I think that for a lot of people, this book will be quite relatable, but I think I'm just a bit too young to be that audience that can fully grasp the struggles Kate goes through as a mother, wife, and businesswoman. I did enjoy the part of the book that I read, but I just didn't see a clear ending to the plot and wasn't hooked as much by the character-driven story.

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson. Thanks so much to BookSparks for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review, as always, my opinions are my own.

The story follows Kate and her family, consisting of a husband and two teenaged children. While this is technically a sequel/companion novel, I was able to get into it without much backstory on the characters. Basically, the book follows the struggles of Kate's life - getting older, dealing with sexism in the workplace, trying to push back on social norms, taking care of children and parents-in-law.

First of all, I just want to say that while I am DNFing this book, I don't think it is a bad book. And to be honest, there was a part of me that still wanted to keep reading it. But, I could tell from the way it was written that the plot-line would take a backseat to the characters and I struggled with staying hooked with them. I think that a lot of people will really like this book, and if I was a bit older, I would as well. I just needed something more than a character life case study to keep me reading.

This book, however, did have a lot going for it. Kate's sense of humour is really great and I loved her inner monologues. She doesn't shy away from thinking or talking about tricky topics and is extremely self-aware. I think her narration was one of the reasons I was able to read so much of this book because I really enjoyed experiencing her character. The other characters were interesting enough but I really liked Kate.

Overall, I can't really say too much about this book but I do think that it will strike a chord with many, even if it didn't with me.