Book Review: Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

“‘Most of humanity’, he said, ‘have eyes that are so caked shut with the dust of deception they will never see the truth, no matter who tries to save them'”

eat_pray_loveEat, Pray, Love is a memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert which captures her journey across what she calls “the three I’s.” After a messy divorce with her first husband, Gilbert decided to take a journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia. In each of the three countries she made a specific goal; in Italy, to eat and learn the culture surrounding Italian food, in India, to learn about spirituality (hence the word pray), and finishes her year abroad in Indonesia, where she will experience love. I loved the book, and although it starts off slowly, you will fall in love with the book once her trip begins.

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life”

-Sara S., 10th grade

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

  1. This novel sounds amazing! I really like the idea of traveling and visiting and trying new cultures, so this piece of literature will be perfect for me. Thanks!

  2. I read this novel ages ago, but I can still distinctly remember how enthralled I was with it as soon as the story began to pick up. Because I’ve been reminded by your post, I think I may pick it up once more to read it again and retrace the details of the story that I may have lost. Thank you!
    P.S. the way you framed your review with quotes is really great, plus the review itself is really good, keep up the good work!

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