Savannah Grace’s best selling, award winning saga of her family’s four-year-long backpacking adventure continues. “Backpacks and Bra Straps” picks up where “I Grew My Boobs in China” leaves off, offering insights into how family dynamics are affected by such intensive togetherness as well as a candid, intriguing look at world-wide travel and the camaraderie of the backpacking community, told from a perceptive young woman’s viewpoint.
This second instalment of her Sihpromatum series takes us to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, through Western China and Tibet, and finally, to watch the sun rise over Mount Everest in Nepal. Savannah’s initial reluctance to travel and the personal growth she documents distinguishes this raw tale from most travel memoirs.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In this second volume of Savannah Grace’s fantastic recount of her and her family’s travels around the world, we get a much more personal and up-close view of the family dynamics and spirit amongst her group.
Whereas the first book primarily focused on young Savannah’s emotions and experiences, this one gives us a broader range, and written from a more experienced and mature point of view the story flows even better yet is still ripe with Savannah’s ever present charm and personality.
The humour in this book is honest and revealing and laugh out loud funny at times. I enjoyed listening to her tell, in her own words, about the many experiences she and her family had–including some trying times that made them all weary and exhausted.
One thing is for sure, Savannah was made for adventure and her indomitable spirit will keep her on the move and hopefully be bringing us more books in the future.
If you have not met Savannah Grace yet, you should do so, and if you have not read her books yet, what are you waiting for? They may just prompt you to live on the edge and seek out your own adventures.
This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.