Meeting Lydia Review

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Synopsis (Goodreads Synopsis)

When Marianne comes home from work one day to find her husband talking to a glamorous woman in the kitchen, insecurities resurface from a time when she was bullied at school. Jealousy rears its head and her marriage begins to fall apart. Desperate for a solution, she finds herself trying to track down her first schoolgirl crush: Edward Harvey. Even thinking his name made her tingle with half-remembered childlike giddiness. Edward Harvey, the only one from Brocklebank to whom she might write if she found him.

Meeting Lydia is a book about childhood bullying, midlife crises, obsession, jealousy and the ever-growing trend of Internet relationships. It will appeal to fans of character-driven fiction and those interested in the dynamics and psychology of relationships

My Thoughts on the Book
Pros
– Loved how the behaviour and social media aspects played a major role in Marianne and Johnny’s relationship.
– I have never read a book that centred around websites like Facebook which was refreshing.

Cons
– First couple of chapters were slow to get through.
– Didn’t connect with any of the characters.

Rating
Plot – 4 stars
Characters – 3 stars
Writing – 4 stars
Pacing – 3 stars
Cover – 4 stars
Enjoyment – 3 stars

Overall Rating – 3 Stars

Unfortunately I don’t recommend this book.

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