Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Paper Airplane by Kersten L. Kelly (A Review)

Monday, 23 September 2013

Paper Airplane by Kersten L. Kelly (A Review)

Goodreads Summary:
In this tumultuous, distinctive memoir, Kersten L. Kelly looks back on the most influential individuals that she encountered while flying through the clouds. Confined in a small vestibule for hours, Kelly identified an opportunity for learning and growth by chatting with the fellow passengers around her. After a few life changing conversations and unforgettable emergencies, she put the in-flight magazines to rest and never looked back. She recalls life lessons from perfect strangers about love, family, perseverance of dreams, and humility through a series of brief anecdotes all taking place on airplanes. Selfless philanthropy was discovered, long-term friendships bonded, and talents unveiled. The book proves the phrase “you never know what you will learn on an airplane” over and over again. Every chapter will capture the mind and sometimes the heart of anyone who jumps into this collection of humanity at its best. The personalities present in this book assimilate with the intrinsic characteristics all readers can relate to. With a raw authenticity stemming from old notes in a ragged journal, Kelly delivers a personal reflection of unique tales from a mile high.

My review:

A mixture of tales, linked together by people met on an airplane.

There were an interesting mixture of tales in this book; some of which I found very enjoyable, others less so. Each of them was different and special in its own way.

Each story had a clear moral. Unfortunately these were overstated in places, expressly repeated in case the reader missed them within the telling.

I very much enjoyed getting to know the people within each tale. Each personality was unique, and this reflected how they told their story. Their individual characters came across really well.

Remove the intros and prologue, rewrite a little and this would be a fantastic book. It shows great promise. As it is, it would make an interesting read during a plane journey

I was provided with a digital version of this book to review.

Action Readers' Action: 
Consider those around you. Take some time to talk to them and learn their stories
What's the most interesting experience you've ever had on a plane?

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