Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon, is considered a book belonging to the chick-lit wave. I would rather say the wife-lit wave. A completely different menu.
Target audience? Obviously those with wife status, but also those who, at least once in their life, had an online romance and know what an unhealthy spell can put on you the words of a complete stranger.
Where and when? San Francisco, modern times.
Strong points? The love story taking shape through bytes and megabytes, the light humor, the simple style, ideal for a Sunday, in the train, in a plane, on a boat, in a tractor or in other unconventional means of transportation.
Weak points? The desperate attempt to convince a schizoid society, like ours, that marriage is still the best solution in the world. I could have swallowed this idiocy, but the author kept on shoving down my throat this idea until the razzle-dazzle ending.
Favorite characters? The Researcher, but not the hysterical husband.
Convince-me! Wife lifestyle, well described. Up to a point, obviously.
Bonus? I don’t have one, because from the above mentioned point on things kind of go crazy and we find ourselves in the middle of a teenage like rekindled passion, while we are dealing with two jobless partners with serious issues of communication. Chica, seriously?
Stars? 7, because it can be easily read, while you are watching a movie, or doing your nails and giving Likes on Facebook. 🙂