Keep Me Posted

Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringeworthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel.

The once-close Sunday sisters have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. Cassie is consumed with trying to make her life work as a Manhattan wife and mom to twin toddlers, while her bighearted sister, Sid, lives an expat's life of leisure in far-off Singapore. So Sid, who shuns social media, challenges Cassie to reconnect through old-fashioned letters.

Soon, the letters become a kind of mutual confessional that have real and soul-satisfying effects. They just might have the power to help Cassie save her marriage, and give Sid the strength to get her life back on track.

But first, one of Cassie's infamous lapses in judgment comes back to bite her, and all of the letters wind up in the one place you'd never, ever want to see them: the Internet.





My Review

To be honest, in the beginning I had to warm up to the story and the sisters. In fact, I was starting to have mixed emotions about this book. It was like...I like it but I am not sure if I like it. However, it only took me getting several chapters in to really start to settle into the story. Plus, Sid helped with my point of view on this story. Cassie took longer for me to embrace her (half way mark). This is because from the start I thought that Cassie was critical; whereas, Sid was more open and embraced life. Hearing her experience with her housekeeper and life in Bangkok was entertaining.

When the half way mark came, the story shifted and Cassie became less critical. When she lost it on the guy in line behind her at the coffee shop I was right there with the barista cheering her. Or the moment when her youngest had an accident and he took off down the street half naked with joy. Cassie took out her phone to film and enjoy the moment. What really made this book was getting back to the basics. There was very little mention of social media. It was just the pure emotion and anticipation of waiting for the next letter.

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VANESSA said…
This is beautiful
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