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Official Review: Life of ups and downs by Walker

Post by klbradley » 28 Nov 2017, 16:22

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Life of ups and downs" by Walker.]
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1 out of 4 stars
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We all face challenges in our lives, clearly that is a given. However, it's the way we adapt to these challenges that makes one stand out from the others. In Life of Ups and Downs, written by Walker and published in April 2017, we are introduced to a young woman who has faced numerous life-altering challenges that she knows could either break her, or lift her to higher expectations for herself.

Young Kelly has had to learn to deal with grief in one of the hardest ways imaginable after losing both of her parents within a short time frame. From there, she is sent to a Catholic boarding school where she has to learn her way to making friends, all the while, adapting to being the only orphan at the school. She is traumatized from a bad business partner experience, where she is ruefully taken advantage of, as well as consistently talked down to by her business partners.

Just when Kelly hits a dark space in her life and can't seem to find an exit, she turns to an online dating website to escape her reality. After a few strange instances, Kelly meets Taylor, a handsome man who she thought she could imagine a future with. Although they spent numerous hours talking on the phone during their long-distance relationship, Kelly and Taylor agreed it would be nice to finally meet in person. Upon meeting Taylor, Kelly quickly realized that he wasn’t as polite and sincere as he had been online and on the phone, which lead to another heartbreak that she wasn’t sure how to take. Kelly knew she could either allow life to keep handing her lemons, or she could turn the other cheek and find a way to form her own happiness.

Life of Ups and Downs is all about the journey to find your own happiness and what it takes for realization to kick in and show you how you should experience life, with or without the support of others. The title of the book was very fitting, as the story clearly resolved around the ups and downs that follow us through life. The themes expressed within the story included grief, happiness, self-recognition and personal development.

I had a hard time getting into the story, mainly because I didn’t feel that it was genuine. My issues here could stem from the story being under 50 pages, which left numerous sections feeling rushed and with little to no dept. I felt as though a story about devastation and a self-discovery journey should be one that is well-developed with genuine feelings attached. There were also numerous grammar and spelling errors throughout the story, which were even more noticeable due to the short length of the story. The biggest grammatical errors I came across had to do with the verb tense used. There were also several spelling errors found, including “unmarred” rather than “unmarried,” and “imagen” rather than “imagine.” The characters in the story were not memorable, and I actually did not even learn the name of the narrator/main character until nearly the end of the story. Due to the numerous errors found within the story and the under-developed plot, I rate Life of Ups and Downs 1 out of 4 stars.

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Post by kandscreeley » 04 Dec 2017, 08:33

It sounds like the author has been through quite a bit. Like you, though, it sounds like 50 pages is much too short to really expound on her story. Too bad. Thanks for the review. I think I'll pass for now.
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Post by klbradley » 04 Dec 2017, 08:45

Thank you for checking it out!
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Post by Miriam Molina » 04 Dec 2017, 21:22

Fifty pages is not enough to explore all the challenges in Kelly's life. I wonder why the book is too short. I don't think it's for lack of material.

I hope the author can still salvage the book, though.

Thanks for the frank review, Klbradley!

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Post by VanessaAisel » 05 Dec 2017, 00:15

Sad that the story is so underdeveloped, the concept could make a great book with a bit more effort! Thanks for your review!
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Post by klbradley » 05 Dec 2017, 03:23

With elaboration, I think the author could revive the story. Thank you for checking it out!
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 05 Dec 2017, 08:47

For a topic as such the story should be genuine or self experience one will be more befitting. According to the reviewer's review I would pass this because I would prefer to know what and how she dealt with her problem rather than be stuck with grammar issues.

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Post by klbradley » 05 Dec 2017, 08:49

Thank you for checking it out!
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 05 Dec 2017, 08:53

klbradley wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 08:49
Thank you for checking it out!
You are welcome 😊
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Post by Tonia76 » 05 Dec 2017, 17:17

I love the book it was really she did a real good job on eritting this book [/b]
klbradley wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 16:22
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Life of ups and downs" by Walker.]
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1 out of 4 stars
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We all face challenges in our lives, clearly that is a given. However, it's the way we adapt to these challenges that makes one stand out from the others. In Life of Ups and Downs, written by Walker and published in April 2017, we are introduced to a young woman who has faced numerous life-altering challenges that she knows could either break her, or lift her to higher expectations for herself.

Young Kelly has had to learn to deal with grief in one of the hardest ways imaginable after losing both of her parents within a short time frame. From there, she is sent to a Catholic boarding school where she has to learn her way to making friends, all the while, adapting to being the only orphan at the school. She is traumatized from a bad business partner experience, where she is ruefully taken advantage of, as well as consistently talked down to by her business partners.

Just when Kelly hits a dark space in her life and can't seem to find an exit, she turns to an online dating website to escape her reality. After a few strange instances, Kelly meets Taylor, a handsome man who she thought she could imagine a future with. Although they spent numerous hours talking on the phone during their long-distance relationship, Kelly and Taylor agreed it would be nice to finally meet in person. Upon meeting Taylor, Kelly quickly realized that he wasn’t as polite and sincere as he had been online and on the phone, which lead to another heartbreak that she wasn’t sure how to take. Kelly knew she could either allow life to keep handing her lemons, or she could turn the other cheek and find a way to form her own happiness.

Life of Ups and Downs is all about the journey to find your own happiness and what it takes for realization to kick in and show you how you should experience life, with or without the support of others. The title of the book was very fitting, as the story clearly resolved around the ups and downs that follow us through life. The themes expressed within the story included grief, happiness, self-recognition and personal development.

I had a hard time getting into the story, mainly because I didn’t feel that it was genuine. My issues here could stem from the story being under 50 pages, which left numerous sections feeling rushed and with little to no dept. I felt as though a story about devastation and a self-discovery journey should be one that is well-developed with genuine feelings attached. There were also numerous grammar and spelling errors throughout the story, which were even more noticeable due to the short length of the story. The biggest grammatical errors I came across had to do with the verb tense used. There were also several spelling errors found, including “unmarred” rather than “unmarried,” and “imagen” rather than “imagine.” The characters in the story were not memorable, and I actually did not even learn the name of the narrator/main character until nearly the end of the story. Due to the numerous errors found within the story and the under-developed plot, I rate Life of Ups and Downs 1 out of 4 stars.

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Post by klbradley » 06 Dec 2017, 00:08

Tonia76 wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 17:17
I love the book it was really she did a real good job on eritting this book [/b]
klbradley wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 16:22
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Life of ups and downs" by Walker.]

We can agree to disagree. 😊
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Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 06 Dec 2017, 03:22

This might be an interesting read to me. As the title suggests, what made us different from others is how we dealt with the 'lemons' that we have to go through in life. Thank you for mentioning few grammar mistakes. Good review, by the way.
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Post by Kelebogile Mbangi » 06 Dec 2017, 03:48

I agree completely! For a book of self-discovery to touch me I need to connect with the character and that is only possible if it is a well-developed book.
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Post by klbradley » 06 Dec 2017, 09:04

Thank you for checking it out!
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Post by inaramid » 06 Dec 2017, 09:42

It seemed like the author really wanted to express something but just rushed through it in a haste to get her message across. That's too bad.

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