My (not so) Perfect Life

21/03/2018 0 By tinaadmin

This post was updated on 02/05/18

My not so Perfect Life
Published: 2017-07-13
Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed. OK, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn't really hers. But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren't they? Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie's hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business. Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams - or try to get her job back? Does Demeter - the woman who has everything - actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems. And what's wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway? Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella: "I almost cried with laughter" Daily Mail "Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page" Jenny Colgan "Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it" Jojo Moyes "A superb tale. Five stars!" Heat

I have loved all of Sophie Kinsella's books, so when I saw she had a new one published, I couldn't wait to read it. I describe myself as a recovering perfectionist, so the title hooked me in straight away.

Reason number three why I had to read this new book: I have recently started using Instagram. It is really interesting thinking about how true to life, what you see on Instagram is. I even discovered the hashtag #IRL In real life! So is what you see on Instagram, really what someone's life is like?

The books delves beyond that into the image people portray or even the image you assume about people, isn't always accurate. A well known and appropriate phrase here would be, don't judge a book by its cover. I could relate to both the characters and story lines. I wanted to know what happened to Katie and the other characters and without giving anything away-there were good outcomes all round. This book was a pleasure to pick up and read and I loved the themes running through it. Not forgetting, that no one has a perfect life.