Twenty-Two by Allison Trowbridge
About the Book: Allison Trowbridge harnesses the power of story in a series of letters to an imagined young woman wrestling with the questions that arise as she stands on the precipice of adulthood.
Our life’s journey is our life’s destination.
Never in history has a young woman had so many options before her, yet never has she had less direction or guidance on what to do with them. A woman at the precipice of adulthood often finds herself with more questions than answers, with more disenchantment than direction. How is she supposed to “lean in” to a successful career while also building deeply meaningful relationships? How can she care for the community around her while simultaneously developing a global mindset and changing the world? How can she be all that she is destined to be without feeling paralyzed by the pressure of so many prospects?
Over the course of twenty-two letters, Trowbridge addresses a wide range of practical issues and ties them to larger concerns such as identity, loss, social impact as a lifestyle, wisdom in the ordinary moments, and the profound way God’s work is realized in how we live every day. Subtly weaving in today’s pressing social concerns—from poverty in our neighborhoods to human trafficking across the globe—Twenty-Two will inspire a greater sense of mission and a passion to live more fully as young women embark on their own remarkable journeys.
My Thoughts: When I requested this book for review I thought it would be interesting to read based on the little information the publisher put out about it. Opening up the package it came in I was impressed with how pretty the cover was, which game me a great head start into reading it. I love that it splits everything up into years, like Freshmen – Senior which is a great way to read it and understand a little better. The whole book is inspiring and a great read for young women making hard decisions.