Review by Companion Adedeji -- And Then I Met Margaret

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Review by Companion Adedeji -- And Then I Met Margaret

Post by Companion Adedeji » 02 Feb 2018, 17:55

[Following is a volunteer review of "And Then I Met Margaret" by Rob White.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The book "And Then I Met Margaret" by Rob White is a motivational, inspiring and nonfictitous literary piece. The book follows a chronological order of the author's life from childhood to adulthood. The twenty-one chapters of the book each has its own story. These stories being the personal experiences of the author. These events are narrated to readers in a captivating and engaging manner. From the start of the book, readers meet the teachers and guardians (Gurus), who knowingly and unknowingly have left a mark on the author's life through their actions.

This book has a 'what goes around comes around' thing. Although the author does not meet all the Gurus in the future, but at various points in the life of the author, he seizes the opportunity to share his acquired knowledge to those he meets later in the future. An experience that stuck is 'Craving Lilac Mints', and how what the author learnt was passed on to shape Jose's life for the better.

Something to be commended in the book is the openness with which it was written. It pretty much felt like the author was playing out his life, and it was not even boring. There were vivid descriptions of people and events. The author tells of the good, bad, and the ugly of his life. For instance, when he cheated in an exam or when his wig fell off onstage. This book simply tells us as it is.

The book is also life changing, it deals with everyday life, its temptations and problems. The author has been there, done that. There were problems, ranging from financial pitfalls, indecision, as well as stepping out on one's own. These problems at one point or another, someone close to us or we ourselves face. This book is like learning from another person's mistakes and daring attitude. The myth believed and the stark reality discovered, goes to tell that the societal way of doing things, is not always the right way. It has been learnt that it is most important to always be one's self at all times. Through Margaret, it's been hammered to stop living in one's own bubble.

While reading this book, I spotted five errors of tense, duplication and preposition. However, I still rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book to everyone, those who have a zeal for life, who wants to take fate into their own hands. This book is a do-it-yourself guide.

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Post by kdstrack » 11 Feb 2018, 14:20

I agree that the author was very open about sharing his personal experiences when writing this book. Made me think it was really an autobiography. Great review. Thanks.

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Post by Companion Adedeji » 13 Feb 2018, 17:31

Yes. It is really an autobiography. Thank you for stopping by.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 13 Feb 2018, 22:15

I liked your review. I agree that the pay-it-forward aspect was really interesting. Rob often had the opportunity to see his lessons positively affect others. I didn't like the book quite as much as you did but I appreciated many elements. Thanks for the review.
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Post by The BookWorm Nagham » 17 Feb 2018, 04:37

You're right, Rob White was totally open and honest with us. He shared his ups and downs, he didn't cover the parts where he was wrong and I think this shows us how far he evolved and that he's able to know where he was in fault. He didn't sugarcoat his chapters and made himself look perfect. And I admire him for that. I'm glad you liked the book as much as I did. Check out my review if you like. Keep Writing!

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Post by Companion Adedeji » 18 Feb 2018, 18:05

Thank you for your observations. Eva and The Bookworm.

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