- File Size: 454 KB
- Print Length: 271 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 197940951X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Crooked Cat Books (December 28, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076VKH81Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,460 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Of the two, I'm an Alexa. She seems to have her act together, sweet and organized, things looking up in her life. Or are they?
Kylie, bless her, is a wreck. I love my friends like her because I can live vicariously through their excitement and chaos. I spent most of the book worried over her continued downward spiral ... but don't lose hope Kylie, things will look up for you. Without spoilers, her story of growth was fabulous and my favorite part of the story.
I myself am on the wrong side of thirty-five, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I remember those days! The post college pre "real life" days when expectations weigh you down. (Do we ever really out grow this? Hopefully, I suppose).
The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five was funny, the characters are nicely-drawn with their quirks and observations. It has a nice, fast pace and with short, sharp chapters, it is an easy book to pick up and read in bursts. While it is written in a very light manner, it does contain a good message about the pressure we put on ourselves and our expectations of life. A strong effort from a debut novel.
I can't wait to read what Kate writes next.
and beside every successful woman is her best friend.”
Kylie Louise Lee thought how her priorities gone wrong. She was decisive, adventurous and have a raw spirit. But at twenty-five, she didn't still have a solid career, no boyfriend and no mortgage to pay. With her mom, Marie, constantly nagging on her about what kind of life she has, she felt her life was so depressing and thought that she was on the wrong side of twenty-five.
While Alexa Jane Chapman was the complete opposite of Kylie. She was sensible, organised and smart. She was reliable and loved consistency. She was a good friend, always there for Kylie even sometimes she needed to sacrifice her own time and happiness to make her feel better.
But when Alexa's life was turning good for her, having everything thought they need to have on this stage of their lives, nothing seemed going right for Kylie. Would they still be best friends, for better or worse? Or would a lie made them fell apart?
I love the friendship between Kylie and Alexa. They knew that they have each other's back and their relationship was closer than being sisters. They're differences balanced out each other but as I carried on to read the story, I also found out how much they became dependent on each other.
So when they fell out as best friends, I knew it was the right thing because they were able to know who they were as an individual. They were able to explore, met new friends, been in a relationship and found a new job. They were also able to assess how important it was to put their selves first and do the things that will make them happy—they grew, they changed.
The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five is entertaining, spot-on, a pirouette depicting our life in quarter of how am I at twenty-five?—when you thought you should figured everything out or when you need to turn your life in order, everything boils down into a pressure.
Kate Armitage was able to render a story that was reminiscent and effective for those who went through the same or those who are currently having the experience. She was also able to point out the pressure our family or friends put on us, that how women are strong on their own and don't need to be validated by man or how perfect relationships were not perfect at all.
***Thank you to Kate Armitage and HCL Author Services for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review!
The novel includes themes of staying true to yourself, being happy with who you are, and being content with where you are in life. Everyone lives their lives at a different pace and no two paths are completely the same. You have to listen to your heart and be true to who you are and what you want out of life. Your life doesn't have to look like what others think it should and your focus shouldn't be on what other people want out of life for you. Everyone has a unique perspective on life and that’s okay. It’s okay to be different, as long as you’re being true to you.
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