I have registered in Goodreads a while ago but never really cared about it.
Today I thought I should start making a better use of it so here is a review for a book I read.
Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream by Adam Shepard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
An amazing and brave idea that shows how a man in America can rise from having virtually no money at all to afford a home to live in. The secret was actually no big secret: work, work, work and save, save, save!
I had bigger expectations for the book, the writing seems sometimes so vague that you get bored. (Well, the author warns that he is no writer but still, I expected a bigger effort.)
The book has a sad end due to the author’s private life and this can be the reason why the book ends leaving you with a thought of “is that it?” on your mind.
Still I’m giving it 3 stars as it has a few funny and incredible stories but above all because it reminded me how lucky I am to have a place to live, food to eat and people who care about me.