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For What It's Worth

Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: Right Click (Click, #3) by Lisa Becker


22033176Love. 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

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.

13 comments:

  1. Honest and showing the ins and outs of friendship and cultivating it sounds like a wonderful theme in this one.

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    1. It's interesting how she manages to get so much emotion out of emails.

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  2. Yeah, the epistolary novel's a challenge but it sounds like this author did it write, making you, the reader, want to be a part of the conversation.

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    1. It took a little bit to get in to the flow of the emails and differentiate between everyone but it is so funny and fast paced that you catch on quick.

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  3. I like the idea of the email format, but I'm also a little hesitant to give it a try. I have a feeling that I'll either love it or hate it, there will be no happy middle.

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    1. It takes a little getting used to. But each character is so distinct even through emails.

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  4. I don't like episodic stories, but will read it when it is all out! :) I do like the idea of a e-mail format and this one does sound interesting to me... as long as all the eps are out already. LOL :)

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    1. This isn't really episodic - more a regular trilogy (which ends with this book). Each book can stand alone.

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  5. I remember wanting to read book 1 but forgot ;)

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  6. I'm intrigued by the format- it reminds me a bit of the Boy Meets Girl novels by Meg Cabot- one of them was written completely in email/text/notes scribbled on napkins whilst at a restaurant kind of way that made the book such a compulsive read. I might have to check these out!

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  7. I saw Andrea review this a while back and she loved it too. Y'all are pushing me to grab the series, I love wacky characters and complications similar to what I think this series has. As long as it's a fun crazy, I'm IN!

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  8. I am so, so happy you enjoyed Right Click, too! I think Becker did such a great job of making me care about this wonderful group of friends.

    This is a wonderful review, Karen!

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  9. I'm so glad you also enjoyed this one. Sad to see the end of Renee and my favourite Mark I can't wait to see what Lisa will write next.

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