Saturday, January 8, 2011
Book Review Time!!
What if you could see into the future? Would you want to know what fate has in store?
Today I finished reading a book that has been on my to read list for a while. The One That I Want, by Allison Winn Scotch. This book was a good read although I will warn you, it is a bit wordly in its language, as in if you hang out with only toddlers most of your day...the use of the "F" and the "GD" word will be shocking to you.
This story though is very thought provoking and is all about is the life you choose really the life that you wanted? Is it really the life that will bring you the most happiness? And also the age old question of what is happiness. I really thought she did a good job of showing how if we get stuck in the same cycle over and over again how its hard to get out...maybe even a little scary, the older we get. It also shows how if we don't work on our relationships and keep maturing them they will also fall apart and we will drift away from those who we were in the relationship with. This is shown with the characters relationship with her husband, sister, friend, and father.
I did feel that the character, Tilly, was self-centered and was only focused on what she wanted and how she wanted life to go at the very first, but she makes a transition and changes her outlook on life and realizes that there is so much more to life then she thought. She also seems to gain more of a backbone throughout the book and stops being a doormat for people to walk on and use.
I would recomend this book to read for it brings a fresh perspective and thought process to mind. Are you happy with what you chose...would you change it? Like I said, some of the language is all I really had a problem with.