Title: The Status of All Things
Author: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Format: egalley via Edelweiss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My review (published at Read, Run, Ramble):
Thank you, Simon & Schuster via Edelweiss for providing me with an early copy of this book!
The Status of All Things is perfect in our social media-driven world. Imagine re-imaging your life based on Facebook posts!!
Kate and Max are getting married…in HAWAII!! But, Max drops a bombshell on the eve of the wedding (at the rehearsal dinner no less) and Kate, being tied to her social media accounts, immediately turns there to voice some frustration. Doing so turns out to impact real life in ways Kate would never have expected.
A common-day question lately; are people’s lives as perfect as they appear on the social media outlets we all have at our disposal? And do those standards push people to examine their own lives under too strong of a microscope?
Kate is a perfectionist and not having complete control over the outcomes in her life seems unacceptable. She wants to turn back time and design a new path. Her best friends, Liam and Jules get wrapped up in the chaos as Kate uses her newly found power to alter their destinies as well.
An age-old conundrum – if you could go back and change things in your life, would you? And what consequences would come from those changes? Fenton and Steinke take a very modern view of those questions in this funny, yet heart-warming and touching novel.
This was the perfect vacation read for me – I loved it! We’ve all been there at some point and we can all relate to the way social media has changed the way we look at others’ lives and subsequently how we look at our own.
I was provided with an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.