Our next YA book club will be meeting in June in Cakes and Ale cafe.
The chosen book is always available to order from Bookends with a 20% discount for reading group members. If you would like to join, just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The April book is Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. By the time Carrie retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles.
And if you ask her, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach. But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning, British player named Nicki Chan.
At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the ‘Battle-Axe’ anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did.
And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever. In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season.
In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a story about the cost of greatness and a legendary athlete attempting a comeback. ‘An exhilarating, immersive and gripping ode to the cost of greatness, this is Taylor Jenkins Reid’s best book yet. Carrie Soto is an icon for the ages.