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Just For Clicks

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  128 reviews
Mommy blogs are great . . . unless the blog happens to belong to your mom.

Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan mail is a blast. Fending off internet trolls and would-be kidnapp
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 19th 2019 by Amberjack
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Karen • The Book Return I am a mom of twins and thought the twin relationship was done well. There is the added twist of them being on-line celebrities so this adds an added…moreI am a mom of twins and thought the twin relationship was done well. There is the added twist of them being on-line celebrities so this adds an added dimension to their relationship.(less)

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may ❀
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
e-arc so graciously provided by netgalley. all opinions are my own.

This book had a lot of potential and I went in with really high hopes, hoping it would be something along the lines of Far From the Tree, but it really wasn’t. sad.

- between each chapter is a page of text messages or emails or forum posts and I found it to be very cute and charming
- Rafael, this sweet soft boy who doesn’t use technology was my favourite character
- Slow burn romance that is heavy on friendship (fav)
- reall
More of a 3.5 star read.

I saw this book many times while browsing but it really wasn’t much on my radar to read until I saw a couple of trusted bloggers promoting it on social media. And it definitely didn’t disappoint. It started off really well but then took some interesting and not very pleasing turns, so I kind of have mixed feelings about the book overall.

Claire is a very realistic teenage protagonist. Her whole life has been about the blog and YouTube and she feels tired of living her life
Kara J McDowell
Jul 27, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
11/26/18 - New release date!

Just popping in to let everyone know that the release of JUST FOR CLICKS has been moved to February 19, 2019! I hope the extra 3 weeks will be worth the wait!

7/27/18 - I have a cover! (And I'm absolutely smitten with it!)

You might enjoy JUST FOR CLICKS if you like:

-Stories about sisters, specifically twins
-Complicated family dynamics
-Nice boys who are also a little bit technophobic
-Social Media
-Snippets of text messages, emails, forum posts, and voicemails
-Slow burn
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
Full Review on The Candid Cover

Just For Clicks by Kara McDowell is a book that discusses internet fame and the struggles young influencers face. I loved the prominent theme of family and the main character who faces many challenges. The story provides interesting insight, and some heavy topics are discussed alongside some fun.


This book tells the story of Claire and Poppy, internet influencers who pretty much have it all. However, Claire wants to be normal, but the brand wou
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is more of a 4,5, I am SO indecisive okay.
There were so many things to love in this book: I really liked the blogging aspect of it all and seeing how much space it took in the girls' and their mother's lives. I LOVED the family dynamics and sister dynamics a whole lot, too and I had such a great time with the romance, slow-burning friendship turning into more, my favorite kind. That was overall such a good debut, I had such a fun time reading it and 300% recommend it.

Full review coming soo
Samantha (WLABB)
Rating: 4.5 Stars

This book delivered so much more than I was expecting, and I enjoyed every second of it.

Full review to follow.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Morgan (The Bookish Beagle)
I loved this book!! What an unexpected surprise! The voice was fantastic, the story was thought-provoking and filled with just the right amount of drama, and I super loved Rafael from the start! I also related so so deeply to some of the romantic situations Claire found herself in- we're both terribly awkward hahah. The ending felt a little fast but I read this in a day and enjoyed it SO much. It reminded me of an emma Mills or Jenn bennett book, which is the highest compliment I can give. Longe ...more
Vicky Who Reads
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Isabelle (the Book Dutchesses)
This is a pretty generic contemporary cover, and while I normally hate people on covers I actually really like this one! I love the color scheme, the white doodles and I also like the models they used for Claire and Poppy. The cover brings the feel of the book across quite well I think.

I didn’t realize this book was only 250 pages when I started reading it, but I flew through it and before I knew it I hit the end. When I dived into this story I was expecting a cute and fluffy contemporary novel
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in a giveaway from the author. I also got approved by Netgalley at the same time😊

Just for Clicks is about 2 sisters who are popular on social media. This book is very important for teens to see how much they put on social media and how they open their lives for everyone to see. It also brings to the forefront how family doesn’t always mean blood. It hits on anxiety and shows how not everyone feels comfortable just going with the flow. It’s ok to just be you. I enjo
Rachel Solomon
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was so much fun! Its approach to social media (and social media fame) felt fresh and authentic, and the romance was absolutely adorable. Compelling family dynamics, too. Highly recommend to lovers of contemporary YA!
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Kara McDowell’s debut novel invites you into the midst of twin sisters Claire and Poppy, whose lives have been chronicled online since the day there were born. Their Mom, internationally known mommy blogger managed to build a brand by telling the world about her family – and as teens, Claire and Poppy have taken up the torch and have become famous vloggers. The only problem? Claire doesn’t want to be in the spotlight anymore. She craves a normal life away from the cameras, away from the prying e ...more
❤ Aly ❤
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: january-2019
Just for Clicks is a book about twins who have everything posted about them daily on a blog written by their mother. Poppy and Claire are used to being in the spotlight and everyone knowing what is going on with them every second of every day. This includes what they are wearing that day, where they are going, who they are dating, etc. This book had a great premise and that is what drew me to this book. However, I feel like this book could have been developed in many ways. I enjoyed how present ...more
Kiki Cole
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Review to come!
Lillian Clark
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I *adored* this book. Claire's story is so fascinating! Fun to read, full of heart and complexity, I've never read anything like it. I was hooked by the peek-behind-the-curtain of being internet famous but fell in love with McDowell's characters.
Allison ☾
Dec 06, 2018 rated it liked it
“ For the first time in years, I’ve met someone who doesn’t see me as Claire Dixon: Internet Famous, and I’m determined to keep it that way. If last year taught me anything, it’s that some of my classmates view me through a constant “goals” filter, regardless of how unglamorous my life really is. Or they straight up hate me. It’s exhausting.”

