Older (Book Review)

Author: Pamela Redmond

Genre: Contemporary fiction.

Published Date: August 25, 2020

Pages: 305

Synopsis: 

“The best thing about getting older is that you finally get to be yourself”

Liza Miller, adorable, funny, lively, amazing, independent lady who is an incredible author of “Younger” is still confused and kinda stuck between her choices and responsibilities, dreams and realities. 

Obviously, Not without a reason.

Liza’s life takes a twist and turn when her friend Kelsey wants her book to turn into a TV show which is picked up by a major television network already. 

Not Enough! New york or Los Angeles? Romance or Commitment? Younger or Older? 

Older is her journey from leaving many things back as well as her boyfriend Josh, her pregnant daughter, her best friend Maggie to start over a new career, new life with new people that is also when she is going to turn 50. 

This book is the sequel to the novel Younger which is now a popular TV series from the creator of Sex and the city starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff.

What I liked:

I should mention this thing that Liza changed my stereotype mindset about getting old especially when you are a woman. I was stuck in my mind that if anyone is getting old crossing 40 then 50, they have no life for themselves. All they have to do is take care of their children then grandchildren, stay home and rest, no parties and wearing fancy clothes, no meetings with fancy people. 

Why not?

At the age of 50, if they can breathe and the heart can beat, they can live their life the way they want. There is no age barrier in dreaming, having ambition and a fancy career, making love and flying free. 

I loved Liza Miller. I could imagine her doing all those crazy things she did and I genuinely enjoyed her character a lot. She decided to live her life the way she wants and not the way her daughter or anybody else wants.

All characters were well-rounded and kept me engaged till the end.

Liza’s friendship with her best friend Maggie, then with Kelsey made me feel envious. Again her bonding with her publisher Mrs. Whitney was heart melting. 

I always love to read stories about authors and books, and this book gave me a beautiful experience of the journey of an author from turning her popular book into TV series. And the best thing when that popular TV series already exists. 

What else I enjoyed is Hugo fielding’s character and Liza falling in love with him which she can’t even express. 

Last but not the least, I must praise the writing style of the author. I never felt lost but always connected. It was a happy read for me. 

What I didn’t like: 

There is nothing specific that I can complain about the book.

As I felt so connected to Liza, I will tell one thing about her which annoyed me a lot, that is she was switching her phone off when the situation was getting worse or she was in a bad mood. 

Recommendation: 

Yes, definitely!  You will not put it down once you pick it.

If you are looking for a light and fun read or you are a Younger(TV Series) fan then you will love it.

You can’t expect it to be an exceptionally romantic novel where two people are only loving each other and getting close and apart and then again close. It’s a tidbit of family drama and humor.  After reading this book, I will put it in the woman fiction category as well.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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