Book Review: Getting Rooted in New Zealand

Posted November 20, 2013 by Kathy in 3 Stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review:  Getting Rooted in New ZealandGetting Rooted in New Zealand by Jamie Baywood
Published by Self Published Genres: Memoir
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Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country's population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.

 

My Review

I was provided a copy from the author for an honest review.

I have to admit that this was my first time reading a memoir.   But once I read the synopsis I took a chance because I thought this would be a fun read.  I’m not brave enough to pack up and go to a country alone, so it was interesting to read Jamie’s adventures.  This is written in a diary form, which took me a while to get used to reading. This was based on her emails and recollections which ranged from long passages to sometimes to just a couple sentences, so the jumping around did make it more interesting for me.  And it was funny to read the differences of the culture and language that Jamie had to adjust to, and all the different people she met.  This is a new genre for me, so that is probably why I didn’t enjoy this as much as the other readers.

But if you are a fan of memoirs and looking for a quick and easy read, then you should check this out.

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