Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Review: FACEBOOK JEANIE by Addison Westlake

Clara likes to spend her free time checking up on the one that got away (Brad) on Facebook—him and his wife, the one who nabbed the one that got away. Brad had model good looks and a 3.7 million dollar net worth—Yeah, she was right to break up with him in college. So the girl lives with regret. Basically, she hates her job, hates her life, and wishes things could be different.

Her wish: to go back to that day in college and do it right the second time. Then, with a rub of an old lamp, out jumps Facebook Jeanie, who installs a RESET app on her iPhone. A chance to RESET your life the way it should’ve been.

Now that was getting a second chance (and third and fourth,) she was starting to see something in that Alek, the serious, foreign nerd who annoyed her.

“You can’t sit around waiting for everything to be perfect in your life.” (LOC 798)

Story of nostalgia (Will Smith, Fast and Furious, Angel spin-off.) Relatable in a “where did my life go” sense.  Clara goes through a Groundhog Day of what-ifs, and she soon learns that the grass ain’t always greener on the other side. Turns out that the one that got away wasn’t all that great to begin with. Sometimes you just gotta take a second look to really see.

“You catch more flies with honey, but you catch more honeys if you’re fly.”

An enjoyable read!

My rating: 4 stars

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