiss)
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This unforgettable debut novel asks us to look up from our screens and out at the world…and to imagine what life would be like with no searches, no status updates, no texts, no Tweets, no pins, and no posts
Evie Rosen has had enough. She’s tired of the partners at her law firm e-mailing her at all hours of the night. The thought of another online date makes her break out in a cold sweat. She’s over the clever hashtags and the endless selfies. So when her career hits a surprising roadblock and her heart is crushed by Facebook, Evie decides it’s time to put down her smartphone for good. (Beats stowing it in her underwear–she’s done that too!)
And that’s when she discovers a fresh start for real conversations, fewer distractions, and living in the moment, even if the moments are heartbreakingly difficult. Babies are born; marriages teeter; friendships are tested. Evie just may find love and a new direction when she least expects it, but she also learns that just because you unplug your phone doesn’t mean you can unplug from life.
No more stalking people on Google
No more Facebooking exes
No more reading tweets on Twitter
No more posting pictures and waiting for likes
No more hashtagging meaningless combination of words
No more instagramming every instant
Can you do it? Because I will tell you the truth, I CANNOT.
I’m not on social media every day. But to just leave them all for a very long time?? Uhhhhh. Yeah, no, I cant. But that’s exactly what Evie did when she got her heart broken by her ex boyfriend through Facebook.
One way to quit social networking sites? HEARTBREAK.
I’ve read it. I’ve seen it. Thank God I haven’t experienced it. So. Because of this plan that Evie successfully executed, she got more involved in the real world. Which isn’t that good too because her friends are either getting married or having babies. What’s a single 35 year old woman supposed to feel about that!? Why, bitterness of course. But Evie isn’t bitter (not much) she’s just sad …..Thank God for cute doctors!!!
Evie was a fun protagonist. BUT, she tends to blabber a lot. And sometimes, she blabs about useless and nonsense things. Which results to me being bored. I’ve had 3 moments when I wanted to DNF the book because I feel like theres nothing happening. Everything is so slow. The pacing, the romance, even Evie’s character development. But I still gave the book a chance.
And surprisingly, I finished the book and the feeling that lingered in me is happiness. That means, there’s something in the book that made me happy although it has a very slow pacing. And for that, I gave it 3 stars.
Things got interesting when the love interest was introduced. Like I mentioned above, the romance was slow. And it really was! But I really enjoyed the banter and the witty monologue of Evie so I still read through. And the side characters are fun to get to know to. Evie has hilarious friends.
Friedland has a very humorous and witty writing. This is her debut novel and I can say that I’m more than impressed. There’s small things that needs more work on, imo, but Love and Miss Communication was still a fun read. Its an Adult title but I think young readers can still enjoy it.