Title: Just for Clicks
Author: Kara McDowell
Category: Young Adult
Ratings: ♥ ♥ ♥
Mommy blogs are great . . . unless the blog happens to belong to your mom.
Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they’re expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan mail is a blast. Fending off internet trolls and would-be kidnappers? Not so much. Poppy embraces it. Claire hates it. Will anybody accept her as “just Claire”? And what should Claire do about Mom’s old journals? The handwritten entries definitely don’t sound like Mom’s perfect blog persona. Worse, one of them divulges a secret that leaves Claire wondering what else in her life might be nothing but a sham . . .
This book is about twins who have had their lives chronicled on their mother’s blog since birth and the trial and tribulations that came with it. This book was fine—nothing too special, but had the potential to be great if it was longer. Much deeper than what the cover portrays – isn’t such a cutesy story. I think teens will relate to the social media aspects to the story. We are getting an inside scoop as to what it’s like to be social media stars—the good and the bad. I also would have liked more of the YouTube/Instagram/blog content. I felt like it could have been given much more detail—don’t just tell us your making a YouTube video, show us how it’s done.
There were some really serious moments that weren’t treated with much care, almost as if the author just glossed over them. The author could have dived in more and flushed out those scenes, especially when it came to Claire and her mother. There needed to be more communication. The romance was a slow burn, done in a really incredibly sweet way, even though sometimes you just wanted to shake them both for being so clueless. All in all, I would give this a solid three stars.
I was sent this e-arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.