Floating in Saltwater by Barbara Carter (Book Review #1114)

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Floating in saltwater is a memoir about a child’s experience and perspective dealing with dire situations. It is a collection of stories and is staged in three sections beginning with how confusing life is. The book then questions her reason for being and belonging and ends with looking outside the family for guidance and making important decisions.

Each stage is parted by age, and I found this to be particularly interesting. Barbara’s voice, emotions and the things she has to deal with is authentically mentioned and expressed in this memoir.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

While the book’s ending wasn’t exactly what I expected, it was fair and accurate to the story. Barbara is determined to wait, and I understood why. Sometimes we would have to leave home and put our childhood behind to move on and find better things in life.

I recommend this book to those who like to read memoirs and true thought-provoking stories.

Written by Jeyran Main

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