January 01, 2016 at 9:02AM
NY RESOLUTIONS – THE PLAN
Exercise 6 times a week
Have sex once a month min. (counts as exercise)
Move out of home TO LONDON (career??)
Make more friends
New Year’s Day is the ultimate cliché for Scarlett:
feeling weepy, check
broken sense of self, check check check
She is in her twenties, stuck living at home in small-town Topsham with an academic mother who has no time for pep-talks or consolation. The one saving grace is that her friend, Billie, still works at the pub down the road, but even the pub is losing its appeal.
Feeling desperate to do something with her life and with no real plan (but the mother of all hangovers), Scarlett picks up her stuff and moves to London. But moving isn’t a miracle cure and she ends up facing exactly the same problems she was desperate to escape.
In the search for ‘her path’, Scarlett is offered an internship at a fashion agency. This might not be her dream job but her mother is disgusted. So she takes it. This is her first step to becoming something but it is also her first step to becoming someone else. Each terrible decision she makes leads to another and her life begins to spiral.
But people are starting to know her; she is starting to become someone. And surely it’s better to be someone – even if it’s someone you hate?
OMG! What a crazy world to live. I’m so glad that I’m not into fashion or anything near it. I thought The devil wears Prada was madness. But The high moments is worst. Because in this book you can find drugs, alcohol, some xxx scenes and a lot of bad decisions.
I never thought I would like the plot. At first Scarlett’s big wish looked like an “American dream”, especially when, without thinking, she went to London, even she didn’t have money, a place or a job. All she had was a note in her phone with her New Year resolutions. But somehow she managed to survive in the lions’ cage. And at the end of the year (how Britney Spears said) everybody wanted a piece of her.
The high moments reminds me of Rules for saying goodbye by Katherine Taylor and Members only by Leonie Fox. What can I say… I’m a sucker for drama! So I really enjoyed Scarlett’s adventure in the fashion industry and how she managed to choose just the bad roads. Thank you KaleidoscopicTours and Sara-Ella Ozbek and Simon and Schuster UK for the opportunity to read this book!