Thursday, April 30, 2015

Read Bottom Up
by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham

Publisher: Dey Street Books
Pages: 240
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City food event. Flirtation, online, ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.

And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are very public, available to be scrutinized and interpreted by well-intentioned friends (aka amateur love doctors) who are a mere click away. Of course like all good email trails, this one reads from the bottom up.

Madeline and Elliot's relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other and with their best friends. The result is a brand new kind of modern romantic comedy, both in format and in content. Read Bottom Up is a brilliant, fresh portrait that captures how enchanting, exciting, and downright confusing falling in love twenty-first-century style can be.


Kritters Thoughts:  Two authors chose to write this book in a new way, through email and text to show a relationship in a new way and it was very very interesting.  A male and female author exchanged emails with each other and "with a friend" to show how a relationship evolves.  They didn't see the emails between "friends" while they were exchanging their own emails, which really made the book feel honest.  

I loved how the relationship started and the journey.  It was great to see the ups and downs of the relationship.  I laughed out loud a few times as the emails between the girls hit close to home and I absolutely loved seeing the emails between the guys and hear how guys talk to each other in the beginnings of a relationship.  

I love reading this format, it is always entertaining to see things unfold in an electronic way as our world is more and more revolving around technology and our interactions through technology.  I would only recommend this book to those who love to read books in this format because you are obviously missing bits and pieces with a relationship only unfolding through email.  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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