By Sophie Kinsella Rating: 4/5
“Every time you see someone's bright-and-shiny, remember: They have their own crappy truths too. Of course they do. And every time you see your own crappy truth and feel despair and think, 'Is this my life?', remember: It's not. Everyone's got a bright-and-shiny, even if it's hard to find sometimes.”
Thoughts: Do you have an author that instantly puts you into a good mood? That comfort food you go to that is a guarantee to be good every time. That is Sophie Kinsella books to me, so my review comes with a caveat that I go in knowing I will enjoy the book. I loved the story line and the characters and found that it was always drawing me in. The only part that I didn’t connect with is the love story between Katie and Alex. I found that it was thrown in there because, well, it’s a romance novel right? Their connection didn’t seem genuine and Katie would have been far better off without him. Kinsella rushed the end to make the two of the them together and I would have preferred it left off with Katie’s connection with Demeter (her boss) much more significant.
Connection to Read-Well: Not everything is what it seems. But this is simpler said then applied. We judge others on their actions and ourselves on our intentions. Social media is creating a world where we can connect like ever before, but it is also creating more self-doubt and comparison to things that aren’t even real. Instagram is an amazing tool, but we have to review the accounts that we are following – are they making me sad (delete!) or are they bringing me joy or growth?