Many people stay connected with family, friends and school buddies through social media. It's amazing and a very helpful tool. But what happens when a sister challenges her sibling to dump social media and to become penpals? Something very personal and embarrassing stuff lands all over media and passed on like the latest gossip...
Keep Me Posted, by Lisa Beazley, is about Cassie and her sister Sidney. She and Sid live half a world away and decided, while celebrating at Christmas time, to become penpals. Through these letters, wifey complaints, child-rearing, and household help are discussed. But when Cassie decides to keep the letters on file for future reading, on an online diary, things get out of hand- especially when a mistake she makes against her family is up for debate with readers around the world!
When I review books, I do my best to stay positive and say only nice things, pointing out only a few of the negatives I find, to keep from turning other readers away. Keep Me Posted, in my opinion, was boring. All Cassie did was whine and fuss about how Sid was so much better than her. How everyone's life was better than hers and how she wanted to change things. It's like she was going through a 30-something year old pre-mid life crisis!
I could relate to her housewife blues and never having much time for one's self, but she was beyond ridiculous with her actions! I WISH I could get a pedicure or buy thousands of dollars in clothing just for myself!! She wasn't happy about anything and in the end, she hadn't matured at all! And Sid- she was way too perfect! Her husband cheated on her and she didn't break down or go "Angry Wife!" She was like, "Whatever will be will be"... Seriously? That's not even realistic! But enough on Cassie and her all forgiving sister. Let's talk about the story as a whole...
I felt like I'd read someone's diary. The story had a beginning and an end, but the climactic middle was so small and weak, I almost quit reading. The biggest part of the story should have been when Cassie talked to Leo (right before going to Singapore). Instead it was short, brief and gone- fizzled out. Instead, Sid's leaving to head home was bigger and more of a counterpoint and that's all wrong! I don't know about you, but this book didn't keep me posted. It left me hanging...
You may enjoy it, but books like this is why I love horror, YA and fantasy! Sorry Beazley... I'll be having the next book please!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓out of 5 specs
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