Review: Someone Else's Bucket List by Amy T Matthews
As I stated at the beginning of my review, this one is an emotional roller coaster. A reader would have to have a heart of stone not to feel something for Jodie and the situation in which she has been placed. It is interesting watching as the story plays out--I found myself watching as Jodie made the best of things and grew as a person, while feeling disgusted at the corporate greed and the exploitive nature of their sponsorship. The author gives an interesting glimpse into the life of an influencer and how things are manufactured to appear a certain way online. My only real grumbles about this one is that when I opened the novel, I didn't realise that it would be set in the United States (the author lives in my hometown, Adelaide, and I may have tricked myself into believing that I was getting something set in Australia). The first hundred or so pages are extremely sad. Overall though, the novel offers an original concept that is fitting for the times we live in.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my copy of Someone Else’s Bucket List.