The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern is a funny, yet touching book about what matters in life. Sometimes with everything going in life, you forget about the basics, but books like this help you to remember those simple, yet important life lessons.
"Dear Lucy Silchester, You have an appointment for Monday, May 30, 2011. Yours sincerely, Life."
Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this appointment card and sweeping the envelope under the rug. Literally. Instead, she has busied herself with work (a job she doesn't love), helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, seeing her family, and devoting her time to their life dramas. But she's stuck in a rut and deluding everyone. Only Lucy knows the real truth.
Then one day life shows up at her door, in the form of a rather run-down man in an old suit, who is determined to bring about change. Life follows Lucy everywhere—the office, bars—meets her flabbergasted friends, and won't let Lucy off the hook. What she learns in the process is that some of the choices she's made, and stories she's told, aren't what they seem either. Now her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory . . . unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her.” – The Time of My Life
The Time of My Life features a character by the name of Lucy, who is just your average girl who is living an ordinary life. Nothing is wrong with her, and she is just fine. How many times have all of us said that we are “fine” when really, deep down, we aren’t? Life comes and breaks Lucy out of her ordinary existence, and makes her realize that the life she has been living isn’t what she really wants out of life.
This is a funny and lighthearted book with a big message to everyone who reads it. Reading about Lucy’s life, it makes us reflect on our own lives, and realize that the really important things that sometimes get pushed under the rug really do matter.
I enjoyed reading this book. It is a good moral story with a twist of the magical, which I am always fond of. I definitely recommend it to everyone who needs a reminder of some important life lessons.
* Thank you to the publisher of The Time of My Life, William Morrow, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.