A Book Review Of: Getting Rooted in New Zealand
By: Jamie Baywood
Publication Date: April 2013
Genre: Travel Memoir
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* I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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.
I found the author to have an interesting, quirky voice. The story was amusing and I liked how she described all the "different" people she met.She certainly got into some unusual predicaments. However, I did find the shifts in the story abrupt at times and wished she wouldn't have focused on wanting to find a guy so much when she moved away to get away from dating. But mostly it made me giggle a lot.I also thought the cover was beautifully done. So...it's a:
About the Author:
Jamie Baywood grew up in Petaluma, California. In 2010, she made the most impulsive decision of her life by moving to New Zealand. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is her first book about her experiences there.
Jamie is now married and living happily ever after in the United Kingdom. She is working on her second book.