Monday, July 14, 2014
Review: Right Click (Click, #3) by Lisa Becker
Love. Marriage. Infidelity. Crises of identity. Death. Cupcakes. The themes in Right Click, the third and final installment in the Click series, couldn't be more pressing for this group of friends as they navigate through their 30's. Another six months have passed since we last eavesdropped on the hilarious, poignant and oftentimes inappropriate email adventures of Renee and friends. As the story continues to unfold, relationships are tested and some need to be set "right" before everyone can find their "happily ever after."
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Source: Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
Although I’m not a fan of stories told in epistolary format, I have enjoyed this series, told exclusively in emails between a group of friends. It works because Becker manages to convey love, frustration and humor in a way that feels like you’re on the receiving end of that email. Instead of feeling distanced with the format – I feel like "OMG – she did whaaaat?” and I want to write back and add my two cents. lol
Right Click is the 3rd and final book in the Click series and we’ve followed the group as they have expanded with marriages, lovers and babies. In Click” An Online Love Story, we met the gang – Renee and her pals “anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley.” (Credit: Goodreads) as they navigated online dating.
This final installment felt like the most honest one yet. As the friends have settled into relationships new complications emerge. Renee feels left out as Shelley moves out of state and seems to be moving on without her and Mark ‘s relationship drama puts her in unenviable situation that jeopardizes their friendship while Ashley is being overwhelmed with her new baby.
Friendships, as in any long term relationship, take work and nurturing. Sometimes you are in a different place with your life from your BFF and it’s difficult to maintain that connection but that’s what made this book so great. Harsh words were said – but they were needed - and sometimes we just need a swift kick in the pants. Something only a true friend can do for you.
This can’t be read as a stand alone (IMO) but the whole series is an extremely fast read due to the email format.
This was a very satisfying conclusion to a very unique series about friendships and finding love in the age of the internet.