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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
The Olive Picker: A Memoir by Kathryn Brettell is a great book that will make you believe in strength and courage. Kathi’s life has never been easy, but this hardcore woman has kept her head held high and made sure that she had positives in her life along with the negatives. You will join Kathi on her journey where she fights domestic abuse, rebuilds her confidence, and becomes the person she is today.
Her story is heartbreaking, but her recovery is inspiring and very, very brave. The way she has written the book makes you understand her personality and how she is a fighter. The book is sometimes sad, sometimes happy, and sometimes hysterical. But when you are reading it, you will never ever feel pity for her, and that is because she never feels pity for herself. She is a strong, resilient woman and it shows in her words.
It is written perfectly; you can feel her emotions, feel her fear, and the way she makes up her mind. You can actually imagine her voice reading her words to you. It is very powerful and very dynamic. Reading the book was almost like meeting her in person. I guess some people are just gifted like her. After reading this book, you will learn to appreciate yourself, learn to love yourself for who you are, and never settle for anything less than what you deserve. You will cherish your mind, body, and soul because you will know that it is a gift.