Life during lockdown is hard for many. But let’s admit this. We, the bookworms, now specially got MUCH time to reread our favorite books and even read new books. Not to forget, EBOOKS. Moving to our topic, I recently read this book named – “My life as Kelsey” by Victoria Anders. And here are, my thoughts about it😁😉 ———
“Live life with no Regrets…..”This is what Kelsey’s mantra is.
Before getting into the detailed review of the book, here’s a short interpretation of it – It’s a fancy YA(Young Adult) book and describes the stages and situations a teenager has to go through when they have a family crisis.
Kelsey Payne works as an instructor at the Roller Coaster rides. Her Monotonous instructions are just like her monotonous life. She lives in the Forest Hills which is one of the poorest locality in their city. It’s a normal day in Kelsey’s life as she works and helps people in the Roller coaster rides. But she doesn’t know that day can change her life. It all starts when a group of boys decide to have a ride. One of them has sunglasses on. When Kelsey asks the young man to remove them as they are quite not allowed, she falls for his blue eyes. But she knows her limits. According to her mom, boys are users and Kelsey is not allowed to date. Kelsey believes it’s because she doesn’t know who her father is. But is it a real story or is her mom lying? Will she ever be friends with the sunglass guy?
Read it and do let me know your thoughts.
What I liked about the book –
1. The author’s way if writing the book is very beautiful. Why? Because believe me I finished the book in 2 sittings in 2 days. It just keeps you binded
2. You never know what’s going to happen the next moment 😅😂 Like, the story has a flow…. And then suddenly something happens and you feel like screaming. To be honest, I enjoy reading these kind of books 😆
3. She explains the hardships of a teenager who is squeezed in a family crisis. Let’s be honest now, the movies we see in Netflix or wherever, describe only the good-fancy part. But where does the other FAMILY part go? Cleared, 70% teenagers go through family problems everyday . So I really like how she wrote about Real Problens and not just everything people write to gain popularity.
4. Have you watched any series on Netflix? Or Gossip Girl? Or Pretty Little Liars? Like these are the teen series and what do they represent? Fancy Life. Spend dollars every day. Do party. But does this all happen in real life? No offence to the above-mentioned-series-lovers and to the ones who really party n enjoy life… But I believe we mostly stay at home. And this girl is poor and this describes the other part of the story which we mostly miss….
What I didn’t like about the Book –
1. I felt that the story at some point, went Too fast and the part where not needed, went Too slow. That actually was a problem.
2. I completely respect the author’s views, but at some parts the short situations could be improved snd some unnecessary sub-stories could have been removed.
My Final Thoughts about the book—-
The book overall was a great experience itself. I wish I could read this book with the same enthusiasm and with the same excitement I had when I read it for the 1st time. Really, it’s like a good book to take your mind off things and have a good time during lockdown!
Disclaimer- I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review
Hoping, the-one-reading-this and his/her family is safe and in great health. I would love to know if you have any book recommendations and would love to review your book for an honest review if you are an author. Untile next time, keep on reading books and share your thoughts here. Bubye! 💜📖
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