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My goodness, 40 isn't THAT old.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020
I want to like this book, I really do. However, it's almost offensive how old the author is making 40yr olds sound. Jessie says at one point that at her age, if she jumps her knees are likely to collapse. What? Then some young guys, seemingly in their 20's, start bothering her and Austin on their walk back to the Ivy House and one of the boys calls Austin "grandpa". I get they were just jerks, but come on now.. 40 isn't that old. I'm 38 and in terrible shape, but I can still jump without hurting myself and I certainly don't even remotely resemble a grandparent. I mean good grief, they're 40...not 60 or 70. I understand that this book is specifically written about middle-age, but the author is making those of us that are middle-age sound like we're nearing the end of our life, not just beginning the middle of it. I'm not sure how old the author is, but in her writing she's coming across as a kid and how they view anyone over 30 as ancient. I know she isn't that young!