“Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning” by Allison Trowbridge
Published: April 4th 2017.
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A collection of 22 letters written by Allison to a fictional character called Ashley that is looking for mentorship . In those, the author shares her experiences, hopes, fears, failures, and victories in order to help the young woman on the harsh path of growing up.
This book is very, very good.
It spoke directly to my heart in more than one occasion. I am profoundly grateful because I feel like I read it at the right time. God used it to tell me that I’m not alone in my struggles.
I needed this, someone ahead of me in life that could connect with my current situation and helped me understand better what I’m going through exactly.
I could relate so much with Allison and the experiences she shared with sweet Ashley. I think one of the most meaningful things to me was that this mentor was not pretending she had life completely figured out. Instead, she recognized that we’re all a work in process, including her.
This is not the kind of book you want to rush through because each chapter has a very unique lesson to teach you. It’s better to go little by little and let truth sink in your soul.
Both our painful and happy memories allow us to reach others, that’s why we must treasure both.
**I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
This is not fair. At all. I have so many favorite quotes in this book. I’ll show only 4 but, trust me, there are way more.
+ “The end is where we start from.”
+ “Most of us are afraid of being seen.”
+ “Sometimes simply showing up is the most meaningful gift we can give.”
+ “We can’t undo our hurts. We can only live beyond them.”ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allison Trowbridge is a writer and social entrepreneur who has spent her career working against human trafficking and modern-day slavery—both through nonprofit and for-profit enterprises.
Allie is a graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara and is currently working on her MBA and British accent at the University of Oxford.