How Heather Got Her HAT'ness Back

Non-Fiction - Memoir
78 Pages
Reviewed on 09/30/2018
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

How Heather Got Her HAT'ness Back by Heather Costaras introduces readers to Hat who was so nicknamed when the author was young and carefree. Hat liked to climb trees as she was a tomboy and she spent a lot of time drawing. Hat found fun and pleasure in exploring and she composed many tunes on her piano. She wrote funny poems and, yes, she was happy, creative, and mad. There were many people around her who were critical of her behavior and so, one day, Hat decided to reform and become like everyone else. She tossed out all her weird stuff, abandoned her nickname Hat, and called herself Heather. Will she be happy losing herself and trying to meet the expectations of others?

The story is about finding yourself, acceptance, and being in control of life. The illustrations done by the author herself capture the concept beautifully, giving better clarity to readers. The story of Heather is relatable to many readers, and will encourage and inspire many to find themselves all over again and start living life the way that makes them happy and contented. I like the way the author conveys a profound message simply, making it easy for readers to understand. Memoirs like this are a must-read because these give readers more confidence to deal with their lives with positive vibes and confidence. It will help them get their HAT'ness back and be comfortable in their own skin. The book is empowering and beneath the cartoon-like illustrations is a strong and relevant message and concept.