Thursday, August 19, 2010

Review: Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick


Claire is a #hopelessromantic.
Lottie is determined to set up her BFF with Mr. Perfect.
Will wants his #secretcrush to finally notice him.
Bennett is a man with a plan.

Claire can’t believe it when her dream guy starts following her on Twitter. She never thought he noticed her, and suddenly he seems to understand her better than almost anyone.

But the Twitterverse can be a confusing place, especially when friends act differently online than they do in person. Things get even more complicated when Claire realizes she’s falling for someone else, the last person she ever would have expected….

Told in an innovative format combining tweets, emails, and blogs, Tweet Heart is a contemporary romantic comedy that will set your heart atwitter.


What ultimately made me want to read this book was it's format.  I mean, come on - a novel written only in tweets, direct messages, e-mails, and blogs?  Sign me up!  That is pretty much my language right there.  That is the one thing that really sets this book apart is the format.  Rudnick did a great job setting it up. 

Of course with this kind of format, you lose some aspects of the normal novel.  You don't really get to see into the whole characters life, just a certain part of it.  One thing I like about novels is how you get to know the characters, and with this format you lose that a little bit.  However, Rudnick did a great job, and you still understood a lot about the characters.

This book is a great Valentine's Day book.  It is cute to the max. Claire's in love with this popular guy that doesn't know she exists, while one of the characters is in love with her... Lottie goes through guys like no one I know, and Bennett can't get a girl to save his life.  The main focus of this novel is the romance.  And, yes, some of it is very cheesy romance.

Overall, though, I loved the format.  Rudnick did a great job with that.  However, it was just another cute book that I'll probably forget about eventually.  B+.