Read Bottom Up

Finished Read Bottom Up by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

A charming novel about falling in love (or like) in the digital age—the never-before-seen full story

Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation—online—ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.

And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are available to be scrutinized and interpreted by well-intentioned friends who are a mere click away.

Madeline and Elliot’s relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other, and, of course, with their best friends and dubious confidants (Emily and David). The result is a brand-new kind of modern romantic comedy, in format, in content, and even in creation—the authors exchanged e-mails in real time, blind to each other’s side conversations. You will nod in appreciation and roll your eyes in recognition; you’ll learn a thing or two about how the other half approaches a new relationship . . . and you will cheer for an unexpected ending that just might restore your faith in falling in love, twenty-first-century style.”

I absolutely adored this book.  I don’t want to say too much about the plot except to say that it’s completely delightful.

Part of it is that it’s told via email and text, which means that it’s an incredibly quick read. And most of it is that if you live in this world of ours, you will be able to identify with this story so much.

(I refuse to believe I am the only person who’s forwarded emails or texts to my best friend to have a tone check and discussion of the best way to respond.)

It’s just a charming, fun book.  Recommended.

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