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Monday, December 20, 2010

REVIEW for Goodnight Tweetheart

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this novel.

TITLE:                  Goodnight Tweetheart

AUTHOR:             Teresa Medeiros

GENRE:                Fiction

RATING:               3 Stars

I have to start off by saying that I loved the coffee of this book - the cup of coffee with a heart really "hit" the spot for me and for this reason (yeah, I do judge books by its cover) I wanted to read this one.

Goodnight Tweetheart was both interesting and irritating and I kept alternating between these two feelings throught the entire book. Although I enjoy some of the social sites on the Net, for some reason, Twitter has never really attracted me - probably because I need to always express myself with more than 140 characters!

Having said this, this book is written almost entirely in "tweets" which can make the reading a tad tedious if you are not comfortable with Twitter.

What I liked - our main character Abigail is in a rut and discovers Twitter AND a potential mate in the form of MarkBaynard who shows interest in Abigail. In fact, both of these "lonely" people seem to share many interests that slowly develops into a very serious "relatinship" through the Net.

This, to me, was the most interesting part of the book - an honest and down to earth look at how lonley people "meet" each other through the Net - while keeping their distance and anonymity. The writing in Goodnight Tweetheart are sad, funny and poignant, clearly showing how hard it is to truly discover who you are and who the other person is.

What i did not like - the Tweet format is annoying - especially since I was looking for depth in the writing - which is hard to do in 140 characters.

Overall, this was an okay read, although I find that the Twitter gimmick was not needed. The story would have stood on itself.
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