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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland



Release Date - May 12, 2015

Elyssa Friedland
William Morrow

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Corporate attorney Evie Rosen decides to quit the Internet. Losing her job with a prominent law firm is one of the triggers, but it's finding the wedding announcement for a man who broke up with her because he never wanted to get married that really pushes Evie over the edge. Now that she's done, she no longer is tied to emails, Facebook posts, Twitter, or constant searches.

This new page in Evie's life has her seeing life from a new point of view. Without the Internet, she's shut off from much of the world, and while face to face connections are far more appealing, learning that she's been excluded from another friends' events due to her lack of email is getting disheartening. Can she really survive in today's world without any connection to emails, social media, and websites?

Love and Miss Communication is so much fun. I think many of us have been there. In fact, I only have my Facebook account now to get the notifications that many local businesses use to share coupon deals or daily specials. I am happy without it. I have Twitter, but I rarely use it. The only thing that Evie gave up that I don't think I ever could is email. I think we all can understand her struggles as she adjusts to life without.

The characters are all enjoyable, minus Evie's ex who was a bit of a pompous jerk. I loved Evie's Jewish grandmother, even if she spent the majority of her time meddling. But Evie's social circle, the new man on Evie's horizon, and Evie were all entertaining. With the story moving swiftly along, I ended up reading this in one siting and definitely feeling like it was time well spent.



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