#Review: Are We Nearly There Yet? by Lucy Vine @Lecv @orionbooks @PoppyStimpson #AreWeNearlyThereYet
Release date - 27th June 2019
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - Orion
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she's still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss...
She decides to throw caution to the wind and jets off on a round-the-world adventure to #FindTheFun and find herself. Of course, she's no more likely to find the answer to true happiness on the beach in Thailand than she is at the electric beach in Tooting, but at least in Thailand there's paddleboard yoga.
Can Alice find happiness on her travels? Or is she more likely to lose herself all over again...?
This book is AMAZING!!!!!! Funny, relatable, and with characters that feel like they could be your best friend, ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? by Lucy Vine is the smashing summer read that you have all been waiting for.
Alice turns thirty and her life falls apart. She gets ridiculously drunk at her boring birthday party that her friends have thrown for her and mistakenly texts her boss which means she no longer has a job. She keeps going back to her useless ex, and her best friend in the whole world, Eva, has just announced that she is pregnant so obviously Alice will have to move out of their flat to make room for Eva's brand new world that won't include her anymore. On top of that, her stepdad has taken ill but she doesn't want to deal with that considering she hasn't spoken to him or her mother in years, no matter how hard her brother has tried to get them to reconnect. So, yeah, this birthday isn't exactly starting off well.
But Alice has a plan. She will travel, write one of those blogs that everyone seems crazy for, and find that spiritual enlightenment moment somewhere along the way where she will realise what she wants to do for the rest of her life. First stop is America - let the adventure begin ...
Yes, this book is absolutely hilarious (and I don't say that lightly!) but it is also very real. As Alice travels and meets lots of new people, she is searching for an epiphany moment but it is only when she lets down her guard and faces her problems from her past head on, that she can feel again and move on into her future. There are moments of tenderness and connection, and I really enjoyed getting to know Alice and all of the characters that she comes across along the way. And the laughs are truly one of a kind!!! Alice is a kick-ass woman who doesn't apologise for who she is and when she realises her own self-worth, nothing can stop this strong woman, which is inspiring.
ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? by Lucy Vine is the kind of story that grabs you by the ... (ahem) throat and makes you pay attention and I loved every single second of this wonderful story. I cannot wait to read more from this super-talented author!
Lucy Vine is a freelance journalist based in London, who regularly writes and edits for the likes of Grazia, Heat, Cosmo, Stylist and Marie Claire. She also writes a weekly newsy column for GraziaDaily. Her debut novel Hot Mess was an eBook Number One bestseller.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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