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Monday, 15 February 2021

#BookReview SIRI, WHO AM I? by SAM TSCHIDA

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

Mia might look like a Millennial but she was born yesterday. Emerging from a coma with short-term amnesia after an accident, Mia can't remember her own name until the Siri assistant on her iPhone provides it. Based on her cool hairstyle (undercut with glamorous waves), dress (Prada), and signature lipstick (Chanel), she senses she's wealthy, but the only way to know for sure is to retrace her steps once she leaves the hospital. Using Instagram and Uber, she arrives at the pink duplex she calls home in posts but finds Max, a cute, off-duty postdoc supplementing his income with a house-sitting gig. He tells her the house belongs to JP, a billionaire with a chocolate empire. A few texts later, JP confirms her wildest dreams: they're in love, Mia is living the good life, and he'll be back that weekend.

But as Mia and Max work backward through her Instagram and across Los Angeles to learn more about her, they discover a surprising truth behind her perfect Instagram feed, and evidence that her head wound was no accident. Who was Mia before she woke up in that hospital? And is it too late for her to rewrite her story?

PUBLISHED BY QUIRK BOOKS


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MY REVIEW

I'm sure we've all had those moments when we would love to ask the internet 'who are we' to make life a little clearer, but for Mia asking Siri is her only way of finding out who she is after an accident finds her in hospital with no memory.

What she finds as she starts trawling through her Insta account is a glamorous and successful life that she led - so why can't she remember? And why did she end up in hospital in the first place? The detective work begins for her and Max who she finds living at the address she finds her stuff at! And it's a real rollercoaster for both of them as they begin to retrace her footsteps and put the pieces of the puzzle together so she can work out who she was - and does she like what she finds?!!

Mia is one of those women who you can't help but like, despite her often shallow behaviour! She is a determined woman despite the drama queen moments! A product of our time I'm sure! A lot of it is for attention! She discovers she has a very wealthy other half, a yacht, expensive accessories but finds herself quickly looking past that to discover the real person - maybe the amnesia is a good thing to help her reset her identity and look past all the trimmings that made up her life before.

Her life soon shows itself to be a lot darker than the airbrushed glamour she once portrayed online, and it was fascinating to see the truth revealed and the extreme measures she has to take to get her life back. The more she digs, the more disturbing her old reality becomes! The Insta shine is well and truly missing from reality!

A fascinating and fast paced book that really resonates with the sugar coated internet world we live in nowadays! Keep it real.... always!!

★★★★

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