In this case, social media becomes a girl's best friend (hence the hashtag title of the book) or rather her bestie's BEST way of getting to know her crush before ACTUALLY getting to know him face-to-face. Only problem...she's tongue tied even online. Good thing CiCi has the gift of gab and it certainly doesn't hurt that Drew is such a likable guy, despite his inclination to hang with her brother, Luke. Conversations are had, feelings are uncovered, and things start to get a little harder than at first imagined. CiCi is an upstanding young lady and loyal best friend. She'd never do anything to jeopardize her friend's happiness...including own up to what's really going on in her heart of heart's. It comes down to the ultimate question of which is more important...your crush or your friend? CiCi has a good head on her shoulders and plenty of good advice, but she'll have to listen to her heart to make the right choice for herself.
The author does a great job of taking you back to Middle School days gone by. You can easily forget about the bigger world issues going on in your life and focus on CiCi's BIG decision with your whole heart. The loyalty she has for her friend is genuine and touching. We should all hope to have a friend that true in our lives. As she was getting closer to Drew, all in an effort to score info for her bestie of course, we saw her transform in her own eyes from "Aggie's friend" to the CiCi Reno. Though she's never truly suffered from a lack of confidence (props to her for standing up for Aggie and her unwanted attention), she did when it came to boys noticing her as potential for anything other than a friend. It was wonderful to see her step out from behind the screen as herself, and discover what possibilities were really out there for her.
Overall, a great start to what sounds like a series with potential. I for one would be curious to see what's in store next for our Yoga Girls as well as for the chance to try out a few more yoga poses without any prying eyes. Hey, Downward Dog is not a position I want to be seen in public in, okay? ^-^ Recommended read for Middle Grade fans and beyond.