The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was invited to read a Netgalley copy of this book from Penguin Random House South Africa.
I was overjoyed! I came across news of the book when I took leave from work for my burnout recovery and had been waiting eagerly for the release.
If you’ve ever struggled with Burnout, you’d be able to relate to these characters. Sasha works in Marketing at a start-up (as someone who does the same, this book made me feel VERY seen). But after one too many staff leave, Sasha is left feeling overwhelmed. Eventually her family steps in and tries to get her to go on holiday. But her dreams of rest and relaxation are interrupted when she realises that 1) the hotel that she is staying at is in shambles and 2) the other guy, Finn is a grumpy man who snaps at kids.
Sasha is determined to make the best of the experience and it isn’t long before she and Finn start to become friends. Finn is also burned out but he doesn’t talk much about it.
I loved this book because it made me feel so seen. As someone who struggles with burnout (especially around this time of year), I thought this book was well-written and paints an accurate picture of what burnout looks and feels like. I
I spent the first half of this book, constantly highlighting quotes that I could relate to.
This was a fun, feel-good book that I finished in one go. Pick this up as your next summer read or even if you just want to escape reality.

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