An easy breezy read, short chapters relaying little stories – I haven’t read a book like this in awhile so it was refreshing.
The author notes that she had never considered writing a book about her experiences until encouraged to do so, and so this book emerged as a reflection of her past. These circumstances are pretty noticeable with regards to how the story is told. It does feel like a friend is recounting memories from her past that she hasn’t thought about in a long while. While that is totally fine, it’s not really the type of story I prefer to read. Somebody else would probably enjoy this book more than I did.
I found it very sad how her family grew apart, how she clearly longs for what she experienced as a child but can’t go back to that…
I do think she had a fascinating childhood (dur, who wouldn’t?) and so the subject matter of the book was very interesting but the execution wasn’t really for me.
Overall, a nice little read but nothing too great. This for me would be ‘beach reading’ ;P