My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book seemed like a perfect read for me since I just turned 30 this year and can relate to Jill’s character, who is going through a bit of a 1/3 life crisis. Her life takes a turn for the worse when she loses her job and her boyfriend on the same day.
The best part of the book is how she, with the help of family and friends, realizes that it was partly her fault. She realized she was working herself to the bone for a company that didn’t appreciate her. She lost her boyfriend because she ignored him for that crappy job. The idea that you can’t just blame everyone else for your problems really rang true with me. Jill was able to change her life for the better, because she realized she could control (mostly) her own destiny. I think this is an excellent lesson for people today.
The only drawback is the utter convenience of every situation. She just happened to go on vacation the same place as her ex? Her friend’s husband just happens to work for a TV show willing to not only cover her story, but also pay for her to travel through Europe? She walks into a small town law firm, with no notice, and they just give her a job? There were many more. It didn’t seem realistic, but I guess some things had to be convenient or the book would be really long.
Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for providing me with a complementary copy for review.