For my first book review, I wanted to write about a book that inspired me... A book that I overwelmingly related to, and a book that changed my way of thinking. The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon was exactly that. For some people, me saying this might bring some confusion. Yes, a chick-flick book changed my life!
Firstly, I read this book on my way to New York- finishing the whole thing within my bumpy seven hour flight. Straight away I was hooked, the writing, the plot... everything just works. Maybe it was the fact I was on my way to a new place- like Laura, or maybe it was the fact that at the time of reading this, I too, had a no good boyfriend. But whatever the case, the storyline worked for me.
Without dwelling on my own life, I strongly believe that this book is a must read, especially for teenagers in relationships. Not only is it funny, emotional and dramatic...it teaches a wonderful life lesson: Don't take shit from anyone!
I highly recommend you follow Laura on her wonderful journey of life, heartache, love and strength. It's a perfect holiday book, a perfect guilty pleasure, and a perfect pick me up. Admitidly, it's one of my favourite books to date, and I'm lucky to have read it in a time when I needed it most.