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Warning: this story covers the topic of suicide ideation
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020
I purchased this book based on the positive reviews. But I am sorry that I did. My thoughts about this book, after reading it entirely, are contrary to the other reviews and I think it is important to present another perspective. I wish I had stopped at Chapter 3, when the author used the specific word for a part of the male anatomy eight times, beginning with the first sentence. It was like listening to a child say a naughty word over and over, just for the shock value. This character's job was to review and flag certain words used on the company's social media platform. But the way the author wrote this chapter was objectionable to me. I also have a very strong objection to the author's use of the subject of suicide in this book. The topic is not covered realistically or respectfully, and should not be used in this type of fiction story. This topic comes as a complete surprise to the reader. One should know ahead of time that the topic of suicide is a strong part of the story line. In addition, I didn't like either one of the characters, Mia and Paige. They were both very self-centered, immature, and dishonest throughout the story. But, in order to tie up loose ends and bring the story to a happy ending, the reader is meant to believe that they were suddenly reformed of their bad ways, and all was well. I have never written a negative review of a book before. But this story bothered me and I would like to share a differing opinion.