Read Bottom Up by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Published: April 7th, 2015
A charming novel about falling in love (or like) in the digital age—the never-before-seen full story
Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation—online—ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.
And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are available to be scrutinized and interpreted by well-intentioned friends who are a mere click away.
Madeline and Elliot’s relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other, and, of course, with their best friends and dubious confidants (Emily and David). The result is a brand-new kind of modern romantic comedy, in format, in content, and even in creation—the authors exchanged e-mails in real time, blind to each other’s side conversations. You will nod in appreciation and roll your eyes in recognition; you’ll learn a thing or two about how the other half approaches a new relationship . . . and you will cheer for an unexpected ending that just might restore your faith in falling in love, twenty-first-century style.
This book was so much fun to read! When I picked this book up it was on a whim, and I did not realize until I started reading it that the book is told completely through texts and emails. I haven’t ever read a book like that before, so it was a fun and new experience for me. Even though it is told just through the texts and emails, the writing is amazing.
The conversations between all of the characters are witty and also very realistic. The main aspect of the book that I loved the most was the friendships. Even though this is centered on a love story, the friendships are where it’s at. The authors really depict how modern couples rely heavily on their friends to help them analyze everything their romantic interest says and does. Reading the conversations I felt like I was talking to my own friends, and I can not say enough how fun it was to read. The whole story is just a very real and entertaining depiction of modern couples, and I do not think it could have been done any better. It is also a very quick read, and so is perfect for if you are going to the beach or need a good book for traveling. Also, even though it is kind of a love story, I think it is perfect for all genders. Overall I recommend this book to everyone looking for a fun and quick read.
4 Stars / 5 Stars