"Books Fall Open, You Fall In"
I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I won this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday don’t really keep in touch. The once close sisters went on to lead very different lives. It also doesn’t help that Sid absolutely can’t stand all forms of social media while Cassie spends lots of time on her Facebook. Sid decides to issue a communication challenge to her social media addicted sister, and also hopes to bring them closer together again. Her challenge? Old fashioned letter writing. The experiment seems to go really well, that is until Cassie makes one of her infamous lapses in judgment. The letters end up on the Internet. See what happens when the intimate secrets you shared with your sister suddenly goes viral.
I enjoyed this story much more than I thought I would. The description definitely made it sound interesting since most people utilize social media in one form or another and the idea that something so personal could end up on the internet for the world to read is more of a reality than fiction so I entered the giveaway and ended up winning. I’m glad I did. The book was engrossing and I had a hard time putting it down. I actually looked forward to the letters they wrote to each other and while I read them, would pick out which parts would make me wince the most if other people had access to them. When comparing the sister’s letters, Cassie’s were far more personal than Sid’s. Which I think is why I found myself really rooting for Cassie and hoping everything would work out for her. I admit that at first I really didn’t care for her character much. Once the letter writing with her sister began, I started to dislike her even more. She just complained too much and never seemed satisfied even though her life seemed pretty good for the most part. The more I read however, the more I began to “get” her. After years of marriage and children, life can seem boring for some. I think most women can relate. Cassie’s thoughts and feelings aren’t really shocking or any more surprising than most women when things start to get too routine or stale. The only real difference being that those thoughts and feelings aren’t usually broadcasted through a not so private blog for the whole world to read, which did make for some uncomfortable and also, humorous moments.
Sid, Cassie’s sister, was a little harder for me to relate to. Her character seemed too perfect and, as I stated above, her letters didn’t quite seem as personal. Of course in all fairness, the story is Cassie’s so you get to know her better than her sister. At least that’s how I felt.
It was a fun, at times light hearted and at other times heavy, read. The characters are relatable and the story believable. Thanks for the opportunity to read it.
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