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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
Are You Okay? The Carryover of Kindness by A.S. Drayton is a remarkable memoir about a millennial’s existential crisis in an indifferent world that is too huge to care. The story draws you in quickly as Anthony Drayton, a meek and cynical college freshman, laments his choices pertaining to college life at George Mason University. He devours a box of chocolates meant for his now ex-girlfriend who breaks his heart and gives him second thoughts about continuing the college experience. Rubbing salt in the wound is the fact that his friends really belonged to his ex since they have given him the cold shoulder after the breakup. As his motivation for higher learning is buried under a blanket of sorrow, he unexpectedly hears the words that will change the entire trajectory of his life: Are you okay? Perhaps this is the guardian angel that Anthony didn’t ask for but someone he needs to help break his impregnable shell of despair.
One of the most common problems besetting the young is the inevitable disappointment they feel when expectations don’t fall in their favor. A.S. Drayton clearly illustrates this at the very beginning. We learn that he was once an idealist with a dream of having a happy family of his own and not caring much for the pursuit of academic excellence. If you have ever been to college, this book’s message will resonate and stay with you for a long time. Drayton’s narrative style will make you pay more attention to your relationships with others and that simple acts of kindness never hurts. This memoir encourages self-reflection, with its emotional components tugging at you strongly. If you love touching stories like Tuesdays with Morrie and Mister God, This is Anna, then Are You Okay? is sure to take you on a powerful, inspirational ride.