Book Review - Twitter Girl
"Meet America's Tweet-Heart.
She's network reporter Cassidy Shea, better known as @TwitterGirl, with more than a million followers thanks to her sarcastic tweets. One hundred forty characters that can take anyone down a notch.
But while brevity may be the soul of wit, it can also get you fired.
When a controversial tweet goes viral the snarky redhead finds herself locked out of the career she loves... and watches her boyfriend take a hike.
Alas, no industry values sarcasm more than politics, and Cassidy becomes a marketable commodity for Presidential candidate Will Becker, a squeaky-clean, stone cold lock to be the next occupant of the White House. This candidate is unlike any other; he's the country's most eligible bachelor. He's also looking for a running mate, and we're not talking about a Vice President.
Twitter Girl has caught his eye.
Cassidy finds herself swept up in a whirlwind romance that turns her into the next Jackie Kennedy and becomes the favourite to be the next First Lady. The country can't get enough of America's First Couple... will Cassidy and Will Becker bring back Camelot?
But an anonymous tip triggers her journalistic curiosity. Is Will Becker all that he seems?"
I honestly didn't know what to expect from Twitter Girl* when I got my hands on a copy a few weeks ago. It seemed like it would be a little too full on chick-lit for me if you know what I mean, that it might not have much of a story going for it but I was proved completely wrong.
I really enjoyed the story, I was partly right though it's much more a full chick-lit genre member than I normally read but the storyline was great and I really found myself desperate to read on and see what happened to the one and only Twitter Girl.
Obviously it's a super current book in the sense that social media plays a major role in it, but it really does work with the story and it doesn't feel like the author is just trying to push some pop culture into their novel, it feels really fluid and it adds to the story rather than takes anything away.
I actually thought it was such a great idea to have someone solely responsible for twitter on a presidential campaign, it made it seem really fun and I imagine if it happened in real life it would make the voters so much more engaged with whats going on in the whole election, so any future politicians out there I would take a wee read of this book before your next campaign as it might give you some good hints and tips, haha!
I really loved the whole political undercurrent running through the book especially as I read it in the week running up to the Scottish Referendum so my mind was already full of political jargon anyway and I loved seeing it from the American point of view. Don't worry though if your not too into things like that, its all kept very light and doesn't go too deep with all the political issues.
Overall, I thought this was a super fun and enjoyable read. I loved the little twist at the end too.
If you are looking for a light read but with a really interesting story then this is the book for you.
You can buy it right now on Kindle from Amazon HERE for £2.48
And it comes out in Paperback on Nov 20th