A great portrayal of personal growth and grabbing hold of life and making what you want it to be.
Setting: Modern day, New York City
Sexual Themes: light themes and discussions
Recommendation: This is a light and easy read filled with quirky characters, lovable jerks and easy to relate with parents and friends. Anyone looking for a beach read, cuddled up in bed read, or a casual keep in your bag read will love experiencing Katrina grow and emerge into Kat.
Luckily for us as the reader, Katrina chooses to continue with her planned adventure and she's off to NYC where we get to witness one of the most well written character development arcs I've read in quite a long time. Katrina slowly morphs from the uptight woman we are introduced to into another version of herself, Kat, a much more confidant, dream-driven individual who learns to enjoy the life around her. Kat's metamorphosis is not a smooth and straight one, she encounters bumps and gets a few bruises along the way, but with a little trust in herself and her friends along the way, I was delighted with where she ended up at the end of the story.
New York was the perfect setting for this novel and reading of all the places Kat travels and the sights she sees, anyone having visited NYC can't help but be swept away with the feelings and emotions that Kat goes through. Her daily coffee shop, reminded me of mine and the locations she visits are described with enough detail to make a non-native want to plan a trip and experience what she did.
Side note on book quality: This book was delightful to read also because of its wonderful craftsmanship. The paper was a thicker quality with a clean crisp font, and the cover was simple, easy to read and made of a deliciously soft matte material.