Review for Hung Up

Review for Hung Up

9781442460751Well that was an awkward book.

I was kind of looking forward to it though, the blurb sounded quite interesting, sadly, it was a false blurb.
The whole book is indeed about telephone conversations between 2 people, James and Lucy, sadly it felt like I was eavesdropping and a lot of the conversations just felt awkward and strange, like it wasn’t meant to be shared.

Also, the characters… Sorry but Lucy was just freaking annoying. There were several things that I just didn’t like about her. Like that she just assumed that if someone is sick that it means they have cancer. Like wait what? And how she kept dodging stuff, being hesitant to answer things or even share a picture (which I think is a healthy question from James, considering they have been calling for quite a few months). Also that she was full of stereotypes, yet didn’t like it when James had stereotypes of his own.

James, well I didn’t like him either. I found it a bit silly that he didn’t care for anyone else their phone conversations but Lucy. What is so special about Lucy? Why pick Lucy out of the I don’t know how many conversations that came in?

And that sudden plot twist near the end? Why? Was that really necessary? It only made the book more unbelievable for me.

All in all, I wouldn’t recommend this book.


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