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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
What's Real What's Not and Somewhere In-Between: His Actions Will Tell You Everything by Zakiya Fatin endeavors to remind, teach, and help women in their relationships with men. A book full of reminders and new information all designed to help us grow and understand why some relationships work out and some don’t. All of us, as we age, must continue our journey in life and keep evolving into something new.
As someone who has had false starts, overall bad relationships, and a divorce, I often struggle with the "why" of it all. So, when I got the chance to read this book, I thought what could it hurt? I am glad that I read it; I needed to be reminded of some things. Moreover, for me, this book reminded me that just because things haven’t worked out before doesn’t mean they won’t in the future. Each “failed” relationship was full of lessons for me to take away as I moved on and grew.
Often relationship books can feel a little forced to me. However, I did not feel that here. Zakiya Fatin has laid out the lessons and wisdom of this book in a natural flowing way. While reading I often had the thought, “It’s like I could just be talking to a friend about this stuff”, and I enjoyed that feeling. What's Real What's Not and Somewhere In-Between is a fast read, and also a book I feel like I could return to when I need some reassurance. It is most certainly something I would recommend anyone with relationship questions should read. It has helped me out in my next stage of growth.