cover double clickBack in 2011, I reviewed Lisa Becker’s debut novel, Click: An Online Love Story and really enjoyed it. Now Lisa is back with the sequel, Double Click, and it lives up to all the things I liked about the first book.

Just in case you’ve not read Click, I’m not going to say much about the plot of Double Click so that I don’t spoil anything for you- but I will tell you why I think Double Click is the perfect sequel.

Picking up six months later, Double Click continues what Click did well: revealing the story via a series of emails and the authenticity of the friendship between Mark, Renee,  Shelley, and Ashley.  And even though a short amount of time has passed between the two books, Double Click delves deeper emotionally than Click. That’s not to say that the story doesn’t retain its humor, but more that the characters mature some and their relationship deepens on a number of levels.

I found myself laughing out loud more than once while reading Double Click. I also wanted, more than once, to shake a couple of the characters and ask what they’re thinking.  I love it when I am involved enough with a character that I question her decisions, or care about what he does.  But most of all, I was rooting for these characters.  Each of them, in a unique way, has an opportunity for personal growth. And like many of us, they don’t always see that opportunity for what it is. They’re vulnerable, and scared, and rely on their friends to see them through.

Nothing in Double Click takes away from Click. This is one sequel that lives up to all the best parts of its predecessor. I think fans of chick lit, and anyone who liked Click will be happy reading this one.

Here’s a link to Lisa Becker’s author page on Goodreads. Don’t just take my word for it- people really like both these books.

Happy Reading!