I had never heard of this book before WORD recommended it to me, but oooooooooh my gosh, do I love it now. I gave it five stars on Goodreads.
It’s about a young lady named Esther who graduates college and can’t find a job, so she moves back home until she gets it together. Eventually, her parents voluntell her to start babysitting for a family friend, which (like most twentysomethings) she feels uniquely unqualified to do, at least for a little bit.
Ultimately, I think this book is about Esther learning to see life as it really is, not the fairy-tale she’s imagined it to be. But in a way that isn’t completely depressing? If that makes sense? Like, there’s romance, but not. There’s friendship, but also not really. Esther seems to have found some balance by the end of the book, but the ending doesn’t leave her with any Life Direction. The story here is very much about her figuring out what type of person she wants to be and the kinds of people she wants to have in her life. I don’t have any other words for the book, I just think it’s great. (It’s also suuuper short, I read the whole thing in a couple hours. I would’ve been okay with another two hundred pages.)