Rating : 4.5 stars
Read : 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition (ARC)
“’ Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Do something every day that scares you. “Continue to push yourself to do those things that scare you, darling. Take those risks and see where you land, for they are the very things that make this journey worthwhile.”’
Have you ever written a life list?
Put down your wishes and dreams, from silly ones that seem crucial at that point, to the ones you think are far fetched but somehow still hope it will come true...
And perhaps you put that list, in a drawer, lost in a book or simply forgotten..or your the ones that keep it close to your heart and try to not let go.
Brett just lost her mother and she feels her entire world is upside down.
And it will turn even more when she hears her mother's final wish, not for her to become the CEO of the company but to fulfill her long lost life list. The one she wrote when she was 14...
My life Goals:
1. Have a baby, maybe two
2. Kiss Nick Nicol
3.Make the cheerleading squad
4. Earn straight A’s
5. Ski the Alps
6. Get a dog
7. Answer correctly when Sister Rose calls on me and I’m talking to Carrie
8. Go to Paris
9.Stay friends with Carrie Newsome forever!
10. Go to Northwestern
11. Be super friendly and nice
12. Help poor people
13. Have a really cool house
14. Buy a horse
15. Run with bull
16. Learn French
17. Fall in love
18. Perform live, on a super big stage
19. Have a good relationship with my dad
20. Be an awesome teacher!
Brett thought she had her life all figured out but this last "demand" of her mom, makes her took a really good look at her life and realize that it's never to late to take a leap and chase her dreams.
I really LOVED this story, it's just such a heartwarming and emotional story. And well, i do LOVE books that take you in a journey, especially one of self-discovery like this one, you see how our heroine "grows" and how the interacts she have with others do change their lives too, not only her own. Anyway, The Life List, is especially a story of love...in it's many forms but especially between a mother and a daughter. The bond between Elizabeth and Brett was just so beautiful to read, and i admit i laughed and cried with it.
Loved it, Loved it!!
I wont tell much more, because I don't want to spoil anyone experience while reading this book, i'll just say that I highly recommend it and it's definitely on my favorites!
And well, just go find your old life list or make a new one...and just dream and fight for them to become real.