So it’s been a while. A long, long while since I’ve updated this blog.
It’s not because I haven’t been reading, because I have. It’s not because I don’t want to write reviews, because I do. But it’s because I want my reviews to be PERFECT before I post them, and I don’t have time to make them perfect these days.
Today and moving forward, my reviews will not be perfect. They might contain misspellings and they might not have the best sentence structure. But I’d still like to share my thoughts…I hope that’s okay.
By Jane Porter
The other day I was a the library desperate for something good to read. Lately, you see, my attention span has been super short. Which means that I start reading something and then put it down fairly quickly if it doesn’t hold my attention.
I really didn’t have high hopes when I saw this book…mostly because it seemed like a typical beach read. But honestly, this was so much more. (I won’t bother to summarize the book because Amazon .com can do it much better than I can. Plus that whole lack of time thing…)
I loved this book. I didn’t think I would…especially since the main character (Taylor) was super shallow and annoying in the first couple of chapters. . But then suddenly Taylor’s perfect life was totally blown apart and I could completely relate and sympathize with just about everything she goes through: not thinking she’s good enough, not doing enough for her family, feeling guilty about everything, not being pretty enough…
I think this book should be required reading for every girl…not because we should or should not work or stay at home with kids, and not because I’m a feminist or an anti-feminist, but because we should never get to a point where our lives are in someone else’s hands. We should never stop taking responsibility. And we should always, always have a fallback plan.
I loved this book so much that I bought several copies to give as gifts. I highly recommend it and will be searching out the author’s other books.