Blog Tour: How to Throw Your Life Away by Ellie Ellingham

Today I am kicking off the Blog Tour for Laurie Ellingham's latest book, How to Throw Your Life Away, with a review. This is Laurie Ellingham's second book and she has self published it. How to Throw Your Life Away is out this week. Read my thoughts on this fun book here: 

Title: How to Throw Your Life Away
Author: Laurie Ellingham
Published: April 14th 2016

Blurb: Have you ever wondered how much it would take to make you snap? For thirty-two year old Katy Davenport it was the littlest thing... All her boyfriend of five years had to do was answer her question about dinner. Not ignore her. Not continue to watch the football like she didn't exist.

In that moment Katy snaps. One moment of insanity and Katy throws her life away.

The policeman who arrests her laughs. Her best friend cheers. And her anger management counsellor insists on embarrassing her in front of the entire class. For Katy this is just the beginning as she struggles to find her place in a whole new world where her ex-boyfriend refuses to move out of her house, and Katy finds herself snapping again and again. Will Katy be able to control her anger for long enough to pick up the pieces of her life?

*First of all I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review: How to Throw Your Life Away tells the story of Katy, who apparently out of nowhere snaps and hits her boyfriend on the head with the remote control. And I say "apparently" because we soon discover that it wasn't an isolated episode and her life might need a bit of rethinking.

Kate's story is fun and made me giggle more than once, but as the story unfolds, it gets a bit more serious. It's clear that she was no longer happy and fulfilled with her life and those snap moments were the signal she needed to make it better. But you know what they say, to make something better, sometimes it needs to get worse first. Katy has some low moments during the story and finds the support quite unexpectedly in the arms of her anger management counsellor.

I really thought while I was reading the first part of this novel that the story was going to be quite straightforward. But the author managed to surprise me a few times with quite a few unexpected twists, especially on the latest chapters.

I also enjoyed reading about the stories of the secondary characters, from Katy's best friend, to her anger management course mates, they all added to the story with some fun moments and other a bit more serious.

I found the idea behind How to Throw Your Life Away quite original and well executed. It makes for a quick and enjoyable read that I'm sure will surprise you. 

Rating: 4 Stars

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