I saw a social media post the other day that said “Hey girl, a friendly reminder to apply for that job you’re not qualified for because neither are the white men that work there.” Loved to see that exact same sentiment from Margaret’s mentor in the first chapter!
Overall, How To Walk Away was adorable and heartwarming. KC writes beautifully and creates strong, inspiring characters. I did have a few questions I felt were unanswered or glossed over in the plot. I do understand that KC wanted to focus on Margaret’s growth more than those topics, but feel like they could have been briefly addressed to tie up loose ends. Even though I could predict where the book was going from the beginning, the characters are ones you care about, so you want to get to the end.
I loved the “When you don’t know what to do for yourself, do something for somebody else” quote.