I wasn’t sure whether to expect more of an actual story, or more of a cognitive psychology type text…this book is somehow both…it’s like an entertaining way to understand how to improve the quality of your life. The narrative is beautifully written, every description thoughtful and bursting with stunning imagery. The story moves at a fast enough pace to keep the reader interested in what’s next, yet doesn’t overwhelm with unnecessary details or moot plot events. I read it in 3 sittings and enjoyed the buildup of the beginning, the page-turner middle, and the culmination at the end. I loved the protagonist’s journal entries — they gracefully invite the reader to consider applying what the characters learned to their own life. The approach of illustrating through a story is less “do this, do that” and instead creates a compassionate space for the reader to discover honest introspection. It would be a challenge to try to read it only for the story and not come away with an empowering, deeper understanding of your own life.