In Five Years – Book Review

The first book that I read post graduation.

This was the first book I chose to read for pleasure after completing my thesis. It was a quick read (only 266 pages) and once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. The book wasn’t exactly what I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be a feel good chick lit type of book but it wasn’t. Overall, I would say it was a good book but because it was short, I didn’t feel like I was able to get to know all the characters in the book.

The book is about a woman, Dannie, that goes through life trying to plan and control every detail in her life after an unexpected tragedy in her life occurs when she was a child. Dannie “survived” that tragedy with the help of her best friend and lives life according plan including getting engaged to her boyfriend and landing a job at the law firm she’s always wanted to work at. On the night she gets engaged, she falls asleep and wakes up 5 years later in an apartment with a man that is not her boyfriend that just proposed.

When she wakes again, she is back in the present but can’t seem to forget the man that was in her dream. Without giving anything away…I will say that I cried a bit and when I got to the end, I was going to get so mad if it ended the way the book made it seem like it was going to end because it seemed wrong. It was a good book, but not the book I was looking for. I wanted something more upbeat. I would give it 3.5 stars and I would recommend reading it since it was such an easy read.

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