This was an excellent debut novel. I would recommend to anyone who uses text or social media to communicate, mainly middle to high school aged girls. This
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This is an adorable social media involved story. It's a fast and fun read. Great for a relaxing day.
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-releases
Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review Just for Clicks before its publication date.

I really enjoyed this debut novel from Kara McDowell! Fraternal twins Claire and Poppy grew up in the spotlight as the subjects of their mother's fashion/mommy blog. Now seniors in high school Claire dreams of a life with privacy away from her fame-obsessed mother and sister while Poppy is ready and willing to sign on the dotted line for a lifetime of money, fame, and influence.

I went into t
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I received Just For Clicks through NetGalley in exchange for a review. Thanks to Amberjack Publishing for allowing me a copy!

The Dixon family are ‘internet famous’. What began as a mommy blog run by Ashley Dixon has turned into an international empire – and her daughter Claire wants out. Having everything from potty training to junior prom discussed online is no longer her idea of fun and the perks of sponsorship deals don’t hold a candle to her dream of going to college and finally being a norm
Kelly deVos
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely put this book on your 2019 TBR! It's got a romance that you won't be able to put down and is a fun, fashionable take on the life of a teen instagram influencer. Come for the romance, stay for the story of a teenager finding and learning to love herself.
♥ Kayleigh Kehoe ⚜ (Awkword Reviews)✍
3.5 *
"Did you every notice that Claire is the obvious misfit of the family Ashley and Poppy are both tall and gorgeous and Claire's not. I feel bad for her, I really do."

Claire and Poppy, who are fraternal twins, are fashion & lifestyle icons on social media due to their Mom, Ashley, going viral before they were even born. Since losing her husband, and the twins losing their father, Ashley has documented every embarrassing, every memorable and mile stone moment of the twin's lives and dis
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
(3.5/5)(I read this as a Netgalley ARC)

This was a quick, easy read that felt like a good fluffy story for a day at the beach: nothing too sinister, a twin discovering her independence, all wrapped up in a story about social media influencers. Claire and Poppy are twins of a popular mommy blogger; they've been subjects of their mom's blog-turned-Instagram ever since their conception. At 17, they are now content creators themselves, but while Poppy loves the popularity and perks, Claire wants noth
Jessica | Booked J
As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via Edelweiss by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

Review also found here at Booked J.

When I first requested Just for Clicks, I knew I would enjoy it. I just didn't know how much I would. I have to say, firstly, that I am really impressed with all the contemporaries that I've read so far in 2019. We're less than a month of our way through the new year and already, every single YA con
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of JUST FOR CLICKS by Kara McDowell in exchange for my honest review.***


Fraternal twin Claire is tired of being the subject of her mom’s blog and ready to give up the vlog she does with her sister Poppy. Saying no isn’t easy when your family is counting on the income. Poppy loves life as an influencer, while Claire would rather have an offline life. Secrets threaten the twins and the surprises are just beginning.

Everybody love
Arin ⭐
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
eARC provided by Netgalley
3.5 stars
This was a super cute and super fun read! I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cute and fluffy, slow burn romance.

Full review to come closer to release date!
Heba (Bookaholic Throne)
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
A very Cute read i love it soooo much 😍😍
Naomi Milliner
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Where is the line between what is okay to share with the world and what isn't? IS there a line? Should there be?" These thought-provoking questions at at the core of this terrific debut YA. Claire, the MC, has a fresh and funny voice. Her relationship with twin Poppy is authentic, yet refreshing. Instead of the usual rivalry between sisters, they really do care about, and support, each other. Also refreshing, is the tender, sweet, slow burn of a romance between Claire and Rafael. If you're look ...more
Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
Thank you to NetGalley, Amberjack, and Kara McDowell for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.

Just for Clicks centers around Claire, Poppy - her twin sister, and their mother. Since they were little girls Claire and Poppy have been vlogging, blogging and doing all sorts of paid sponsorships for their mom’s online brand. The blog started as a way for their mom to share their family moments with friends and also allowed her to support herself and her family after her h
Felicia Mathews (Bookishly Slytherclaw)
I received an ARC through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Just for Clicks has been on my radar for awhile since I love contemporary so much and I thought this was a pretty unique take on social media in a book. The synopsis definitely intrigued me as well.

Just for Clicks is the story of Claire and Poppy who grew up in the spotlight of social media because of the blog their mom runs. Claire and Poppy are now vloggers and are popular through that, but Claire doesn't want to be in t
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC (advanced review copy) of this book in exchange for an honest review (thanks, Netgalley!) and I loved it so so so much that I read it in one day. There was a small pinch of minor swearing, and the main characters were secular teenagers so they weren't perfect (no one is though), but I loved the plot and characters and message so much that I can get past that.

Claire is ME. She can be so mature and wise at some times, and then other times she'll lock herself in her room for 2
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Born in the mountains and raised in the desert, Kara McDowell spent her childhood swimming, boating, and making up stories in her head. As the middle of five children, Kara entertained her family on long road trips by reading short mystery stories out loud and forcing everyone to guess the conclusion. After graduating from Arizona State University with a BA in English Literature, Kara worked as a ...more