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Point, Click, Love

3.04  ·  Rating details ·  368 ratings  ·  68 reviews
In Molly Shapiro’s fun and sexy debut novel, four women try to sort through the wild and complicated world of text messaging, status updates, and other high-speed connections.  
Best friends and fellow midwesterners Katie, Annie, Maxine, and Claudia are no strangers to dealing with love and relationships, but with online dating and social networking now in the mix, they a
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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May 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
Being of an age where I have seen the internet go from non-existence to an almost necessary part of life has been interesting to say the least. So it goes without saying that I found the premise of this book fascinating. Unfortunately, I found the story to be disappointing.

There seemed to be an overall disdain of the internet which gave the book a feeling of overwhelming self-righteousness. The message in the end is less prejudiced, but by the time I got to the end I felt that I had been beaten
Mar 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
This one had a promising enough start, and then it devolved into bewildering idiocy at about the midpoint. The chapters alternate between four different women in their 30s. Author Molly Shapiro tells us that they're friends and occasionally throws us a scene or two where the women are chatting over each other drinking wine or coffee, but they might as well be strangers. Their forced interaction adds nothing to the book because each woman has a tendency to isolate herself from her friends, so cau ...more
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it

I didn't read the blurb of Point,Click,Love properly before I started on the book so honestly I didn't know much about it when I started reading the book except that it's some kind of chick lit.

I have to say, I enjoyed this book. I thought it was a little slow at first and I had assumed that the whole novel followed Kate's story (my bad) but further into the book, I started to really get interested!

Point, Click, Love reminded me a bit of the film He's Just Not That Into You. It's about four wome
Luanne Ollivier
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it
2.5/5 Passing grade but barely.

Point, Click, Love is Molly Shapiro's debut novel.

Four women in Kansas are each facing a crisis of sorts in their lives. Maxine, a successful artist married to an equally successful doctor, finds that their relationship (and sex life) is suffering. When her husband refuses to acknowledge the problem, she instead becomes immersed in the lives of celebrities, scouring online gossip sites. Claudia is angry, very angry. Her husband Steve isn't working and doesn't even
Meredith Schorr
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club
Point, Click, Love by Molly Shapiro is the story of four friends, Maxine, Kate, Claudia and Annie, who are all dealing with issues related to the internet in one way or another. Maxine is not the happily married woman she portrays to the world and, in fact, hasn't had sex with her husband in years. She forgets her own troubles by burying herself in gossip magazines about celebrities. Katie is a divorcee who swore off men until she realized that she couldn't swear off sex. She decides to find cas ...more
Samantha March
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A new one for the Favorites list! I adored Point, Click, Love, the debut from Molly Shapiro. I started this book one night while curled up in my chair, and after what felt like ten minutes I decided it was time for bed – and realized I was 61% finished with the book! This is an absolute gem, and one for your must-read list.

The story follows four friends as they deal with some tough issues. Katie is a divorced mother of two who uses the internet to get back in the dating game. She has decided she
As much as I wanted to become invested in Molly Shapiro's Point, Click, Love, I struggled. I'm an online dating alum myself, and stories delving into the world of meeting potential mates through the Internet catch my interest. That’s what brought me to the novel, an entertaining story that kept me reading -- even if I wasn’t completely invested in the characters’ lives.

Despite heralding the four central women as “best friends,” we see very little interaction between them. The book’s third-person
Jan 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book was not my cup of tea right off the bat. As I was starting the first chapter all I kept thinking was how the sentences didn't seem to flow well. Everything felt so choppy, as though I was reading a novel from someone who was taking a writing course for the first time in their life. The more I read, the worse this got - one minute a character was in the middle of an art gallery and in the next sentence in the same paragraph they were back in their hotel room. WHAT?! How did she move so ...more
Jan 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: freebie-books
I won this book off of Goodreads. I was actually looking forward to this some what new age romance where it describes people using the internet to connect and find love. I wasn't totally disappointed, not being a fan of sex and the city I just didn't really connect to the characters in this book. I think this story might have been better if she hadn't tried to connect the women as friends at all, if I hadn't read the back of the book I wouldn't have known until halfway through that they were sup ...more
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it
My GoodReads First Reads FREE copy just arrived in the mail! Can't wait to read it, I think it's going to move up on my to-read list. Sounds VERY much like some of my friends...

FULL REVIEW: OK, now I've read it the book. It was... fine. Without reading the blurb on the back of the book, I wouldn't have known that the four women were supposed to be friends until the middle of the book. There was nothing earth-shattering about this book. The basic gist of it is that technology can screw up your lo
Marathon County Public Library

Molly Shapiro's debut novel, "Point, Click, Love," has all the necessary ingredients for a modern chick-lit novel -- successful and strong female characters, relationship issues and modern problems. One character is the sole breadwinner for her family, one character is divorced but looking for love, one character's biological clock is ticking and one character is having marital difficulties. The execution, however, falls a little flat. The dialogue between characters is stilted and the writing h

Jan 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Note: I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. This an entertaining novel following the sex and love lives of 4 friends. Each go through a different problem (dating post-divorce, affair, disinterested husband, contemplating single motherhood), but as a neat touch, Shapiro uses technology as an anchor in all of the stories, and as a way to tie all the stories together in the end.

The dialogue is a bit uninspiring in some parts, and rushed in others, pushing the plot forward too quickly
Dec 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a fun, romantic and beach read, well then you have come to the right place. I might be a little biased because I'm a huge chick-lit fan, and this is DEFINITELY chick-lit. I might also be biased because I met my husband online, via I will admit it is a bit scary but it turned out great. If I wasn't feeling so sick I would have flown through this book in probably less than 2 days. I'm definitely looking forward to Molly's next novel.
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quick read, basic chick lit. Exactly what I needed in the moment.
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loveable Hot Messes!!!

