Just When I Thought It Was Over


Non-Fiction - Autobiography
25 Pages
Reviewed on 12/04/2014
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Reviewed by Tommy Wong for Readers' Favorite

Just When I Thought It Was Over is an autobiography by Chikita Evans Shell. It starts with her childhood when she was raised by her mother single handedly since her father was incarcerated for several years. She experienced disharmony in the family and also a lack of love from her father. She then had to struggle in her studies and eventually received her master’s degree. Indeed, she gets the honour of being the first in her family to receive such a degree. She also had to struggle with her career and eventually became a Juvenile Detention Counselor, and subsequently a certified teacher. She is married and has two wonderful children. Towards the end of the book, she shared that she was unemployed for five years, and it seems that she had to struggle financially for most of her life. During her struggles, the teachings from the Bible helped her.

Chikita is to be congratulated for having written this book. She is very brave in sharing her life stories, including her inner feelings with the world. Through this sharing she hopes to help others who may be going through similar life challenges. In the last part of the book, it would have been nice if Chikita could indicate, apart from the spiritual support, how she coped with the other aspects of unemployment, especially if unemployment persists. This would bring a closure to the book. Notwithstanding this suggestion, this is a very touching story and the writing is inspiring.