Just for Clicks
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 ...more
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)
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 ...more
E-arc received from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion.
It's not that this book was utterly bad, it just wasn't made for me. This felt a lot like reading about an alternative Kardashian family with a mother who's been running a blog for years and embarking her two daughters with her. The relationship between the characters, especially between Poppy and Claire felt weird and unnatural. Claire needs to stop complaining, ...more
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
-Snippets of text messages, emails, forum posts, and voicemails
-Slow burn ...more
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.
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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 ...more
In this day and age, when social media plays such a big role in our lives, Claire wanted to escape it all and be "just Claire", but after playing her role for so long, she first needed to figure out who "just Claire" really was.
•Pro: I have a love/hate relationship with social media, and I really appreciated all the different sides of internet fame McDowell presented. She showed the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all, as well as the perceptions of both fans and the internet ...more
This was cute! I've been struggling with YA contemporary as of late, but I breezed right through Just For Clicks in just over 24 hours. I loved reading about the twins and how different they each felt about their lives as blogger legacies; one revelling in the spotlight, the other abhorring it.
Following Claire as she tries to figure out what she wants out of life, and how to get out of the life she's currently leading, was really interesting. Her YouTube fame added a fresh perspective, ...more
I have mixed feelings about this one, and there’s a lot of pros and cons to the different elements.
For a romantic contemporary, it wasn’t bad, but it also felt like it was stuck somewhere between romance and coming-of-age novel and couldn’t decided what it wanted to be. I think conceptually it is really cute–I love the idea of a romance and someone who is the daughter of a Mommy Blogger having to deal with that certain brand of fame.
But, I also think parts of this book had its flaws. ...more
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 ...more
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*I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
'I just can't help but think, unhinged for not, the good moms are the ones who stay. The ones who keep trying day in and day out.'
Claire and her twin sister, Poppy, are 'internet famous'. Every part of their lives have been blogged, photographed, and recorded by their...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. There is no denying we live in an internet famous world. We have YouTube and Instagram and Snap Chat. We have blogs and Facebook and Twitter. People want to make their mark and they try to become internet famous overnight. So when I read the description for Just for Clicks I immediately wanted to pick it up ...more
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 ...more
Just for Clicks makes for a decent romantic contemporary with a cute friends-to-lovers trope. And it does have a unique premise that should pique quite a lot of interest: a vlogging mother and her two social media famous twin daughters. But outside of that, I don't think it has much to offer.
I’d like ...more
I wasn't a huge fan of the main character Claire or her family. I felt that all of her family was kind of shallow and they still seemed ...more
Just For Clicks seems like it would be your typical YA contemporary love story, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This book deals with some incredibly important issues that go deeper than I ever expected. Featuring the slowest slow burn romance I’ve ever encountered (which I loved), Just For Clicks introduces us to Claire, who takes us on her personal journey as she figures out who she is after growing up ...more