I am so thrilled to be a stop on the #blogtour for Almost Adults today!
The struggle is real but at least they’re all in it together.
Ever managed to kill a succulent after just a few days?
Got seven reminder letters on the kitchen table because you forgot to pay your council tax?
Become a hot mess who’s falling apart because they’ve been broken up with?
Mackie, Edele, Alex and Nat are navigating their chaotic and confusing twenties together. They have jobs and pay their own rent (well, most of them) but don’t know how to bleed radiators, defrost a freezer or test the smoke alarms.
With break-ups to deal with and major decisions to make, life can get messy especially when they’re still trying to get the hang of this ‘being a grown-up’ thing.
Welcome to the joys of being almost adults.
This book is the ultimate millennial guide to female friendship. An homage (if you will) to solidarity and sisterhood; a reflection of camaraderie and unity at its finest. It is emotional yet hilarious, producing tears, both happy and sad, as I devoured the words.
We have Natasha who has just been unceremoniously dumped by her long term boyfriend; Alex who appears to have her life together; straight-laced high achiever Mackie (whose job interview was one of the highlights of the whole book) and the list-making and slightly abrasive Edele.
Its warm and conversational tone makes for an easy and absorbing read and I truly felt as if I was having a night in with the girls and listening to their news as I was turning the pages.
This book is at times, heartfelt, charming, cosy and endearing, and at others it is laugh out loud almost wet yourself funny. Insightful, wise and totally relatable; it really has it all.
I finished this book in two sittings and I LOVED IT. I laughed, I cried, I whooped and I cheered. Almost Adults is one of those books that I will recommend to anyone in need of a good, intelligent laugh. I really can’t wait to see what Ali Pantony offers up next.
Almost Adults will be released in e-book format on 24th June and in paperback on 8th August and you can pre-order it here
My thanks go to Alice King and Ellie Crisp of Ebury Publishing for my invitation to the #blogtour and for my beautiful proof copy in return for my honest opinion.
If you enjoyed my review, please do check out my other posts and also the other stops on the #blogtour (see below).
Until next time!