A review by hannahbailey
Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

challenging emotional hopeful reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


TJR has a way of drawing you in even when you're not convinced by the MC and their intentions. For the most part I was very engaged and enjoyed reading about each match. I love tennis, so I'm not sure I would've stuck around for any other sport, especially as I'm not a big fan of these 'I have to be the best at my sport otherwise I'm a failure' storylines. Why can't we have characters more like me; Jack of all trades, master of none LOL 🤠 

That said, I did enjoy the character development, exploration of grief and insight into what it could feel like to make one thing your entire personality. 

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