Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning

Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning

by Allison Trowbridge

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Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Riv69 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy for review but all my thoughts are 100% my own. I wish I could have picked this book up without having to write a review immediately because of the way it was structured. Twenty-Two is composed of twenty-two letters from the author to a fictional college student named Ash where the author serves as a mentor to the girl throughout her four years of college. I picked this up because I was drawn by a desire to have a mentor-life figure in my life and I really enjoyed the laid back style of the writing - it's almost as if the reader was Ash because everything was so intimate. Just by picking up this book, I was immediately struck by so many phrases that resonated with me and my experience as a freshman and I had just read the first chapter. There are so many beautiful quotes throughout the novel and great life teachings that I think are really important for everyone to hear regarding different aspects of college life. After reading the first couple of chapters, I already had so many post-its marking special phrases that I knew I wanted to journal on and reflect on later and that just continued throughout the book. There really isn't an exact way to "review" this book because I think it'll speak to everyone differently based on their experiences but it really impacted my understanding of college and it's something that I will definitely reference in the future throughout the years. Find more reviews at Le Petit Photograph
CisnerosCafe More than 1 year ago
Written in letters which are formatted more into sections than actual letters, Trowbridge lends advice to a fictional character named Ash. The reader doesn't encounter Ash's response to Allison throughout the book. We only read Allison's view and well-meaning guidance. Her advice is informed by her own experiences in college. Trowbridge states this is the book she wanted to read when she was twenty-two. Ash is every young woman who identifies with the character - going off to college, making her way through reality, and searching for more than what is presented to her. She is open and ready to receive. I couldn't relate to Twenty-Two. I needed a different kind of advice when I finally made it through college. I enjoyed engaging with the pages as I gear up to see my teenager through her senior year in high school. I gleaned some beautiful advice from the "Last Pick" section/letter: "Being the outsider cracked the soul of my world, and into those deep crevices I felt God pouring the fertile seeds of empathy. One day those seeds would blossom into greater faith - a faith put into practice as I learned to love others in the ways I wanted to be loved" (Trowbridge, 138). I recommend this book to young women going into their senior year of high school or are college bound. It is not bound in scripture but does have a few inspirational ones. I appreciated that. Twenty-Two makes a nice graduation gift.
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
Twenty Two By ALLISON TROWBRIDGE Letter to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning This book fully of a wonderful story with compelling to read and inspire me in a lot of a great story with a sense of mission and passion to live more fully as a young woman embark on their own remarkable journeys and sharing us with the world of Twenty Two is a fantastic and amazing time in all own life that we all have or we will have too. This book is full of the story and the mild of moment of emotion that we all had been through this will be a timeless guide to life and love, grief and celebration that lunges at you both the spirit of Plato and flashes of uncommon wisdom that also will encourage for all of the age. This book is reminding and pull me out of the time I was had been passed or you will passed for trust and adventure or confuse in life, love and laugh with friend. We are search for wisdom, direction and the heart of a trusted of friend. This book will be a guide or a back up that will make you love every page. I highly recommend to everyone and every age must to read this book. " I received this book free from The BookLook Bloggers program for this review "
OakTreeReviews More than 1 year ago
Sometimes it’s hard to be a young adult in your twenties. You might need to make life-altering decisions and forge a new path for yourself. Or you might need to deal with issues that didn’t concern you in your teens. Allison Trowbridge’s book Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning addresses these young adult years, discussing topics such as dreams and calling, seasons of life, friendship, love and relationships, vocation, beauty, injustice, fear, wanderlust, belief, perfection and failing, and so much more. I inititally shied away from reading the book because I wondered if it would be geared specifically for 22-year-olds, perhaps those who are newly out of college and ready to enter the next step of their lives. But the book is applicable for people in their early or late twenties (and maybe even early thirties), and would be good for young women as well as young men. Trowbridge does not tell people how to live, but rather uses her own experiences to show how one can overcome obstacles in their lives. The author certainly gives sound, practical advice to her readers. *I received this book for review*