Is your guilty pleasure watching Instahuns? If so you’ll love the hilarious Unfiltered by Sophie White for a snapshot of what might be happening behind the screens, behind the all the smoke and mirrors, behind every unrealistically perfect story.Unfiltered by Sophie White
Published by Hachette Ireland on June 18, 2020
Source: Received from Publisher
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Ali and Shelly are back. But behind the filters, things are more chaotic than ever.
After faking a pregnancy to gain more Instagram followers, Ali Jones figured she'd be an internet pariah. But while her mentions are a mess, it turns out that her following is bigger than ever. And now that she's pregnant for real, Ali quickly realises that she might have to wade once more into the Insta-world to fund the new baby bump. With Sam, her ex, still ignoring her and her mother having a mild grief-induced psychotic breakdown, what else has Ali to cling to but #sponcons and #ootds?
Enter Amy Donoghue, social media manager extraordinaire, with a plan to rehabilitate Ali's image.
Meanwhile, Queen of the Influencers, Shelly, is still being hounded by her mysterious Insta-stalker. And with @HolisticHazel busy creating W Y N D festival (her answer to the Goop Summit) and @PollysFewBits being as non-descript as ever, Shelly has to deal with this latest drama without the help of her Mumfluencer friends - before it gets out of control.
The free swag may be good but will Ali and Shelly realise the Insta Life's not worth losing the people that matter most?
First Line of Unfiltered
“Ali woke up in her childhood bed on the morning of her dad’s funeral with a song in her head.”
5 Thoughts on Unfiltered by Sophie White
- This book is a tonic. If you need cheering up, or some good belly laughs in your life, then this book will deliver.
- Ali faked a pregnancy to get Insta famous, so seems like an unlikely heroine. But I defy you not to like her anyway! And coming from someone who is infertile, that speaks volumes, as I was prepared to hate her for that vile act. But I’m Team Ali all the way!
- Shelly is more of your typical big shot Instagram blogger/flogger, but she is coping with a troll in this book. Which is just so topical and scary to read about.
- I loved how it combined serious mental health issues, with lots of humour. The mix didn’t downplay the tougher moments, but added an uplifting and authentic feel to the plot.
- If even 5% of this is true, Instagram is way more nuts than I had ever realised.
Overall I loved this one, as I did the previous book Filter This. They are best read in order, and I highly recommend both.
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Who should read Unfiltered?
I’d recommend this to you if you like romantic comedy that also tackles some heavier issues. Or if you love Instagram and want to be a fly on an influencer’s perfect grey wall. Fans of authors such as Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Carmel Harrington should also enjoy.