Getting Rooted in New Zealand


Title: Getting Rooted in New Zealand
Author: Jamie Baywood
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date: May 5, 2013
ISBN: 9781482601909
Number of Pages: 189
How I Got It: From author
Format: Kindle 

Goodreads Summary: 
Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country’s population has 100,000 fewer men.

In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs.

It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.


My Review:
After telling multiple interviewers how much she wants to stay in New Zealand and put down roots, author Jamie Baywood learns that rooting has a different definition in New Zealand. Many more language mix-ups and dating fiascos keep a reader laughing through this fun and relatable novel. Baywood tells stories of her crazy co-workers, crappy living conditions, and puzzling temp jobs in a diary entry style of writing that will crack you up. As most twenty year olds remember, the frustration at this point in your life is that you have no idea where your life will take you. Whether talking about bugs, McBrothels, or visas, Baywood shares her hilarious stories of being a 20 something Californian trying to figure out daily life in New Zealand. This is a great silly and giggly read. 
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

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