From Allison Chopin’s review of Rachel Hulin’s new book “Hey Harry, Hey Matilda” for the Daily News:
Hulin makes the most of her chosen form in this novel. Her characters’ personalities come through in their email-writing styles — Matilda’s messages are expansive and self-absorbed, Harry’s missives more pointed and judgmental.
Their correspondences often include short stories, poems and diagrams, serving to break up their back-and-forth and allowing plot points to be revealed in more interesting ways. …
And lest a novel told in emails seem too 1998, Hulin also created an Instagram account for her characters after she wrote the book. Curious internet users have been watching Harry and Matilda’s story unfold alongside Hulin’s photography, and the result is a haunting and touching juxtaposition, compared to the mostly hilarious book.