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Apr 20, 2020betsy777 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
If you've ever had a child in a competitive sport, this book will ring familiar. If the child is extremely talented, like the athlete in this book, the sport can become a vortex that renders parents blind to signs of dysfunction and even…
Nov 04, 2018reader7176 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Interesting subject line but was slow and a little boring.
Jul 01, 2018cmich8281 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the book, but the ending was sub par.
Dec 23, 2017jachayden rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Thought it was interesting... well-paced. The ending seemed to be leading up to a different ending with a more dark familial tragedy, I was surprised that it didn't go "that way."
Sep 14, 2017membooks16 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book is a must read for anyone who has had a child involved in competitive sports. How much are we willing to sacrifice or overlook in order for our kids to be the best? How much do our children hide from us? How easy is it to…
Jul 21, 2017Crystaljocille rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
This book was on a "great read" summer list. It was slow, predictable and the mother was seriously annoying. I almost thought the plot of the book was an obsession the mother had with how "powerful and special" her daughter was. The end of…
Jun 24, 2017CMLReads_Kristin rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Slower paced and less twisty than Gone Girl and its ilk, this is still and intriguingly twisty mystery. Unique in its setting: against the backdrop of elite gymnastics.
Cynthia_N
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Jun 03, 2017Cynthia_N rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this glimpse into the life of an elite gymnast. I wish there had been more focus on that than on the mystery of who committed murder. I loved it when the parents got snarky!!
Mar 28, 2017wilqser rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Mystery about a young gymnast and her family's obsession to have her succeed probably derived of guilty for their role in their daughter's childhood foot accident. The book delves into the intense pressure to succeed and her just trying to…
athompson10
Feb 17, 2017athompson10 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Tense, almost claustrophobic thriller about a driven gymnast with Olympic goals and the driven, obsessed bubble that surrounds her: parents, coaches, boosters. Part murder mystery and part examination of the strange subculture of elite…
Feb 02, 2017LouWSytsma rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Pretty nifty thriller that keeps you guessing for a long stretch but reveals its hand as close to the climax as possible. It mostly works though the protagonist comes across as an unreliable narrator due to her emotional blinders. Also her…
Dec 13, 2016ArapahoeAlyson rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book is an interesting combination of mystery and family story. The mystery didn't hold my interest as much as the look at the demanding world of competitive gymnastics. So much pressure on the minds and bodies of the young woman! …
Nov 21, 2016tammysully68 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Decent book. Not great.. just ok.. but absolutely horrible cop-out of an ending. It's like the writer had no clue how to finish this book and wrapped it up in 3 poorly written pages.
Sep 16, 2016bookpusher rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book!! (Just as I love all of Megan Abbott's books!).....every chapter leaves you wanting more.....started 4pm Wed, finished 4pm Thursday. Couldn't put it down!
Sep 08, 2016lukasevansherman rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
"None of us know our kids." The latest from Megan Abbott is part crime story and part domestic drama. And it's set in the world of competitive teen gymnastics!
Sep 03, 2016csut2 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
USA recommended 8/25/16
Aug 27, 2016SDD2238 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I really didn't like this book. The plot was contrived, the characters were over the top, even for sports parents, and the "twists and turns" mentioned by one reviewer were predictable.
Aug 27, 2016
Timely after the Ryan Lochte debacle in this summer's Olympic aftermath. Too long, too unrealistic. What Mother is this out of touch with what is going on with her family? However, getting a glimpse into this life where focus is so…
Aug 09, 2016lgold08540 rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Could barely get through this book; kept skipping around. I wanted to smack the mother and say, "Wake up! Stop enabling your family!" Too predictable.
Feb 29, 2016stephaniedchase rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
While YOU WILL KNOW ME has a bit too much detail and a few too many coincidences to be truly thrilling, Abbott once again delivers with a story on how little we know those around us, how far we will go for who -- and what -- we love, and…