Hi, y'all! Popping onto the blog today to share with you a book I recently read and reviewed. Here we go...
In Bloom written by Kayla Aimee encourages the reader to trade their insecurities for God's confidence that cannot waver based on what people think or say about you.
First, let me just say that Kayla's writing style is unique to anything I've really read before. She's witty, funny, and sarcastic in a way that makes you laugh alongside every story she shares. She's relatable and does share many encouraging thoughts throughout her funny stories and tales of motherhood and growing up. I personally enjoyed her stories of her little girl the best.
Although funny, sometimes her bunny trails of sarcasm could leave me confused simply because I didn't understand some of the people or culture she was referring to. I got the basic gist of what she was saying though so I still enjoyed it. Heads up, there was a reference to Harry Potter two or three times (basically just a quote and then a brief mention of it), which I was not a fan of. I understand that lots of Christians watch Harry Potter (and if you are one of them, please do not think I am judging you in any way at all), but I personally don't agree with it and because of that I wished those parts had been left out of the book.
I really wouldn't recommend this book for younger teenagers/kids, simply because of some of the mature things she talked about.
However, if you're struggling with insecurity and looking for someone to encourage you in God-confidence, this book really was great overall. I applaud Kayla for sharing her unique voice in her writing and being herself, regardless of how she may be received by her readers. That's unique, as I've said before, and something this world greatly lacks.
If you're interested in checking out the book, view it on Amazon below. :)
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*