Book review : Twenty Two Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning by Allison Trowbridge (@alliebridge ) is a compilation of personal letters written by Allie to a fictional college student named Ashley, to whom she usually refers as Ash. Throughout her correspondence, she provides advice and counsel regarding a diverse range of topics that usually concern young women, such as identity, friendship, beauty, vocation and dreams, as well as hopes and fears to what awaits them in the future years. Bittersweet at times, but yet truthful and offering an optimistic approach to life. The style is endearing and the tone is conversational, friendly and honest.
I really liked how Allie constantly shared her personal experience, when delivering her messages, making her text highly approachable and relatable in many aspects. In my case, I was often surprised by the striking similarity between her anecdotes and mine. From childhood memories to personal preferences and aspirations, as well as obstacles that have come across our paths. Being 17 myself, I consider the author did an admirable job, providing guidance to young woman searching for meaning in their journey into adulthood. Each of her letters is filled with life lessons and content which readers can reflect upon. A truly inspiring book.
Overall, I rate it 4/5 stars and believe it would be a perfect gift not only for young women, but women in general. A massive thank you to @nelsonbooks@thomasnelson & @ellecomm for sending me this wonderful book! x
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