Book review: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Carrie Soto is one of those athletes that goes down in history as arguably the best woman athlete in her lifetime. She earned over 20 Grand Slams and broke countless records.

Six years after retiring, Carrie attends the 1994 US Open with her father watching her record being broken by Nicki Chan. She then informs her father and coach, Javier, that she’s coming out of retirement at age 37.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely LOVED this book!! Taylor Jenkins Reid can portray the raw and vulnerable emotions of her characters. I was so touched emotionally by this book, especially the characters and relationship between Javier and Carrie.

The format of the book gives a brief background of Carrie’s journey prior to 1994 then continues with her comeback.

I’m not a tennis fan at all, but I actually didn’t mind the game recaps throughout the book. I had read reviews previously of readers who didn’t enjoy those sections. I thought they were great and totally set the stage!

I didn’t want this book to end because I wanted to continue as a part of Carrie Soto’s journey. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a master at getting inside the mind of a woman to bring the reader into the good and bad traits.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed Taylor Jenkins Reid’s other books.

Thank you to Netgalley and Random House Publishing for providing the Advanced Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review.

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