The 'perfect life' we portray on social media is a facade. No one knows what really goes on behind closed doors. The envy and resentment we feel when we compare ourselves to another person's Instagram life are a lie.
This is the main theme explored in Kerry Fisher's incredible book. Fisher is a master at creating fleshed-out, relatable characters, whose flaws endear them to the reader. She explores a slice of life with such an astute and acute lens, the reader can't help but become introspective.
For readers of Liane Moriarty, Jodi Piccoult and Jojo Moyes, you will love this book.
This is a story about two couples and a single parent family who are new neighbours and Facebook friends. At first in the book all looks well but as the book progresses you start to see the complications, the difficulties and the conflicts that the characters are dealing with but which they have hidden deep inside. Their specific issues then publically surface between the neighbours in the last 25% of the book and the relationships between them all are redefined.
It’s a fascinating, quite topical study of modern society and how social media has become one avenue in which illusions about others are perpetuated of unintentionally and to their own detriment because it then becomes harder for them to reach out for help when needed.
The storyline of this book was great, easy to follow, no huge shockers or plot twists but that's not what I'd be looking for in a book of this genre. For a book about everyday people and the life challenges they go through, this was well written, interesting, with relatable characters, a great read.