Book Title:The Time Of My Life
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Dear Lucy Silchester, You have an appointment for Monday 27th July 2011. Yours sincerely Life.
Lucy Silchester has received an appointment card. Actually, she’s been invited along a few times to this appointment, but she keeps brushing the gold embossed envelope under the shag pile carpet. She’s taken her eye off the ball and has busied herself with work (a job she doesn’t love), helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, seeing her family and devoting her time to their life dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment that she can’t miss. And she can’t escape it either. Her Life is about to catch up with her in the most surreal of ways.
I had a hard time wrapping my mind around this LIFE person.The details aren’t all worked out. He magically shows up like a therapist who can read your mind, and your friends minds? But he is JUST like you, a comparison to a broken bone and an x-ray is made in the book.
Regardless of my confusion, this book was a fun read, but very through provoking. I can relate to Lucy’s reaction to avoid people. She buries herself in her safe little flat, not letting anyone in. I think that she is in a place in her life that major decisions need to be made. Not what to major in school kind of decision, but What Makes Me Happy type of decisions. I feel like this is a topic that has been discussed a lot in MY life as well.
A page I marked to re-read (which is saying something. I don’t mark or bend corners AT ALL) was when life was asking Lucy what she wanted to do with her life.
“You’ve clearly lived your life to the fullest and there’s nothing left to do and now its time for you to stop. You might as well die”
“Regardless of what you say, or how much you lie, you are not happy with where you are right now, and when I ask you what you want, anything in the whole entire world, no holds barred, you say winning money and buying stuff… Which I think is sad.”
So, all in all, The Time Of My Life was an easy book to get through, but not necessarily a light and fluffy book. If you liked Sophie Kinsella’s books, you would like this. The author also wrote P.S. I Love You. So its a familiar writing style, if you enjoyed that.