In real life by Jessica Love – Book review


Goodreads: In Real Life
My Ratings : 2 stars
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Published March 1st 2016 by St. Martin’s Press

About this book :

Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.
Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.
Hannah’s surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.

My Review :

We all have friends on the Internet right? Some people become so close to you like a best friend when in real life you’ve never even met them.
Well Nick and Hannah have been friends for so long without ever meeting each other. Hanna’s sister Grace met Nick’s brother Alex in a concert and that’s how they know about each othet. And that’s it, they are best  friends who know everything about each other but they don’t love each other. So what happens when Hannah begins to feel something for Nick?
Well a crazy random surprise trip to Vegas, of course. The book was fun to read and cute and fluffy. I didn’t have intense attachment to the characters but I liked them all (which is a bit of a problem) There is no bad guy, no jealous bitch. It’s all too surreal. Ironic right? (Since the title’s In real life, get it?) That’s not how real life is! The world is full of assholes and jerks and even though you feel like you know someone, you never really know for sure.
It’s a nice contemporary feel good book about opening up, taking chances and having fun.
I could really connect to Hannah because I’m like her. I stay at home watching Netflix, I don’t break rules and get in trouble. She’s Asian, I’m Indian. So you can see how entertaining it was for me to read about her going to Vegas just to meet this guy on the Internet.
You say that’s life, it’s magical, it’s beautiful. I say bullshit.
I hate how whiny Hannah can get. See my imitation
“I’m mad at you. Why you leave me alone big sista. You don’t get to enjoy life, you should babysit me. I hate you too Best friend because how can you have a life? How can you just have one day with a guy you like? Nope, we’re focusing on me here” Ugh, are you a 7 year old? Grow up. And no, that’s not like me at all. This is where the resemblance ends.
There should’ve been bigger problems or little troubles and that would make for a better story. It was just so perfect. Even fairy-tales have witches and villians! Well, what I’m trying to say is, it’s a good book but just not for me. I’ve read too many great books to be impressed by this. If things were a little screwed up and they struggles to get over it, well that I would have liked. Instead, when there’s a problem, Hannah runs, Nick hides and still HAPPY ENDING! Ugh. Nooooo.
And the secrets they mention in the summary, yeah no big a deal because nobody cares. Hannah makes a fuss about it but in the end it doesn’t matter because True Loveeeeee. (That was Saracasm, in case you didn’t notice)

Love, Alex 🙂


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