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I have to preface this with: In 1995 I got my first computer and my first AOL CD. That said, I was so stoked when I heard about this book, especially since Jay Asher was one of the authors. Unfortunately, it didnít really live up to my high expectations.
Things I liked: All the 90s references. Even though I was a fairly wee tike at during that time I still remember a lot of the references. To me this book, even though it was about young adults and had appropriate themes, was most definitely not a YA novel because how could these references speak to a YA audience? I mean, Iím sure some teens know who Hootie & The Blowfish are but it canít possibly be all that many, can it? This was a positive thing for me
I also liked how original it felt using Facebook. Iím sure similar things have been done but I havenít read any books like that.
Things I didnít like: It was just kind of a meh story. Even though it wasnít that long, it felt like it just putzed on forever. And I really only felt invested in one character, Josh. Those two things are really big things. So you can see why Iím only giving it two stars.
While it was original, it just didnít float my boat or sink my sub.