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Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
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Jun 15, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-reads, 2012-goal-60
Read from July 17 to 24, 2012

This is definitely a novel of our times. It is told in part through Tweets, e-mails, Facebook status updates, and as answers that test subject "Wife 22" is answering to a questionnaire, as well as the regular format found in any novel ans a few chapters in the format of a play. While at first I thought this would be confusing, as I got further and further into the book I realized that it is just set up in the same way we tend to live our daily lives now. Even more true to our times, the novel covers the same problems so many of us face today, company downsizing, searching out answers online, and feeling unconnected in our families while feeling connected to people we only know online.

I found this novel to be a powerful and deeply moving story of our times. I admit I saw the ending coming about halfway through, but that didn't deter me at all in wanting to see how it played out. I found that the characters mattered to me. They felt like people I knew and loved. Their pain was my pain. Their joy was my joy. Their hopes were my hopes. Their love was my love.

*** I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads

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