The Status of All Things – Review

The Status of All Things

By: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Published by Washington Square Press

An imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Copyright, 2015

The uprising of social media has been much debated topic in recent years. Everyone from C.E.O’s all the way down to 8 year olds have their own pages and routinely update the world on what they’ve been up to…including exactly what they might be eating at any given time. But have you ever wondered if the updates you get via these outlets are true to life? In The Status of All Things friends and co-authors Fenton and Steinke explore the idea that sometimes statuses aren’t all you think they are. Using their unique take on friendships (the have been best friends for over a quarter of a century now!) and their quick humor, Liz and LIsa have created an alternate reality that will make you wish your social media worked the same way.

If you could literally rewrite your fate – would you?

From the back cover – Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiance, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner – to be with Kate’s close friend and co-worker, no less – she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something has changed. Suddenly, Kate’s real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history…


Kate’s two best friends try to help guide and grieve with her, but she is stubborn and certain of her path. The story is full of relatable, real-life drama, best friends, what-ifs, whimsical twists, and a touch of crazy that hit me right in my funny bone. I enjoy the main character of Kate (and saw a bit too much of myself in her as well!) and her two best friends, Jules and Liam, are everything my friends are to me. I feel as though I know them all well.

While I don’t typically enjoy romances, this book provided just enough to be saucy and not pushy, while giving us humor, whit, sadness, and all sorts of other hard to explain emotions.

I give the cover a 5 of 5 dragons, the back synopsis a 4.5 of 5 dragons, and the overall story a 4.5 out of 5 dragons. This is a great read for anyone who has ever wondered about statuses and what-ifs in their own lives!

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You can find Liz and Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, and their own website.