Author : Jennifer Ammoscato
Title : Dear Internet : it’s me, Avery
Pages : 258
Series : Avery Fowler 2.0
Publisher : Carmel Communications
Publication date : May 4, 2017
When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life.
If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach for the low, low price of $14.95 a month:
Add into the mix a new boss whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch Witch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret.
With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky situations as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new and improved Avery Fowler 2.0.
Dear Internet is the first instalment in a trilogy of books about Avery Fowler, written by Jennifer Ammoscato.
Avery Fowler’s life isn’t exactly going so well. First she finds out her husband is having an affair. Then her new boss turns out to be an absolute nightmare. So not only is she desperately trying to hang on to her job, or somehow find a way to get rid of her boss, she’s also trying to pick up the pieces of a broken marriage and navigate the dangerous minefield of dating. And she does all this with the help of the Internet. In particular, a site called HowTo.com which has a live chat option.
Avery has an incredibly fun personality and I warmed to her immediately. She’s really likeable and frequently had me in fits of giggles. She’s also very much glued to her phone. It’s almost like an extra hand. She will ask Clementine, the virtual life coach, pretty much everything from how to get rid of red wine stains on a white carpet to how to tell the signs when your husband is cheating on you, or even how to get away with murder. Throw in the banter with her circle of friends and this very much reminded me of Bridget Jones.
This isn’t my usual type of read, as you all should know by now. But I found it to be thoroughly entertaining as Avery tries to reinvent herself. The author has a delicious sense of humour and frequently throws in some fabulous one-liners. So if you’re looking for a little something that’ll put a smile on your face and would like to try out the chick-lit department, then this is the book for you!
Many thanks to Jennifer Ammoscato for my copy, which I chose to review honestly!
Dear Internet : It’s me Avery is available now!