Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick
Release date: June 22, 2010
Claire is a #hopelessromantic. Lottie is determined to set up her BFF with Mr. Perfect. Will wants his #secretcrush to finally notice him. Bennett is a man with a plan.
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….
Told in an innovative format combining tweets, emails, and blogs, Tweet Heart is a contemporary romantic comedy that will set your heart atwitter.
Tweet Heart was an endearing, fun debut that I finished in just a couple of hours. While many people might be thinking- a book written in tweets? Hmmm.... But, Liz Rudnick proved that a book written in blogs, tweets, and emails can be done- and done well!
There were a lot of emotions packed into those tweets and Liz managed to weave a great plot and awesome character development through them. Lottie, Claire, Bennett, and Will were all terrific main characters. Readers could relate to and understand them and you just couldn't help but love them and want the best for them. Claire was a sweet girl that had been lusting after popular guy JD since before she can remember and when he starts tweeting her things really start to change for Claire and her friends. Lottie always has lots of guys after her, but she's a fabulous friend for Claire and just wants the best for her. Will and Bennett are both great friends to the girls and I love watching all of their relationships grow and change.
I don't want to give anything away, but there are a lot of plot twists in Tweet Heart that really keep the story moving. I couldn't put it down because I just had to find out what happened next! I loved reading the tweets because the characters were funny, sweet, and always knew the right thing to say. The emails and blog posts were terrific too and added a lot to the story. Bennett was really able to express himself through his blog, "Big Mouth B", and clueless Claire ran an advice column where she gave advice to others. The reader really gets to know each character and their feelings on different people.
The writing style was definitely unique, but it just worked for Tweet Heart. A sweet and romantic read, Tweet Heart will appeal to a variety of readers and I definitely recommend picking it up even if you're wary of the writing format, you may be surprised by how much you like it!
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars