Book: Going Upside Down, by Elise Williams
Genre: “A contemporary travel/romance novel”
Where I got it: Free Kindle download
Length: 347 pages
Briefly, it’s about a British student who accompanies her parents to Australia for a cousin’s wedding, and then stays on to backpack around for a few months. As it says, it’s a cross between a travel book and a light romance.
Comments: I think I may have missed the word “novel” when I downloaded this as a freebie. I was expecting a real-life account of a backpacker’s experience in Australia. No doubt the book is based on some real life experience, but for me the family back-story was a little too far-fetched to take seriously. Nevertheless I enjoyed this as a holiday read – whilst shaking my head in middle-aged fashion at the superficiality of youth :).
Challenges: Ebook reading challenge.
NB: the eagle-eyed reader will notice that my book reviews skip from #29 to #31. That’s because #30 was a book which I reviewed for a work-related professional journal, so will not be mentioning it on this blog. But it counts towards my annual reading statistics.