Thank you so much to Random Things Tours for having me on this wonderful blog tour! I am very excited to share my review of The High Moments…
Scarlett is far from perfect.
She changes herself to please others.
She makes mistakes – over and over again.
She repeatedly goes back to people that have hurt her.
Scarlett has a tricky relationship with her mother and is desperate for people to like her.
She moves to London without a plan, but when she manages to land a job at a modelling agency she thinks that her life is finally on track.
Scarlett soon discovers that the fashion industry is far from what she had imagined and her life begins to spiral out of control. But at least people know who she is. She is starting to become someone.
And surely it’s better to be someone – even if it’s someone you hate?
With a vein of dark humour at its core, The High Moments offers an astute, often stark, look at the fashion industry and the challenges you can face as a woman in your twenties. Fans of Emma Jane Unsworth’s Animals and shows like Girls will love this.
About the author:
Sara-Ella Ozbek is a London-bred author of South African and Turkish
descent. After graduating from the University of Exeter with a BA in English Literature, she interned at Vogue magazine and subsequently fell into a job at a modelling agency. After six exciting, if somewhat draining, years as an agent, she left to pursue a career in writing. She attended the New York Film Academy screenwriting programme then went to Los Angeles where she joined the hustle of the screenwriters. Out of the frustration and misery came her first novel, The High Moments. Aside from the novel, she has written non-fiction for titles including Because Magazine, Suitcase, Tatler, Drugstore Culture, Voyage D’Etudes and Soho House Notes.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I started reading The High Moments, but what I found was a really sharp, yet nonetheless funny read! This is a really entertaining debut, and there are many interesting and important themes and ideas explored in the book. Taking a look at the reality of the fashion industry and examining many issues and challenges that young women may face, this was hugely insightful, and I think lots of different types of readers will enjoy this darkly humorous novel, because I definitely enjoyed it! Would really recommend this one.
Thank you so much again to Random Things Tours, the author and the publishers! The High Moments is OUT NOW!