Well we have our first post…a quick look at a new book, Social Media Central.
I had planned to start off with recipes or DIY projects, but I just finished reading the book and figured this would be a good place to start, since I love to read. I did receive this book for free in exchange for my feedback, so here it goes.
Social Media Central is a book about a young man, Tayler, that struggles with society and their dependency on social media. Tayler is a confused young man, that doesn’t quite know himself yet and is unsure of his sexual orientation. Much of the story focuses on his questioning everything and everyone, while delving into his personal relationships.
I won’t get into spoilers or anything, but this is a story that may engage you, if you have an interest in how social media/technology impacts our lives. It kept my interest (for the most part), but it isn’t something I would recommend to everyone.
The story is a bit all over the place at times and seems to be missing some details. Personally, I love a story that has an overabundance of details on the characters. I’m a visual person, so the more details about a story the better, it allows me to really piece everything together.
This book reminded me ever so slightly of The Hunger Games, just in the fact that it is a society that is controlled by a dictator and the people are punished for going against the norm. Overall, after finishing this story I thought more of our own society and the detrimental impact technology can have if we allow it to.
Social media can help connect us with people we normally aren’t able to reach, but it shouldn’t be used to substitute our communication with the people we can reach.
Release date? April 9, 2018
How many stars? 3 stars
Would I recommend? No
Main thing to take away from this story? Use social media as a way to enhance communication with those around us, not replace it. Try not to focus on what others have, focus on what you have. Go live your own life, only you can.
Song I was listening to while writing this post? This Is the Last Time by The National
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