EyeLeash: A Blog Novel – Jess C. Scott

Jade Ashton is a sassy virgin. In her private blog, she vents about “fitting in” a world where superficiality reigns supreme. Suddenly all logic flies out the window when she meets Novan: the former geek, who’s morphed into a delicious songwriter-musician. They decide to be “friends-with-benefits”. But it’s Novan, with his poems and riddling passages on his own blog–which *isn’t private*–that backs out. EyeLeash captures self-discovery in the 2000s, and showcases the colorful, intricate drama in two youths’ relentless search for themselves–and what’s really in their hearts.

EyeLeash is a novel part of the Traveling to Teens blog tour. I really should have posted this review earlier today, but frankly, I completely forgot that I needed to post it early within the day. EyeLeash has an unique format. The novel is told from a blog. Scott takes the idea of a novel written from a diary and upgrades the idea to something more technology-based. This was a smart move, seeing as how technology, including blogs, continue to shape society. I mean, majority of the people who read this review have probably created a blog before. The basic premise of EyeLeash seemed quite interesting.

Unfortunately, as I began reading, novel was less than endearing. The blog format itself was not the issue. The issue was how the blog was potrayed. When I was in eighth grade, I had a xanga account. EyeLeash‘s format sounded exactly like my embarassing entries.

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