This month we featured THE UNUSUAL JOURNEYS OF A GIRL LIKE ANY OTHER by Konstantina Sakellariou as our book of the month. Konstantina kindly sent us a digital copy of the book and we couldn’t wait to read it!
In her fantastic debut novel, Konstantina embarks on a voyage of self discovery which begins with a hike on Mount Kilimanjaro and ends with the knowledge of inner truth. On the face of it, the book acts as a travel memoir, so vividly beautiful are Konstantina’s descriptions of her numerous hiking expeditions as she explores famous landscapes and treks across continents.
But underneath the visual pleasures lie real relatable life issues – relationships, love, grief, questions of life and death.
Through her hiking and trekking expeditions, Konstantina takes the reader on a very intimate journey as her personal story weaves through dusty roads, up and down mountains and across cultures.
Nicely paced with a gentle easy flow which is sort of meditative in it’s rhythm, the close of each chapter acts as an end of another trip and the start of a new one, both physically and mentally.
This is a truly unique read and a great debut novel from an author who is sure to have further literary success in the future.
If you want to read more about Konstantina’s journeys be sure to visit her blog www.myunusualjourneys.com where you can find links to other stories and more photos.