4 out of 4 stars
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It's All Good: Times and Events I'd Never Want to Change by Charles Sacchetti is an interesting collection of 27 stories. This author recounts many of his life experiences to us within this novel. He tells us these stories and within them the important lessons he learned through his life. Throughout the stories and trials he faces, we quickly learn that family is more important than anything else. Charles grew up in an Italian-American family who were always hard at work to provide for one another. He shares insightful lessons for the readers that he learns through his journey, as well as a lovely dose of humor. Several of these stories are ones that can warm your heart, and others have the capabilities to bring a tear to your eyes. His stories show us more lessons than just how important family is. You will simply have to read the story to discover the other lessons for your self.
What I liked most is that this collection of stories was a relatively quick, and entertaining read. The stories were not too long, but still held loads of details and highlighted important messages. An example of this is when Charles told the story of his family playing cards. They held bragging rights if they won and critiqued each other’s choices. While there may have been language and shouting used at this point, it was all in good fun. The family would always hug and say goodbye like the insults never happened. This particular story reinforces the meaning that no matter what family will always have your back.
Another story I particularly enjoyed, was the one about spicy peppers. While this story did not particularly have much meaning like the others, I couldn’t help but relate to this as I am Hispanic and enjoy a good amount of spicy goods. I got a little laugh out of this one. Especially when one person bragged about his ability to eat spicy foods and got served one that might have topped the cake.
What I liked least was that the stories were short. While this has its benefits for sure, I almost felt like the stories went by too quickly. I wanted to know more. I wanted more details because the stories were just so enlightening. Granted, they had many details to begin with, the stories went by quickly. I didn’t want them to end. The meanings behind them taught me lessons as well.
I did not notice any grammar errors in my reading. Some points I thought there may have been errors but upon looking back they do not appear to be an issue. This book was exceptionally well-edited.
This novel is definitely aimed towards boomers, as promised in the description. All things considered, I would still recommend it to the younger folk as it gives us a glimpse of what it was like in that day and age. It also taught me a few things I wouldn’t have ever thought of. Overall, the stories were wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed each one. I award this novel with a rating of four out of four stars. There were stories with humor that our younger generation would enjoy, I know I certainly did.
It's All Good: Times and Events I'd Never Want to Change
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