Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Alexia's Legacy by Ray White and Austin Hatcher

                Alexia was a young, beautiful and intelligent college student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2014. Instead of dissolving in grief, her friends and family have helped put together this book with the proceeds going towards the Alexia Andeleanu Memorial Fund. It is for this reason I chose to read this book. I thought it would be hard to read due to the death of such a young lady and also because of the topic of leadership. I thought, how interesting could that possibly be to me? Much to my delight it was completely the opposite of what I thought it would be. The book is made up of small chapters that each center around different leadership skills and start with how Alexia exhibited these skills. This is done with Alexia’s own emails and journal entries. Interspersed throughout are pictures of Alexia which help to make this “how to” book more personal. At the end are some thoughts and feelings about Alexia from her friends and family. The book is very touching but also written in a way that is interesting and informative. The leadership qualities can be used in everyday life whether in a work environment or your personal life. Alexia sounds like she was an amazing and successful young lady and this book is well worth reading. The cover image is a picture of Alexia which gives a personal touch to the book. The formatting, pictures included, worked well on my ereader. This was a truly enjoyable read.