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Short Story Sunday: Audiobook Review: Just a Girl by Alyssa Cole

Just a Girl
Series: Obsession Collection #6
Author: Alyssa Cole

Narrator: Kimberly Woods
Published: July 25 2023
Audiobook: 1 hour 30 minutes

Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Listened To: April 11, 2024
Jessica’s Rating: 1 star

Short Story Description:

Social media can be a dangerous game. A young woman’s world teeters on the verge of implosion when trolls push too far in this disturbing short story from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Cole. Tiana Carter has just started college and is determined to make the most of it. She’s thrilled to be posting videos about dorm-room cooking and campus fashion for a small but loyal band of followers. When she dips into the online dating pool, her first swipe right raises a huge red flag. Tiana’s polite rejection is met with scorn, and now a group of self-proclaimed “high-value men” are hell-bent on ruining her life.

Just a Girl is part of Obsession, a collection of compulsively readable short stories about people pushed to their extremes. They are so addictive you won’t be able to put them down—read or listen to each story in a single sitting.

Jessica’s Review:

This was a short story that focuses on social media and online toxicity (online trolls).  We have many stories and books that focus on the negativity of social media and this one didn’t work for me.  That was all this one showed (with escalation) and I actually ended up skipping close to the ending to see what happens. I was tired of hearing everything that was focused on her being trolled.  And I just can’t remember the ending, that’s how un-memorable this short story was for me.

I would say if you are interested in reading this one to listen to the short story version, the narration did enhance the story.                                                             

Purchase Links:
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