A review by bookishaddictions
Carrie Soto Is Back, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

adventurous challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Reid has done it again…. I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and I enjoyed Daisy Jones & the Six- but I LOVED Carrie’s story. We always right off athletes once they cross 30, especially female athletes; I love that Soto’s character challenges the stereotypes and shows the beauty that can come with age. As an athlete, I could have only dreamed of having the career Soto had. I can also fully understand why she would want to protect her record so bad. Soto’s story shows the good and the bad of being a professional athlete, as well as the double standards that are held for women. Soto is complex and drastically contrasts against society’s ideal “lovable” woman. You don’t need to understand tennis either to understand Soto’s story, so I recommend checking this one out. 

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