Review by Charlie19 -- Bluewater Walkabout by Tina Dreffin

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Review by Charlie19 -- Bluewater Walkabout by Tina Dreffin

Post by Charlie19 » 17 Jul 2019, 05:04

[Following is a volunteer review of "Bluewater Walkabout" by Tina Dreffin.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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They say, “those who wander are lost,” but Dreffin proved it wrong. She might have a different life, different adventure and different vision, but it doesn't mean she understood life differently. The only difference maybe, is that unlike some people, she knows exactly what she wants and how to get it.

Bluewater Walkabout by Tina Dreffin shows us how unique life could be. The book centers on their journey through the beautiful coast of Africa. She, together with her family created one of the most unforgettable moments of their lives. It may sound difficult, it is not enough to scare them. Tina insight fully narrates their unique memories, events, and difficulties they encountered. As the story goes, the thrill increases as they fight their lives on the wild side of the ocean.

Every book leaves us different lessons in life, and Bluewater Wakabout is no exception. Tightening family relationship, being there for one another, looking after the people you love, facing your fears, and listening to the beat of your heart are some heartfelt lessons I got from reading the book.

Though the author starts the story using flashback, she somehow relates it to the current happenings so that the reader won't be confused. Personally, I liked that writing style because it is unique and fun. It makes me think that I am solving a puzzle or trying to get out of a maze. The entertainment is there, my imagination starts to wonder. Dreffin is a great storyteller, I felt what they felt. She took me to her world through her book. I am impressed, it's not like any other memoir. Another factor which made me like the book is the content itself, I am an adventurer myself and I adore the ocean. However, unlike Dreffin I haven't had the guts to live on the ocean. Albeit my heart wants to be there, my mind doesn't seem to cooperate.

Because of its extraordinary savor, it best suits for anyone who loves reading. It's violence free and packed with excitement. Anyone could love the book especially those who enjoy family, thrill, and adventure themed books. So far, I enjoyed the book, my rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by briellejee » 19 Jul 2019, 01:06

I sampled this book but the writing style wasn't for me. Glad that you liked it though. Nice review as well! :tiphat:
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Post by Nerea » 19 Jul 2019, 01:41

I enjoyed reading the book too. And after finishing reading the book I concluded that Tina is an excellent travel writer. You did great in your review. Congratulations.
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Post by Charlie19 » 20 Jul 2019, 04:16

briellejee wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 01:06
I sampled this book but the writing style wasn't for me. Glad that you liked it though. Nice review as well! :tiphat:
thanks dear, every book has it's own character..i hope you find the right one for you

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Post by Charlie19 » 20 Jul 2019, 04:17

Nerea wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 01:41
I enjoyed reading the book too. And after finishing reading the book I concluded that Tina is an excellent travel writer. You did great in your review. Congratulations.
Yeah, same here..I am glad to have the same feeling with you..thanks

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Post by Smrithy » 26 Jul 2019, 00:10

The title of the book is attractive. And from your review it ws evident that the way of writing is unique. By the way excellent review.
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Post by Dic45ta » 26 Jul 2019, 02:55

Great review, I think it will be a great comprehensive book even for kids.
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Post by juliusotieno02 » 26 Jul 2019, 06:18

The exploitation of the coast of Africa sounds adventurous. i love adventure novels and i think this will be a great pick. thanks for the review.
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Post by Prisallen » 27 Jul 2019, 08:39

I love to travel, so this book seems like one I would appreciate. I enjoyed reading your review!

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Post by unamilagra » 27 Jul 2019, 16:52

I love adventure memoirs, and this sounds like a great one. Beautiful review!

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 28 Jul 2019, 11:46

I have read this book. One thing I like that it's very different from typical memoirs. You just feel that you are watching her family adventure . Tina very skillfully narrated her experiences. Great review!
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Post by Charlie19 » 29 Jul 2019, 00:36

Smrithy wrote:
26 Jul 2019, 00:10
The title of the book is attractive. And from your review it ws evident that the way of writing is unique. By the way excellent review.
Thanks dear. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Post by Charlie19 » 29 Jul 2019, 00:38

Dic45ta wrote:
26 Jul 2019, 02:55
Great review, I think it will be a great comprehensive book even for kids.
That's right but that depends if their parents allow them to read slight vulgar content.

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Post by Charlie19 » 29 Jul 2019, 00:39

juliusotieno02 wrote:
26 Jul 2019, 06:18
The exploitation of the coast of Africa sounds adventurous. i love adventure novels and i think this will be a great pick. thanks for the review.
Sure it will be. Try for yourself :)

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Post by Charlie19 » 29 Jul 2019, 00:41

Sarah Tariq wrote:
28 Jul 2019, 11:46
I have read this book. One thing I like that it's very different from typical memoirs. You just feel that you are watching her family adventure . Tina very skillfully narrated her experiences. Great review!
That is right. I agree with you.

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