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Official Review: A Version of You by April Lee Fields

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "A Version of You" by April Lee Fields.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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A Version of You by April Lee Fields is the detailed chronicle of a spiritual young woman as she travels far from her home in England, learns necessary and universal lessons, and meets a colorful cast of new friends. This narrative shows the development of her relationship with her lover, people from her past, and strangers turned into newfound friends. She deals with the ever-looming character of Death and makes her peace with death’s reality. She has a long journey to discover what love is and how it manifests in her life, and she learns the true value of feminine friendship. Her travels to Asia, Australia, and the United States showcase her development as a young adult trying to find herself.

There are so many positive aspects of this book that it is nearly impossible to choose just one as a favorite. The phrasing and wording April Fields uses in A Version of You are absolutely beautiful. To some the wording may seem a bit dense, but the level of detail and variety of words she uses are absolutely astounding. She captures both visiting and living in completely different cultures in a respectful and meaningful way, and the imagery and metaphors she uses easily reinforce the lessons she learns and imparts to the reader. Each of the relationships that come into her life and eventually fade away touches the heart and allows readers to think about similar people in their own lives. Truly, the book embodies its title, not only showing April but also a version of yourself as she goes on her journey.

The many wonderful parts of this story stand out much more prominently than any negative aspect. In fact, I could only list one thing as negative throughout my entire reading of A Version of You. Occasionally, I found the beautifully-written prose to be too dense to read through easily. At those times, the narrative seemed to get bogged down in explaining each small detail Fields came across; however, this is a minor problem.

I rate A Version of You 4 out of 4 stars. I derived messages of overwhelming beauty and harmony from this book. Each word is purposefully chosen and serves to further draw the reader into the narrative. While sometimes the level of detail may seem heavy, there is joy in reading about the smallest things. In addition, there are very few errors throughout this book, and none of them break the flow of the narrative. I base my rating on all of these aspects of A Version of You.

This book is an excellent read. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys reading true accounts of people’s lives, detailed accounts of someone’s changing emotions and relationships, or logs of people’s travels. However, the story does contain drug and alcohol use, injury, and death; anyone sensitive toward any of these topics should consider reading another book or be prepared before joining April on her journey. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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The cover suggests that this book is in many ways a work of art. I'm glad the story and writing style both live up to this suggestion. Great job on the review, mate!
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Ever_Reading wrote:
09 Jan 2020, 05:57
The cover suggests that this book is in many ways a work of art. I'm glad the story and writing style both live up to this suggestion. Great job on the review, mate!
It certainly is a work of art! Thank you for your comment.

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I'm glad this one is written do well. It sounds like the character guess they quite a process of transformation and learning throughout her life. I think it might be too dense for me, though. Thanks.
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kandscreeley wrote:
09 Jan 2020, 10:25
I'm glad this one is written do well. It sounds like the character guess they quite a process of transformation and learning throughout her life. I think it might be too dense for me, though. Thanks.
She really does go through quite the transformation. Thanks for commenting!

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This sound like a beautiful book that I would enjoy to read. Thanks for the wonderful review!

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Wow, this sounds incredible. Thank you for such a precise and well written review. I might need to read this next.

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SomeoneInTheWorld wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 13:14
This sound like a beautiful book that I would enjoy to read. Thanks for the wonderful review!
Thank you for commenting!

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Jyockel08 wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 15:07
Wow, this sounds incredible. Thank you for such a precise and well written review. I might need to read this next.
Thank you for your comment!

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It does sound to have outstanding attributes, despite the occasionally dense material. Really helpful review, thanks for the honest impressions!

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AvidBibliophile wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 17:19
It does sound to have outstanding attributes, despite the occasionally dense material. Really helpful review, thanks for the honest impressions!
It was a really nice read. Thanks for commenting!

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I considered reading this before, guess I should have after all! Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the lovely review!

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rumik wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 21:47
I considered reading this before, guess I should have after all! Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the lovely review!
Thanks for the comment!

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This is a great book. I enjoyed reading it, it had many positive aspects and I recommend reading it to everyone.

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A book with numerous positive aspects is worth reading. I might consider the book. Thanks for your profound review.
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