Saturday, August 4, 2012
My Not-So-Fairy-Tale Life by Julie Wright
On the back cover:
"Life has not been easy for Suzanna Quincy. But she has not made it any easier for herself, either, by dabbling with drugs and alcohol. When she discovers she is pregnant, Suzanna suddenly realizes her life is not the fairy-tale she hoped it would be.
Confronted by the reality of no parental support, no job, no car, and no prospects, she has to make a momentous decision about what to do with her life- and the life of her baby. Her decision propels her on a cross-cuntry jouney to Provo, Utah, where she hopes to find a refuge with her older brother and his not so friendly wife. Along the way, Suzanna has some harrowing experiences and meets an intriguing guy who believes in some weird religion.
My Not-So-Fairy-Tale Life follows a young woman on a path of self-discovery. Filled with choices and consequences, laughter and tears, romance and broken dreams, it is a novel for all ages."
Pretty down to earth and well written. I enjoyed My Not-So-Fairy-Tale Life quite a bit. It is a glimpse into a life of a young woman who has made many wrong choices. As it states in the book, Suzanna made her decisions after a lack of love and direction from her mom. We have to turn around and look at ourselves, though, and stop blaming anyone else for our choices. Suzanna does this and learns how to truly love.
I am so grateful for this story. It made me laugh and cry. I also felt at peace. Thank you, Julie Wright for making Suzanna loveable!
I give My Not-So-Fairy-Tale Life 4 1/2 stars.