2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 0 books toward her goal of 39 books.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

REVIEW for Spent

Thank you to the people at Hachette for sending this one along to me!

TITLE: Spent

AUTHOR: Avis Cardella

GENRE: Memoir

RATING: 3 stars

I always admire people who are brave enough to write a story about their misfortunes and I have to give author Avis Cardella her due.

However, I have to say that Spent is not really what I thought it would be. Cardella details her own financial problems in a very honest and down to earth manner but two glaring things occured to me. Firstly, her book is kind of slow moving. The pace of this one could certainly have used some improving. I found the detail way too involved and it made me feel completely disconnected from the author.

The second issue was the course of her life - yes, i do realize that a memoir is about someone else's life - but I found that some of her "experiences" were so far removed from my day to day life that I just could not identify with them or with her.

The author deserves points for writing such a personal story - but to be completely honest, this book just did not engage me all that much

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

You've made me glad I passed on this one!

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