Claudia, Katie, Annie and Maxine are four middle aged(ish) women who are each struggling with something in their life. Claudia ' s husband is out of work and obsessed with Facebook. She is completely frustrated with him and starts noticing a good looking co-worker. Katie, divorced, doesn't want to get married or even have a serious relationship, but she wants to have sex. She signs up for online dating. Annie, an NYC transplant to KC, don't know what she wants, she just kno
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
The book was good, but not great. It ended abruptly and everything started feeling rushed a little over halfway through the novel which I found odd and unnecessary. In the beginning of the book I really identified with the main characters, who were experiencing relationship problems. However, for how close they were supposedly, I was quite surprised on how little they leaned on each other. Even when they did lean on each other, it was in an intoxicated state and short-lived. Also, (spoiler alert ...more
Rhonda Gilmour
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75. A fun, light read about four friends, each having a go at the world of online dating. The narrative moves easily and with clarity from thread to thread--no problems with shifting POV--but we didn't stay with any of the four women long enough to feel a strong emotional connection. This is a good vacation read: no deep, dark, heaviness to drag down your sunny mood, some relatable humor, and everyone gets their HEA in the end. I enjoyed it.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
A cute, quick read. Characters are kind of assholes, but it is easy to overlook.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Breezy and cute. A good book palette cleanser.
Jaime (Twisting the Lens)
All of my reviews are originally published for Twisting the Lens:

Ever since Sex and the City, authors have tried to recreate the magic that it created for women across the country. Most of them have, unfortunately fallen short of connecting with their audience in quite the same way. With Point, Click, Love, Molly Shapiro attempts to add her name to the list of those following in the stilettoed foot
Mar 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
Katie is a divorced mother of two. She no longer believes in true love. It’s more like “true lust”. She has been fine with not having a man in her life for the last two years. Until now. She desperately craves a casual, sexual relationship and decides to sign up with an online dating service.

Claudia is married to Steve. Steve has been out of work for quite some time. Instead of scouring the newspaper job section, he sits on the couch channel surfing and updating his Facebook status. Claudia has
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a pretty run of the mill chick lit book. I haven't read one in awhile which is why my review won't be too harsh.
Plus I sort of went through boy "drama" recently and I kind of liked the subject matter of this book which included cheating, being single, the impact of social media on relationships. It all becomes very interesting when you are involved with someone. Not that I am anymore but alas. Very interesting.
Now, one thing that surprised me was the blurb from Tom Perrotta. Doesn't re
Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
Four separate characters and their stories that come together to make a great book. Formatted where each chapter is centered around one of the four ladies, but each of the other characters make appearances in creative ways.

Each of the four characters is in a different place in life from newly divorced to eternally single and they are each trying to figure out what kind of future they each want out of life. With four characters and their families, I did have to make a post it note to keep the gir
Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
I don't know that I have a whole lot to say about this didn't leave that much of an impression on me.

This book follows the ups and downs of four women as they use the internet as a way to escape or transform their lives. One is a single woman looking for a sperm donor, another a divorced mother looking to get back into the dating scene, the third seeks excitement through celebrity gossip to escape her less than ideal marriage and the last lets her suspicions of her husbands online infid
Feb 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Chick lit grows up in this smart, insightful, and honest look at life as a middle-aged woman. And it’s not the same middle age our mother’s experienced.

Katie, newly divorced with two kids, finds that on-line dating is no less messy and confusing than marriage. Annie, who really didn’t know her Jewish boyfriend of six years would never marry her, is going to make her own dreams come true. Well, mostly. Maxine, perfect on the outside, not so much on the inside seeks solace from her stale marriage
Jan 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Not sure how I really feel about this book..thus the three stars. A great book for me draws you in so that you know the characters intimately, you know their motivations, and you are almost a part of the storyline. Others make you feel like the book is a story being written by someone, that you are standing outside observing. The latter was how I felt about Point, Click, Love. I was interested so kept reading, but really wasn't invested in these characters or their lives. Seems like the author j ...more
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it

I did not know much about Point, Click, Love before I started reading. It is about four women living in the Kansas City suburbs, Johnson County to be exact, who finds the Internet playing a part in how they define love and happiness. Maxine, Claudia, Katie, and Annie are four friends who are at different places in their lives romantically. They all have the Internet to thank for their current state in life. Annie is desperate to have a child and takes to t
Tiffany Tinney
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I won this on goodreads.

The book details 4 women: Katie, Claudia, Maxine, and Annie. All at different aspects in their lives and the book theme seems to revolve around sex, i.e.: not enough, not at all, affairs, or not wanting it. They each want what the others have in a sense but they are able to give each other advice. I like the lay out of the book. At first a different character each chapter confused me but after I realized it was only 4 characters and they each intermingle it was an easy re
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Although I have NO idea why literary genius Tom Perrotta wrote a blurb for the cover of this book (it’s a fluffy, chick-lit piece that I would probably be embarrassed to be caught reading in public), I actually enjoyed it the whole way through. Four women all want different things from the Internet: Katie, recently divorced, wants a new man; single Annie wants to find the perfect sperm donor to mother her child; Max finds herself obsessed with celebrity gossip sites in order to deal with her les ...more
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book on Goodreads, and I must say that I would consider reading another book by this author as she is a good writer and, for the most part, I enjoyed reading it. I will not, however, recommend this book to others as it is fairly depressing. I am not against depressing books, but this book comes off as a feel-good story and it isn't. Well, the ending is mostly positive. However, the ending if fairly abrupt, so there is very little time spent in that frame of mind.
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