I knew it was a good book just by the quick to impress description and the fact that is was a travel memoir added some bonus points, but I was surprised that when I actually finished I was sad to see that story ending and wanted more! I swear that whoever reads this is going to be impressed with this author's capacity to hang on to her sanity. I would have lost it in the middle of the book! Seriously...
Jamie is 26 and ready for a chance of life. So after learning that in New Zealand she would be able to cure her broken heart over the male population being nearly extinct there. She gave it a chance. What she didn't expect was women that seemed far too miserable over the lack of attention and men who seemed quite too "soft". This gives us an inside look at Jamie Baywood's experience with travelling and fitting in.
I feel invisible for the first time since I grew boobs. No one looks at me. It's like I'm in another dimension.
Let me just say that Jamie Baywood's life is a fantastic comedy but also hard work. I could not stop laughing at the daily inconveniences she had to go trough. Between strange friends and awful apartments she really lived an adventure that is certain to make us laugh our heads off,
but in the middle of that whole weirdness she managed to survive trough it showing us that if you look deep there is some pretty fantastic people to meet wherever you go.
They all went on and on about how much better it is to travel with someone you're in love with or friends with.
I said, "Don't you think I would have traveled with someone if I had the option?"
Thanks for rubbing in my loneliness.
Okay, if an American ever goes to New Z, this book will teach him to watch over what he says. New Zealand is like the naught vocabulary of America because the accent is just that good. You can imagine the very awkward conversations this problem will make in this story, right? And after knowing this, the title of this book is pretty funny!!!
But the book is not all about the fun. Even tough out main girl "Jamie" did like to throw in some pretty amazing remarks at everything. But instead has elements like a bit of romance with some really sweet guy that even tough you know he's taken it won't stop you from swooning!! Sorry Jamie!!
Everything is just simple with Grant, in the best sense of the word. It's just easy to be with him. He has never played any games with me; we have never needed to set any rules or have the talk about where this is going. We're both total dorks and make each other laugh all day.
Jamie Baywood is a new author that is certain to make a difference. I am smitten to her words and if this book was good, I am dying to see what she can do with a story out of her own head!
About the author:
Jamie Baywood grew up in Petaluma, California. In 2010, she made the most impulsive decision of her life by moving to New Zealand. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is her first book about her experiences living there. Jamie is now married and living happily ever after in the United Kingdom. She is working on her second book.