Today’s team review is from Jenny R,
Jenny has been reading Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery by Jennifer Ammoscato
Book review by Jenny Reeve
Dear Internet, it’s Me Avery by Jennifer Ammoscato
Chick Lit, humour
I have to give this book a 5 star rating without a doubt! Jennifer Ammoscato’s writing is modern and very witty. I cannot wait to read parts two and three.
Avery, a rather modest journalist who is actually better than she gives herself credit for, has to face the wrath of the evil new boss, Victoria. Picture the wicked witch of the west, Cruella de Vil, your Mother in Law…….then you can visualise Victoria. Everything seems to be going wrong for Avery this year. After realising that her husband is having an affair, she is obviously devastated and turns repeatedly to Clementine (her virtual friend) from HowTo.com for advice in her topsy turvy life.
The relationship between Avery and Ryan Whiteford is brilliantly written. A nerdy, Clark Kent, Superman type of mix, Ryan and Avery surprisingly get to know each other and the blossoming relationship is a pure joy to read.
As the story unfolds, I found myself desperately wanting to find that ‘Me Time’ to pick up my kindle and continue with this fun filled book. There is a Bridget Jones feel to the style and I could relate to Avery from the very beginning of the book. I felt that she could be a friend or a sister, I felt her pain, and her excitement and her witty lines had me giggling aloud.
If you are unsure about reading the book, take my advice and go for it. You won’t regret it.
Thank you Jennifer Ammoscato for making me laugh, smile and for writing this wonderfully witty book.
“Oh, don’t judge me, people. We all do it.
Don’t try to tell me that you’ve never checked that weird mole on your thigh on WebMD. Or how to fold meringue on Epicurious. And, there’s no way that I’m the only one who clears her search history after looking up how to give a great bl— (Um, that last one’s not important.)”
When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life.
If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach for the low, low price of $14.95 a month:
Add into the mix a new boss whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch Witch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret.
With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky situations as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new and improved Avery Fowler 2.0.
About the author
By day, Jennifer Ammoscato is an intrepid writer/editor. By night, she fights crime (not so much), the urge to organize closets and to stuff herself with salted chocolate caramels.