annie beaton

2.5 stars

Whew. This book was hard to get through. It was all a bit MUCH. The main character, Annie, turned 50 and promptly lost her job, her marriage, and her home. She moves to the country with her two young children and is determined to make it on her own and change her lifestyle.

Ok, great. A lot of people can relate to that. But the book was way too busy. Annie’s inner dialog was exhausting. It was fine in the beginning because it’s understandable that her mind would be racing. But it just never stopped. I kept waiting for something more to happen other than Annie talking to herself for 75% of the book, but it just never did.

I seem to be in the minority, so there will probably be a lot of people that will like this book. Maybe I’m not the right audience (although I can relate to someone in their 50’s having a bit of a crisis and trying to find their way), but instead of finding inspiration, or even a sense of camaraderie, I just felt annoyed.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.