Let me just gush about the pages of Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick for a minute. Each one is formatted and designed to perfection. Each page has a cute background, not unlike Twitter. The blog entries are headed by spiffy blog headers. And before each tweet is a small little picture of the…er, tweeter? Tweet Heart was such a visually appealing book!
Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick
Released: June 2010
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Claire can’t believe it when her dream guy starts following her on Twitter. She never thought he noticed her, and suddenly he seems to understand her better than almost anyone. But the Twitterverse can be a confusing place, especially when friends act differently online than they do in person. Things get even more complicated when Claire realizes she’s falling for someone else, the last person she ever would have expected.
The characterization was pretty good, especially considering Rudnick had to do it in 140 characters or less. Although, readers get to learn more about Claire and Bennett through their blogs and Will and Lottie through e-mails, too. I thought the characters were pretty realistic, but I hate to say it, all the characters annoyed me at one point in the story. They either seemed too shallow or too obsessed with their image, but for the most part, they all experienced some kind of transformation at the end that allowed me to appreciate the characters. Or at least made the characters more palatable. Lottie and Benn were the best considering they acted as a voice of reason throughout the novel but with just the right amount of snark.
The plot was equal parts fun and frustrating (OMG! @WiseOneWP, how could you do that?) but also a tad bit predictable. I think readers will want to snag this novel for its unique format instead of its mind-blowing plotline.
Overall, the book was a fun and fast read. I just wish there were more #hashtags. I think this is considered one of those summer day beach reads, so even though beach season is several months away, make sure you pack this book in your beach bag!