BOOK REVIEW HIGH MOMENTS BY SARA-ELLA OZBEK

January 01, 2016 at 9:02AM

NY RESOLUTIONS – THE PLAN
Exercise 6 times a week
Have sex once a month min. (counts as exercise)
Move out of home TO LONDON (career??)
Make more friends
Be better

New Year’s Day is the ultimate cliché for Scarlett:

hangover, check
feeling weepy, check
broken sense of self, check check check

She is in her twenties, stuck living at home in small-town Topsham with an academic mother who has no time for pep-talks or consolation. The one saving grace is that her friend, Billie, still works at the pub down the road, but even the pub is losing its appeal.

Feeling desperate to do something with her life and with no real plan (but the mother of all hangovers), Scarlett picks up her stuff and moves to London. But moving isn’t a miracle cure and she ends up facing exactly the same problems she was desperate to escape.

In the search for ‘her path’, Scarlett is offered an internship at a fashion agency. This might not be her dream job but her mother is disgusted. So she takes it. This is her first step to becoming something but it is also her first step to becoming someone else. Each terrible decision she makes leads to another and her life begins to spiral.

But people are starting to know her; she is starting to become someone. And surely it’s better to be someone – even if it’s someone you hate?

Firstly a big thank you to sj and the team at Simon and Schuster for my copy. This is a debut and an excellent one at that,so look out for this pop of colour on the bookshelves!

Thr storyline was quite fitting to read at beginning of a new year.

Funny fresh and a lot of oh no wtf moments as she gets herself into some right pickles. This was so refreshing to read because lets face it it makes us feel better about our misdemeanors.

Modern and life affirming. Incredibly funny and a great insight into a world im not likely to festure in. This is the beauty of books as they transport you to different places

Perfect holiday read or anytime to give you a sense of belonging

Published 28th may

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