Goodreads Summary: Gossip columnist and single New York City girl Mel lives lives in the most exciting place in the world, yet she’s bored with her lovelife. But things get interesting fast when the old lady next door is nearly murdered. Mel starts paying closer attention to her neighbors—what exactly is going on with the cute boy next door? Has Mel found the love of her life—or a killer?
My Views: Finally I read my first Meg Cabot Book. And surprise, surprise, I ended up liking it. Why surprise? Because I haven’t really liked my recent reads. So well…
First things first. When I clicked on this book on my Kindle, I thought I had been fooled. Why does this book look like messages/emails and messages and more messages? I didn’t buy the proper book? What did I buy? Oh my God!
Alright I will start reading and see where this goes or what book it actually is.
Hmm, ok. But isn’t this weird? Why are they mailing each other for everything? Why are they not talking face to face? They are sitting a step away from each other, this is umm, different.
So, to cut it short, this book is entirely written in the form of hundreds of email/messages that all the characters in the books write to each other. Yes, there are no dialogues, no face to face conversations, not even talking on phone. Only emails. What do you think?
It took me some time to get used to it. Or rather I didn’t get used to it much because it was tiring to check who sent the email to whom every single time. My poor, poor eyes.
Getting to the book concept now. The plot is nice but why do I get this feeling that it’s not unique, it seems very familiar. Hmm, I can’t put my finger on it but either I have read a similar book or seen a movie with this plot.
The characters – hilarious. The writing – amazing. End result – Lots of laughter.
Overall, keep the new writing style aside, I did like this book. Very much. Even though the plot doesn’t seem new to me, I really liked Meg’s sense of humor-ed writing. And it did remind me a bit of Sophie Kinsella’s chick-lit which I do like, by the way.
So if you are a looking for a light, fun read, go grab this book.