Friday, October 4, 2013
Review: Facebook Jeanie by Addison Westlake
Author: Addison Westlake
Genre: Chick Lit
Release Date: October 1, 2013
File Size/Pages: 535 KB/238 pgs
Source: Addison Westlake
My Rating: 5/5
Summary: It's Bridget Jones meets "Groundhog Day"...Ever wonder if you made the right choice? What if you could go back and find out? 31-year-old Clara is in a steady relationship—with Facebook. Every night after her depressing bureaucratic job (so much for saving the world), Clara comes home to her empty apartment (yes, she was dumped) and settles down with a pint of ice cream for some good, old-fashioned Facebook stalking. It's her college boyfriend, The One Who Got Away. With the bod of a God and a net worth of umpteen bamillion, he now has the perfect life—everything she could have had if she hadn't been so, so stupid. But, wait. Jeanie from Facebook shows up at Clara's job. There's a new app they're beta-testing and Clara's perfect for it. That night she clicks on it and... nothing happens. But the next morning when Clara wakes up at noon, hung over, listening to her roommate blow-drying her hair and singing "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It", she realizes she's back in college. With the chance to do it all over again. Back in the world of frat parties, BFFs, and long-suffering, overlooked lab partners, join Clara as she discovers what it really means to hit the reset button on life. What could possibly go wrong? And, this time, can she get it right?
Review: I was given a copy of this novel by Addison Westlake, in exchange of my honest opinion, and I absolutely loved it! The story begins with Clara, the main character, who has a cat who despises her, an imaginary relationship with the Facebook profile of "The One Who Got Away", and a job she's not particularly in love with. When a girl named Jeanie shows up at Clara's office, she tells Clara that she works for Facebook, and there's an app that will take her back to the one night that she's been regretting for a while now. It was extremely hilarious and such a great experience to witness Clara go back in time and try to make things right between her and Brad. The alternate realities that Clara experienced were entertaining, and I enjoyed reading them. This was such a great novel and I really adored it!